What’s With All the LEDs?

Last night I slept incredibly well.  Why?  Because my youngest son and I were sleeping on our sailboat (hence also no post this morning as we had breakfast together).  The cabin is tiny, the cushions hard, the sleeping bags hot.  Still slept like a baby (as did he).  My theory is that was due to not having blinking crazy colored lights everywhere.  At home, it seems that every device these days comes with one or more LEDs to announce its presence.  Between a couple of laptops, some cell phones, some cordless phones, several powerstrips, a TV and a cablebox our bedroom looks a bit like Times Square.  Now I realize that the idea behind (at least some) of the LEDs is to provide some status indication (new email received, battery charging, etc).  But do they really have to be so insanely bright?  And could they not add a tiny switch or software configuration to turn them off?  I am going to start applying duct tape!

Posted: 31st July 2009Comments
Tags:  LED sleep

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  1. lilyb reblogged this from continuations and added:
    We have a rule, and are lucky enough to have the space to make it work - no cell phones, landlines, tvs, cable, laptops...
  2. continuations posted this

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