Children shower curtains can be a problem
A New York City-based company is offering to help families with bedroom curtains that could be a big problem if kids are left to stare at them all day.
The company, Lights Out, says the curtains can have a negative effect on children’s sleep.
It’s designed for parents who want to keep the curtains in their home and protect them from unwanted visitors.
It has the added benefit of lighting up your bedroom at night.
“The main benefit is that they can help reduce the amount of time children spend staring at the ceiling, which can be an especially stressful situation,” Lights Out founder and CEO Ben Rees told ABC News.
Lights Out has been offering its curtains since 2013.
The company has an online store with a variety of products.
But for its first commercial, Rees said the company wanted to use the company’s own curtains to give kids a chance to shine.
A light from a lamp can illuminate a curtain.
You can control it on the home’s settings.
We use a low power LED light to make it look like the curtain is dimming, he said.
The company sells them through its website for $60 each, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
For the company, that’s a great deal for a few reasons, including a chance for the product to be available in stores in the coming months.
The first, Reese said, is that customers can save money on a purchase that doesn’t include a return shipping label.
If they do return the product, they can get the discount through a third-party retailer like Target, which would save them a $15 shipping fee, he explained.
The second is that the product can help kids stay focused on the task at hand.
That’s because the lights make the curtains seem dimmer than they really are, Reis said.
“You have to remember that kids aren’t actually seeing the ceiling anymore, so the dimming effect is actually a calming factor,” he said, adding that he doesn’t know of anyone who has complained.
That’s why Rees also offered to sell the curtains to parents in the past.
He said his company had sold 1,000 units of its products in the last year.
In addition to its product, Lights End also offers a service to parents that lets them control the curtains with a smartphone app, but Rees didn’t disclose how many parents were using the service.
We have to make sure the lights are turned on, but you can turn them off by the wall and they’re off by yourself, he added.
While parents can turn off the lights from the app, Reus said he doesn “don’t think they’ll turn off this much,” considering that it’s a lighting feature that’s meant to help keep the room brighter.
“If the lights were turned off, the curtains would be dark,” he explained, noting that he believes that most parents will be happy with the results.
“It’s a way for parents to manage their home,” he added, “and it’s also a way to keep their kids safe.”
While the company is making its curtain-changing program available to families, Reeds said it’s still not for everyone.
Rees said he wants to continue expanding the program beyond the homes of its customers, so Lights Out is also developing a line of products for schools, libraries and government agencies.