Kids can be fussy. And, by proxy, so can their parents. Little Sophie is settling down to sleep and you as a parent want to do everything possible to try and make the process smooth. All kids find a night light helpful here (complete darkness is usually too scary), but then we get "Daddy, it's too bright!" or "It's all green, I wanted the red one!" And so on. Luckily, a Windows Phone can step in here with this free utility - Night Light can mimic any light source of any colour or intensity and with a pre-programmed cut-off time.
Night Light uses your phone's display to provide low light to a dark room.
Features: - Automatic shut off timer - Brightness slider - Different colors
Here's Night Light in action:
A simple interface, but obvious; (right) picking one of the eight light colours...
Being able to vary the night light brightness is a nice touch - this all works best with AMOLED screens (since the pixels themselves are, in effect, mini night lights), but it's also effective on LCDs; (right) some slightly worrying privacy warnings - hopefully these are just 'boilerplate'!
Normally, a tap on the screen turns the 'light' screen off, but as the timed period comes to an end, a countdown starts on-screen and a tap will reset the timer, in case your child isn't quite asleep yet, a very nice touch.
As you can see in the screens, the utility is free by virtue of in-app advertising. Which shoudn't be a problem, though I have to wonder how much monetisation there is here since for 99% of the utility's operation there is, by definition, going to be no one to look at the screen or tap on it!