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Instant Moon Review: Moon Phase Light

Instant Moon Review: Moon Phase Light
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Instant Moon is a LED nightlight that displays a projection of the moon in various lunar phases. Does it really work? Here is my Instant Moon review.

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About Instant Moon

Instant Moon is a moon-shaped LED night light with a textured surface. A remote control can be used to project different colors and phases of the moon. The official product website is buyinstantmoon.com, which was registered in October 2017. The screenshot below shows how the product website looked in December 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Nightlight that depicts lunar phases of the moon
  • LED shines through a 3D textured surface
  • Remote control can project four different moon phases: crescent moon, half moon, three-quarter moon, and full moon
  • Also projects the moon in three different colors: white, orange, or blue
  • Automatic energy-saving sleep timer

Cost

When purchasing Instant Moon, there is a mandatory buy one get one free double offer. The cost is $14.99 for a set of two. Shipping is free. Each unit comes with a remote control.

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Instant Moon Review

Instant Moon is a textured light that hangs on the wall and can be controlled via remote control. Instant Moon offers three different colors (white, orange, and blue) and several different moon phases. I had a product virtually the same as this for many years that hung on my daughter’s wall, and she loved it. As a nightlight, it provided a peaceful glow that she looked forward to every night.

There isn’t much to Instant Moon other than turning it on, selecting the moon color, and cycling to the desired moon phase. Once the novelty of the product wears off, I think most kids will probably use it in full-moon mode as a nightlight at bedtime. I suggest taking care of the remote because, without it, there is no way to control the device. The commercial states you can “use it over your desk to study at night” but I don’t think anyone will find that it gives off enough light on its own to replace a lamp.

One minor point of contention I have is that the six sections of Instant Moon that light up individually are visible even when the device is turned off. Also, the “map” of the moon doesn’t seem as accurate as other moon phase¬†lights I’ve seen, discussed below.

Other than those two minor points, I think that those who purchase this will like it. The soft glow and familiar sight are perhaps more comforting than just a regular night light. In my daughter’s case, she would often watch her moon night light as she fell asleep.

The price of $14.99 for two – which includes free shipping and no additional charges for the second unit – is quite reasonable. I don’t know why you’d need two, unless you have multiple children in separate rooms who would like this.

Keep in mind that Instant Moon is a very new product, based on its October 2017 website registration date. That tells me this is likely being test marketed, which means the name, price, or design could change. It also means shipping could take longer than you might expect. See my short video below for more information about As Seen on TV test marketing.

Alternatives

As mentioned above, my daughter had a virtually identical product on her wall for years. You can still get that item called Moon in My Room for about $20 online. As you can see from the thousands of consumer reviews, it’s a popular item that doesn’t disappoint.

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