Let me ask you a serious question: These days, have you been opening your Shopee or Lazada app just to feel something?
If you have, then same. But when the mindless adding-to-cart-but-never-checking-out ritual gets boring, I also have the terrible habit of checking out these needless things — just for kicks. My latest fixation? Room stuff for the vibes. I’m sure you know them well: white and clear organisers, irregularly shaped ceramics, mood lamps, and galaxy projectors…
In the spirit of justifying the latter, I recently discovered that mood lamps and galaxy projectors are actually beneficial (therefore, a need). According to Mayo Clinic, some experts use light therapy to treat “the SADs” (seasonal affective disorder — that includes sadness, too).
The best mood lamps — particularly for long-term quarantine victims like ourselves — mimic the outdoors and help fight depression, insomnia, et cetera. (This said, if you’re dealing with clinical mental health illnesses, please don’t settle for random shopping items and contact actual health practitioners here). So if you’re feeling blue and want some hue, here are some mood lamps and galaxy projectors for you!
Mood lamps and galaxy projectors to give your room the ~right vibe~
1. Divoom Planet 9 Smart Mood Lamp
Not all mood lamps let you customise their light effects. But if you’re particular about these, you can consider investing in the smart Divoom Planet 9. With its very own mobile app, the Divoom device pairs with your gadgets via Bluetooth and lets you create your own light effects with its different colours and patterns.
The Divoom Planet 9 also acts as a music visualiser, with lights reacting to music beats. You can use the knobs and buttons on the device to adjust its brightness and audio.
2. Cloud Astronaut Mood Lamp
Where to buy: Shopee
Ever dreamed of flying to the moon? This Cloud Astronaut Mood Lamp might be the next best thing and definitely won’t set you back billions of pesos. The lamp is uniquely designed, looking like a cloud with a cute astronaut laying back. It also has colour-changing features which you can change using the remote controller. As this mood lamp doesn’t project the sky, some users buy it to complement their galaxy projectors.
3. Starry Sky Projector Lamp for Kids
If you’re looking for a galaxy projector for children, this device might just be it. Unlike the other mood lamps and galaxy projectors listed, the Starry Sky Projector Lamp for Kids projects discernable images, such as planets, animals, and other simple shapes. This feature makes it a great learning tool for kids!
4. Night Light Galaxy Lamp
In the search for a dupe for BTS’ Jungkook’s Mikrokosmos mood lamp? We got you covered. The Night Light Galaxy Lamp has 21 lighting modes, three levels of brightness, a timer design, and adjustable speed. On top of all that, it’s one of the more affordable options online, making it an instant crowd favourite. One buyer rated this five stars, saying she bought it “kasi ang mahal ng mood lamp ni Jungkook.” (If you know, you know.)
This mood lamp imitates galaxy waves, with colours fusing into one another, so the device creates a seamless galactic effect wherever you project it. It also comes with a remote control and functions as a Bluetooth speaker device.
5. Laser Galaxy Starry Sky Projector
If you’re craving for a Northern Lights experience, the Laser Galaxy Starry Sky Projector replicates just that. One of the more powerful galaxy projectors in the market, this device has seven colour projections with various speeds and effects. It also comes with a remote control that lets you adjust its brightness, laser light design, and speed. If you have a bigger room and want an effective galaxy projector, this one can give you a bang for your buck.
6. Night Light Galaxy Projector with a Moon
A ceiling full of stars is great. But what about adding a moon to the view? The Night Light Galaxy Projector with a Moon doesn’t just project waves of red, green, blue, and white; it also stimulates a realistic image of the moon! Additionally, this device also functions as a Bluetooth speaker — ideal for streaming your idea of the perfect lullaby. *Alexa, play My Universe.*
7. Fcolo 3D Print Galaxy Star Space Moon Lamp
So you want a mood lamp, but what about a moon lamp? The Fcolo 3D Print Galaxy Star Space Moon Lamp is aesthetically pleasing, lit up or not. It’s designed as a moon with gorgeous galaxy colours; lit up, it treats users with up to 16 colours which you can switch up using its remote. While the moon lamp doesn’t exactly project the galaxy, it gives out a subtle glow just enough to give your room the right vibe.
8. Astronaut Projector Starry Sky Projector Lamp
Aspiring space travellers, here’s a galaxy projector for you. This adorable Astronaut Projector Starry Sky Projector Lamp stands around five inches tall but emits a starry sky to set the mood. It prompts eight kinds of nebula effects, with brightness and speeds adjustable. So if you want a unique mood lamp, you must definitely consider this one!
I hope these mood lamps and galaxy projectors help you get some much-needed rest! If you already have one of these, feel free to share your experience in the comments.
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