Like most kids, my children are scared of the dark. They prefer to sleep with a nightlight. The problem I encountered was they were never satisfied with the light from one of the typical nightlights. Especially the ones they have now that are LED lights and don’t really illuminate much due to their size.
I found a solution, that because of its normal function, it actually provides another level of soothing to their bed time. I use a small run of LED Christmas lights. This gives them plenty of light, but they don’t get hot and I don’t have to worry about them burning themselves of forgetting to turn them off in the morning. They don’t use much energy. The fact that their Christmas lights, adds pleasant dreams and memories to the mix.
I haven't had any issues with the dark since implementing this system.