I Love LightDims

You might remember my rant from a few weeks back on the unnecessary LEDs on many consumer electronics that keep me up at night. While some of these devices allow you to turn off their annoying LEDs, there are many more that do not! In the past I've used everything from electrical tape to gaffer's tape to cover up these LEDs. While an inexpensive tape solution certainly gets the job done there are two problems with it. The first is that black tape doesn't look great over your expensive gear. The second is that sometimes you do actually need to see these status lights. For example, I have tape over the VERY BRIGHT LED on my AirPort Express. However, if I plug it into a connection in a hotel room I sometimes need to see the status light to see what's going on. Yep, I've just been peeling back the tape to take a peek. 


LightDims are better

When I wrote my rant, one of my readers chimed and suggested that I take a look at LightDims. I did. I ordered both versions. These "stickers" come in two flavors. You can get the set that simply cut down on the brightness, effectively dimming the LEDs or you can get the total blackout set. There are situations where I would want to use one or the other. 

I gotta say it. I'm in love with these! I've replaced the unsightly tape on most of my gear and used the nicely precut LightDims instead. They really work! My bedroom is now completely dark at night just the way I like it.

You can order LightDims here starting at $5.99 for a set of 100!

Watch their TV ad here (yes it's a bit hokey):


  • Kenneth Aston

    Really? If you are sleeping just close your eyes, painful LED’s lol great idea.

  • Yes, hokey commercial but looks like a cool product. Thanks for sharing

  • Great! The very thing I have been looking for. Thanks a million, Terry!

  • Warren Kneis

    You might also want to try the darker colored Sticky Notes. They work very well and come in a variety of sizes.

  • I have an eye infection, so suffer a lot from flare, and have those bits of gaffer tape everywhere. Thanks for sharing this, as the product is not stocked or promoted in Britain yet. Isn’t Internet shopping wonderful?

  • Oh, darn! I was going to invent these this weekend.
    Seriously. I went on my own rant the other day–the air purifier, humidifier, my electric toothbrush charger in the bathroom, and the two radios in our bedroom. It’s INSANE how bright the room is at night. So thanks for passing this on. I’m gonna buy some right now!