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    I got a touch lamp - and DD was then always happy to sleep with it on the dimmest setting.

    Nightlights didnt seem to be bright enough for her

    eventually she grew out of wanting it on

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    I got DD a touch lamp from Kmart and put a dim globe in it. It's on her bedside table so she can control it herself. She usually prefers it dark but could choose to have it on all night if she wanted. It also helps in the morning if she wakes up early (she has a sheep that lights up at 6am) she just turns on her lamp and plays in her room.
    Do you think he might like something like that he can do himself, in combination with the guards for the light switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allatsea View Post
    Our lights won't take a lower wattage bulb. That was the first thing I looked into, but they only take a 100 watt double ended halogen.

    I will look into getting a dimmer switch though
    Oops. Meant to quote, not thank.

    Just curious about what kind of light this is? 100 watt seems really bright! I have never heard of one you can't put a lower wattage globe in - usually it just specifies a maximum not a minimum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Oops. Meant to quote, not thank.

    Just curious about what kind of light this is? 100 watt seems really bright! I have never heard of one you can't put a lower wattage globe in - usually it just specifies a maximum not a minimum?
    Perhaps those little pop in pronged down lights??

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    It's a light with a ceiling fan incorporated. An extended family member knows about lighting & he says it only takes a 100 watt double ended halogen

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    What about take the lightbulb out all together and just use a dim lamp in the room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allatsea View Post
    It's a light with a ceiling fan incorporated. An extended family member knows about lighting & he says it only takes a 100 watt double ended halogen
    I'd be getting a second opinion on that. As far as I know, you can change any light to a lower watt. That's why they have different wattage options!! I'd be going to the hardware store with the bulb and asking if it was me. I think 100 is quite bright for a bedroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    What about take the lightbulb out all together and just use a dim lamp in the room?
    I like this idea! I agree remove the light bulb, make the lamp the only choice, but make it dim enough so he can choose to leave it on or off as he wishes. Give him control of how he uses it

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    Given it's been such a little time since he moved, I don't think I'd fight this battle yet. If the light makes him feel secure then let him have it. Once he's had a few more months to settle in then I'd tackle it. If changing to a lower watt bulb is possible then that's definitely worth a go but anything that is going to upset him further doesn't seem worth it at this point. You're already trying to make changes on so many other fronts.

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    I don't think I'd be comfortable with a 2 yr old having control over any sort of lamp.

    Plenty of battery operated night lights and even toys with lights in them that glow or project onto the ceiling.

    He has got a lot going on it seems right now but I do agree sleeping with a bright light isn't good for anyone. It disrupts your circadian rhythm. It's just not healthy.

    If it's made fun with new things like toys or something he can hold on to maybe it won't be as painful as you think.

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