Low Voltage Outdoor String Lights
There are few things more annoying than chargers and other devices or appliances that come equipped with blindingly bright status indicators. During the day they seem innocuous, but at night they can feel downright offensive.
Unfortunately, I somehow always manage to get the products that appear to be the worst offenders. Most recently for me, it was a six-port USB charger. I set it up on the shelf, hid the wires, and plugged it in.
All was well. Until it was time to tuck in for the night and cut out the lights. The brick's tiny LED emitted a bright green light so aggressive, it somehow lit up the entire room.
Here's how to snuff them out and sleep in total darkness once again.
The first option can be done with materials you may already have lying around. All you need is a piece of electrical tape, wax paper and a hole punch of some sort.
This should completely block all light coming from the LED. If you ever want or need to remove the sticker, it should come off easily and leave behind little to no residue.
You might still need to see those indicator lights -- just not so blindingly. Instead of killing the lights altogether, you can instead dim them.
Unsurprisingly, there is a ready-to-go solution to the problem: stickers designed specifically for "dimming" LED lights. One brand is Light Dims, which come in an array of opaqueness.
There's a variety pack that comes with each of the four varieties, each of which come with stickers of various sizes and shapes. It also comes with a customizable sheet, which you can cut and use however you need.
Going this route allows you to dramatically dim the light without completely blocking the status indicator. In some cases, this may be more practical, as status indicators typically aren't for naught.
If you don't have electrical tape on hand and you can't wait to get some Light Dims in the mail, there is another way, though admittedly less attractive.
Your status LEDs should be dimmed or diffused enough to where they don't distract you while watching television or keep you awake when you're trying to sleep.
Use light to help you wake up when you want to: Why I ditched my alarm and you should too.
Can't sleep? Here are 12 proven ways to help you rest better.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.
Keyboard PCB 5 Jaw Chuck Smartboards In Classrooms CN88/12 Fire Proof FR Fabric 144 cell solar panel rapid drug test Bedroom Furniture Wholesale Wholesale Living Room Furniture Multi-functional Office Chair bar furniture wholesale wholesale rocking chairs Gynecology Chair Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor unarmored cable wholesale fruit powder fbe pipe