Clothespins brighten up with new LED technology.
Putting an LED light
bulb in a clothespin might seem as absurd as hanging laundry out to dry sans the sun in the dark of night. But designer Sunghoo Lee has showcased his invention in such a way that the clothespin itself seems reinvented by this nifty innovation.
The widely released photos of the LED
clothespin take the emphasis off of the clothes and put it on the pin - or clip - functions of this lighting invention. Lee shows how the tool can bring light anywhere a clothespin can fit. It can be used as a book mark that allows for reading in the dark, clipped onto a shirt for night time bicycle riding, or simply stood on a table clamped to a piece of paper to make an instant mini-lamp.
Many enthusiastic fans think the possibilities are endless. CoolThings.com suggests attaching it to shrubbery for instant yard lighting, and fans at Wired think it would make a perfect picture clip that can illuminate the faces of family and friends. Many also appreciate the pin's "cute" factor.
Reviewers at Wired magazine describe its stylish and practical applications, calling it "a household version of the garage-bound inspection lamp."
The clothespin is one of many of Lee's unique LED home accents. Also available from the designer are LED lit paperclips that might really brighten that office memo.