Review: Lights Out Blinds

Saturday, May 25, 2013

While the British weather is nothing to be celebrating at the moment, we still have a few signs that it should be summer. The light mornings being one. I've been looking recently for anything to help with the sudden 5am starts from the kids. With renting our property I didnt want a fitted blackout blind which would involve making unneccessary holes in walls. This is where the Lights Out Blinds come in.

Lights Out Blinds are portable pop up black out blinds. Each pack contains two blinds, offering a positioning flexibility. Some windows may only need the one blind meaning you can use each of the blinds in different rooms, whereas others may need more than one if the windows are a large size. The blinds are much bigger than I expected measuring 1m x 1.2m. We have very large windows in our house so the blind is slightly smaller than the window. I found that by rotating them I could completely cover the window by sticking them next to each other so that they overlap in the middle and block out all sunlight. I also found that although one blind doesn't completely cover the window it still blocks out a majority of light. When putting one on Zach's window I stood in the hall so I could see the light in his room compared to Gracie's and there was a massive difference. I then decided instead of using both in Zach's room I would give them one each. They are designed to fit any window even recessed windows thanks to the adjustable sucker used to attach to the window.

Two Lights Out Blinds on Zach's window on a very bright day!

The blinds take just seconds to put up and take down. You can see the full demonstration video here. They fold back down into a handy carry bag perfect for storing when travelling. What I love is that by being so lightweight and easily stored they will be a comfort to your baby/child if they are not used to sleeping in a different place. Of course the blinds are not just limited to use for the nursery, they can be beneficial for many situations such as; people who work shifts who struggle to sleep when it's light, for people in rented accommodation with no fixtures/fittings allowed, to darken classrooms when using interactive whiteboard or projectors or even for use in hospitals or hospices making the room calmer for resting.

Lights Out Blind carry bag
These blinds are exactly what I've been looking for and are far better than I could have imagined. Unfortunately they haven't sorted our sleep problems with Zach, which are obviously not from the bright mornings like i'd hoped, but when he screams in the early hours he no longer wakes Gracie with him. Thanks to the dark room she falls straight back to sleep after being disturbed meaning a sleep deprived toddler is one less problem for me now. They also have helped her feel less confused as it is now light at bedtime too. The Lights Out Blinds are definitely a must have item for us now and I will be recommending them to anyone looking for a solution to sleep problems affected by light.

The Lights Out Blinds come in a pack of two for a RRP of £34.99 but I have seen many retailers selling for around £29.99 which is a bargain if you think about how much two pairs of blackout curtains would cost you!

If you keep an eye on my blog I may even have a competition coming very soon ;)

We were sent one pack of Lights Out Blinds free of charge for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own.

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