LED LIGHT BRICK
Photography by Garry McLeod
A LITTLE GLOWING FRIEND
Restful, multicolored lights illuminate your path to the kitchen for a late-night snack. Rediscover the night light as an energy-efficient way to brighten your home.
The Little Glowing Friend (I named it after the ever-vigilant blue canary night light in a They Might Be Giants song) uses a single-chip microcontroller to drive 20 LEDs in a variety of patterns. The circuit is embedded in a clear resin casting, creating a lively, self-contained display. The light brick takes about 2 watts of power, and should last more than 10 years in continuous operation.
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