We bought a night light for Hope's room so we could sneak in to check on her or turn on a non-blinding floor lamp without tripping over anything. Unfortunately, the nightlight itself was a little too blinding.
The problem was the light could go straight out the top without any diffusion.
I made a spiffy diffuser out of parchment paper and stuck it in the top of the light. Since it is an LED, I don't anticipate any heat-related issues.