BRITS GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: LED Hut Reveal 42% Of Brits Actually Sleep With A Light On + 23% Admitting To Still Being Scared Of The Dark
42% of British adults sleep with their light on
1 in 4 confessed to being afraid of the dark
47% of those who sleep with a light on claim TV dramas and true crime documentaries contribute to this
A SURPRISING number of British adults admit they sleep with a light on and some of this is due to feeling spooked by TV crime dramas.
A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier LED Hut found that 42% of Brits sleep with a light on, with nearly 1 in 4 (23%) admitting to being scared of the dark.
For the most part, this is due to Brits feeling nervous of intruders in their home (65%). But a staggering 47% of British adults who sleep with a light on claim being spooked by TV dramas and true crime documentaries also contribute to this, such as Luther and The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Interestingly, 20% would check the entirety of their room for intruders before getting into bed while 18% of which even admitted to checking their wardrobes and cupboards before they felt settled for a night’s sleep.
Perhaps more unusually 8% would even check for monsters under the bed.
The corridor or hallway light was the most likely to be left on to comfort Brits settling in for the night, with 59% of those who slept with the light on leaving this on. While 28% admit they sleep with their bedside lamps on to feel safer, 11% would even leave the main light on when they went to sleep.
Leaving the blinds open (23%) and keeping the TV on (21%) also appeared in the list.
Paul Garner, marketing director at LED Hut commented “Whether it’s a fear of being alone, intruders or even darkness itself, it’s surprising to see how many British adults sleep with the light on and even claim to be scared of the dark.
Often these are slightly irrational fears stimulated by television dramas or being home alone, however this can also be caused by deep-rooted issues relating to anxiety and those who are seriously struggling should seek professional advice so they can tackle the issue head on.”
Interestingly, it was women aged between 25-34 who were most likely to sleep with the light on (35%).
LED Hut is one of the UK’s largest online lighting stores selling a range of outdoor lighting from solar and wall lights to LED decking and flood lights.
Survey sample: 1,000 UK adults
ABOUT LED HUT
LED Hut Ltd supplies LED products to customers throughout Europe. The LED Hut headquarters is located in Manchester, where we stock and distribute a wide range of products with next day delivery options.
LedHut started trading in March 2011 and was quick to establish itself as the UK’s leading provider of LED lighting. Offering competitively priced products, strong guarantees, the right certifications and a great delivery service, LedHut is the preferred supplier of LED products for many customers.
LedHut operates a dedicated call centre, with customer service representatives able to assist in LED queries and with dedicated Trade Account Managers providing business to business support for wholesale customers.
Over the past year, LedHut has replaced over 900,000 standard lights with Energy Saving LED Lights. This has resulted in total customer savings of over £3,500,000 - which has led to the reduction of over 3000 tonnes of Carbon Emissions. In 2016, the company was acquired by Clive Brown and Simon Boyle, bringing ownership back to the UK.