Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: LED solar work light

Pardon my not having the WFMW logo up here. I'm working on a borrowed laptop. Rest assured, you are at the right place.

We went to IKEA about a week and a half ago. My 6 year old daughter's only request was for a "lamp so that I can read books in my bed." A fairly practical item to request. I mean, it's not like she asked for a toy or anything (a typical request) and reading? We like to encourage that.

We got to IKEA, navigated the store and finally arrived at the lamp section. There were halogen-- too hot. There were CFL lamps. The lamp was 7.00, but the bulb costs 9.00 and was still hot to the touch.

I found an LED lamp that was also solar. Score! Hubs initially though the lamp was a little spendy. It was 19.99, but when we considered the heat, the potential of knocking the lamp over in bed, having a cord, an expensive light bulb to replace, the LED solar lamp seemed to be the way to go.

Y'all, we love that lamp. I charge the solar pad in my garden window every so often and we are good to go.

No batteries to replace. A nice, bright light to read by. Easy to turn off. If it falls into my child's bed, it won't burn her up to a crisp.

It works for us!

Smiles in my day:
- Hubs had the day off work, so he was able to rest and try to get rid of his sore throat. He said that he watched movies and played video games all day.
- My friend with the lump in her breast from yesterday went to have things checked out. The doctor didn't seem like it was a problem, found an area in her other breast that needed a bit of help, but he also sent her for a just-in-case mammogram.
- Handing books out to 550 children today. :)
- Having the principal of K-'s school thank me for writing a response to an article written in the local paper about K-'s school being rebuilt in a year. I was surprised that he knew it was me since all I had on the identifier was "Amy."
- Getting to speak to the principal at length and getting to know him a bit more.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

I can't believe I haven't commented yet. Sheesh!

I'll have to look into one of those lights, especially since Lil tried to burn down the house one day with a fluorescent lamp and a blanket. (We don't want to go there...)