Most children enjoy the company of a night light, regardless of whether or not they are afraid of the dark. Uncle Milton Rainbow in my Room is not the traditional night light, but one that projects a rainbow against a wall, or even across the entire room. Here is more information on this toy and if it is worth buying.
Key features of Uncle Milton Rainbow In My Room:
- Motion activated
- Requires 4 AAA batteries that are not included
- Additional AC adapter sold separately
- Automatic shut off
- Recommended for ages 5 and up due to small pieces
Is Uncle Milton Rainbow In My Room Worth Buying?
While the AC adapter is sold separately, at least parents can cut down on battery usage. The automatic shut off switch is great for when kids fall asleep when using batteries, or adults can purchase a timer that plugs into the outlet, so the AC adapter will turn off after a certain amount time as well.
Some people did complain about the quality of the light projected, the majority had no problem with it. The rainbow does not move, but neither do real rainbows. There are two display modes to choose from, one just shows one rainbow color at a time and the other one displays the full rainbow.
Many people complained about the brightness of the light and the span of the beam. The box does state that it should be used in a dark room and set on a desk or nightstand. Obviously the darker the room the better the light looks, so if a child uses an additional night light or sleeps in an area where light enters their room, the beam might not be very bright.
Other parents wanted to use the Uncle Milton Rainbow in my Room as a night light and did not like the fact that it shut off after only 10 minutes. However, it must be pointed out that this toy can be easily turned on again with just the touch of a button.
The Uncle Milton Rainbow in my Room is pretty much a glorified night-light. The price is not too high, however. Many other light up, colored lamps are in that same price range and rotating, or motion, lamps are just a little bit more. For small children this might be enough, but for any child more than eight years old, it might be worth spending a little extra cash and investing in a motion lamp.