If you were afraid of the dark or a space-enthusiast as a child, chances are you owned one of those rotating lamps that radiated colourful images of the sky, moon and stars onto your bedroom ceiling, transforming it into an LED-lit fantasy.
Well now, at the time of year when dark, cold mornings are far outnumbering the sunny days, the internet has come to the rescue with an adult alternative designed to lift your spirits.
Sunset projection lamps are the latest trend to infiltrate our social media feeds, and it’s not hard to see why.
After months spent shuttered indoors during the winter, many of us have been left yearning for the warm glow of the balmy sun. Since there are still some weeks ahead of us before temperatures catch up with the brighter mornings, we have been forced to find other ways to get our fix.
Luckily, this is exactly where these handy lamps come in.
Working by projecting the shape and colours of a hazy and brilliantly bright sunset onto your walls, the lamps have gone viral on social media, with many people saying they want to get their hands on one to recreate golden hour in their homes during lockdown, while others believe they could help boost their mood.
“I have a feeling that getting a sunset projection lamp and dyeing my hair will make all my problems disappear,” one Twitter user wrote, while another added: “Ordered a sunset projection lamp let’s get it baby it’s Havana Sunsets only in El Casa de Maso from now on.”
While the lamps are striking, most are expensive, with a high-tech Halo One model, which delivers both sunset red and deep blue colours, setting customers back a whopping £820.
But the good news is that there is a more affordable version out there.
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Dahai rainbow projection lamp: £23.99, Amazon.co.uk
This lamp comes in an impressive four colours with rainbow, sun, sunset and sunset red shades to choose from.
Whichever hue you prefer, the lamp can cast circular lights on the wall, ceiling or floor and the greater the distance between the surfaces, the larger the projection will be. It also has a fully rotatable head, meaning the size and shape of the halo can also be adjusted depending on the effect you’re looking for.
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