I am not a big fan of night lights. I used to sleep with one for most of my life and am secretly convinced it interfered with my sleep pattern. So my children never started with any kind of night light in their rooms. I learned to navigate in the dark. Amazing what I can do in the dark.
After my second was born, my husband bought me a Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch. It may seem like an insignificant watch, but I loved it. I could bathe my kids with it on, I could time a feeding AND it doubled as a night light! I would push a button and for a few seconds I could find that missing lovey or remove the book that was in way. Between the monitor light and the watch, I could even change a diaper. Pretty amazing, huh? Eventually after a few years, the watch broke, and it was replaced with a Casio Baby-G. The light is even brighter on this watch and I can even measure out medicine in the middle of the night without turning on a light. Bonus!