Unitasker Wednesday: Finger lights

All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!

When I first saw these finger lights in a local department store last month I knew I had to include them in a Unitasker Wednesday post. Children clip these little LED lights to their fingers at birthday parties to make “cool designs” while waving their hands around in the dark. My young-adult offspring informed me that finger lights are also worn by the older crowd at “raves.” Either way, I figured finger lights were still unitaskers.

However, just last week my husband and I went for a walk around our neighbourhood after dinner, on a dark street, past a small park, and  heard rustling in the leaves, and saw in the shadows an unknown animal with fur and lots of teeth – and I kind of wished that I had LED lights clipped to my fingers and running shoes and every article of clothing I was wearing.

4 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Finger lights”

  1. posted by EJC on

    A friend of mine puts these up in the unlit bathrooms on our annual camping trips.

  2. posted by Kate on

    I use these as one of my safety devices for running in the early morning when it’s still dark. Way cheaper and easier to use than the knuckle lights made especially for runners (and the colors don’t blind me the way the white LEDs on the knuckle lights do).

  3. posted by Harald on

    We used to buy these in bulk to attach to kites for flying at night. They’re an easy (and cheap!) way to get small, lightweight lights and the finger elastic makes it easy to attach them to kite spars.

  4. posted by Jennifer on

    These seem like they’d be fun, and I could think of a lot of uses for them. They’d definitely be safer than dancing with sticks that had been set on fire and blown out so just the tip glowed (a favorite of bonfire evenings). They also seem like they’d be incredibly useful for big night events where you want to keep track of your party. I sometimes go to SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) camping events, even though I’m disabled. A pair of LED lights would help me and my health advocate keep tabs on each other – he gets worried if I’m gone for too long, because he starts thinking I’ve had a seizure or an allergic reaction.

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