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3 Benefits Of Using LED Lights For Children With Autism

When you have a child on the autistic spectrum, you know that emotional meltdowns can be common. One reason for these meltdowns is due to a sensory overload from sound, light, or a combination of things. A method that you can use to help with meltdowns is to create a lightroom or light sensory room to help reduce the stress on their senses. If you are considering this, LED lights are an ideal choice. Here are three benefits to using LED lights in a sensory environment for autistic children.

Directional Ability

One of the leading benefits to using LED lights for an autistic child's sensory room is the ability to direct the light where you need it. This can be done in a number of ways. Due to LED lights availability in strips, wall mountable options, and string lights, you can place the lights in the areas of the room that will suit your child the most. For example, they may not like direct light on them, but instead want to see a uniform strip of lights in one area of the room. This can be done easily with strip lights on a wall or along the ceiling of the room.


When you think of controlling lights, you may think of a dimmer switch. Though this would work in some rooms, it is usually switch that only works on one main light. LED lights offer the ability to control the light by remote control. This remote can offer the ability to change the light pattern, dim the lights to a lower setting than a traditional light bulb can offer, or even change the color of the lights one by one or in a mass unit. These controllable functionality allows the lights to work with your autistic child's sensory issues, which can change from meltdown to meltdown or moment to moment.

Reduced Glare

When you use traditional lighting, their can be a glare from the lights. This glare can cause children on the spectrum to react poorly to the lighting. The reaction can cause a further meltdown or a sensory overload. When you use LED lighting, the glare is greatly reduced if it shows up at all. This allows the light to become softer and more comforting to the child rather than cause more sensory issues.

There are several ways to create a light sensory room for children with autism. If you are unsure of how you want to lay out the room and the lighting scheme, contact your child's occupational therapist or ABA specialist. They can give you ideas and help you with the overall design that will suit your child's needs.

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Purchasing Better Electronics

When I started working from home a few years ago, I realized that the quality of my electronics was going to be extremely important. Instead of ignoring things like brand name and design, I started paying more attention to the specifics of what I was buying. I started doing research before investing in any product that might not work out long-term, and I focused on taking better care of things that I needed to use day to day. This blog is all about purchasing better electronics and knowing how to care for them properly, so that you don't wind up with electronics you don't use down the road.

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