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A Ha moment over the dumbest thing

Discussion in 'Beginners Area' started by Jaime T., Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Jaime T.

    Jaime T. Silver. Lots to learn.

    My printer has a blue light showing when it's on. I only have it on when I need to use it. It was on and I printed a few things and continued my computer work with my blue blockers on. Looked over at the printer and thought "crap, printer must have died since its not on now (no blue light on :) then, wait did I shut it off and not remember?
    I'm wearing blue blockers! And they really work.
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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

  3. Lisa Ouh

    Lisa Ouh New Member

    Haha... I also had the same experience with my kettle. Was wondering why the kettle (with blue light) was not switched on and only realised what is wrong when i took off my blue blocker glasses!
  4. drezy

    drezy Gold

    It's still hitting your skin. Some red tape over the top of the light might be a nice next step.
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  5. Penny

    Penny New Member

    How far away does one have to be from say your kid's led-everything all over his desk as I walk by? LIke, if you can see it with your eyes, is it hitting your skin also? I'm erring on the side of caution and avoiding literally half the house when darkness falls because of all the tech that goes on here... but, at least my youngest is starting to wear his blue blockers and is getting up in the morning now instead of staying up *all* night - I have been hammering home BLINDNESS and have been getting some traction...
  6. drezy

    drezy Gold

    Where less than 5 photons hit you in my book.

    I have one charger left with a blue light I use to charge a device at night on the furthest side of the house. Still, it has black electrical tape over the light so zero light is emitted.
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  7. James Gerard

    James Gerard Platinum Member

    I cover mine up with clay. Two on my vacuum charger ( that remains unplugged). Two that have a glowy thing on my laptop. ( I have a blue block screen on my laptop). I walk through my house in the morning getting pissed because of all the little lights that I am planning to cover 1 at a time. My mother starts turning lights on and I turn them off. I have a "newer" thermostat. It's BLUE I am going to fashion a plat that needs to be lifted to view it. My dad bought a faucet that had an led light on it... I'm just gonna replace that when he's not looking. Neither of us knew the implications at the time he bought it.
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  8. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    Smoke alarms are my problem. Sure, you can cover the led with tape, but some of them have an additional light inside the case that blinks every few minutes; part of the 'low battery alert' system, I guess. Difficult to cover all the vents in the case and end up with an operational detector.
  9. Phosphene

    Phosphene Gold (finally)

    This reminds me—I had a mitigation “win” with taking down the 7 WIRELESSLY LINKED First Alert detectors. :eek: (I know, I know...) When one went off they would all go off—super annoying with minor kitchen smoke, and not really needed for the size of the house.

    We still haven’t replaced them, and now I see there’s radiation controversy over detectors in general. Problem, or no? Recommended type/brand?
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  10. John Saf

    John Saf New Member

    If you open it, it is possible to spray paint this led
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  11. drezy

    drezy Gold

    I like that idea. Also a permanent marker can do the job as well.

    Now I notice how obnoxious most devices are. Does every device really need an LED casting out light?

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