dealsset of 4 glowing light switch covers - glow in…

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Look chintzy as heck, and can't quite figure out when they'd be helpful (like: if you were just in the room with the light on, then left the room and turned off the light, then came back again pretty quickly so that the switch plate was still glowing - BUT just after leaving the room you got hit in the head so that you forgot where the switch was in the meanwhile ...?).

And yet I'm oddly attracted to them ...

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@gwintner: They don't really have to be "helpful" per say... Someone may want to put them in a kids room, that's really the only use I can think of.

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They are described as energy saving???????

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We have a hall light switch that can be hard to find at night. but it isn't exposed to much light, so I wonder how well it would work.

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These things iseful for house guests, visitors, and so on. I have lit light switches so anyone can find the light in a dark room, and that is what these covers are for. duh.

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these are really cool. if I were still a kid, I would definitely want one for my room. even though I'm not a kid, I still kind of want them for my room...

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@tesla33, @tarleck: Do you all not remember the glow in the dark stars as a kid? They lasted 15 minutes tops, after that you had to recharge them. This will be the same thing. Again, kids room ok, for a real purpose no way!

If you want your guest to find the light switch either get an illuminated light switch or a nightlight.

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I was first thinking these would be cool if the power goes out from an earthquake or something...so you could find the switch in the dark, but by the time I finished reading everyone's comments the blonde moment was over and I realized what I just said. LOL

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well this takes all the fun out of trying to find the light switch in the dark...

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@lafdvolspt: nice.. you really made my night lol totally worth staying up til 1:33am to stumble on a comment like yours even though my 4 month old will be up around 7, oh disaster.. but totally worth a good laugh

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I used to make glow in the dark pigment and there are two main chemistry types for this type of application. There is a cheap or inexpensive one that lasts 15 minutes and there is an expensive one that lasts minimum 8 hours off of a few minutes of charge. I made my own switch plate cover with the expensive one and it works great. It is in a hallway that gets very little light even when the light is on for all of 5 minutes. When I wake up at 5am, it is still glowing bright enough for me not to have to turn the light on to get down the hallway. Not sure which chemistry this plate uses, but most companies don't use the good stuff.

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@kevskoolkars: I was gonna report the trash spammer but noticed he just joined and he'll prolly just get a new addy. There's no stopping these guys as long as they get some hits. Spammers and bug writters may butn in he77

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I like these, and already have a few. Is there a real purpose to them? No, but it's not like the flat cream colored ones they replaced were doing jack either, so a bit of glow is a step up.

This is definitely one of the weaker types that @cookieomonster mentions, though. I've got some other looonger lasting stuff and this doesn't match it, but it's easier than making my own for non-serious purposes.