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Pink Glowing Socket Reminds You to Unplug

I leave way too many appliances plugged in when they're not in use, so something like this would probably be my saving grace. Designed by Shane Ellis and Terry Brown, the glowing electrical socket keeps every gadget guru eco-chic by letting you know when an outlet is drawing current. An LED will slowly light up to indicate that the current is getting stronger and therefore wasting a lot of energy. If you don't want the indicator turned on, you can turn it off via a button on the bottom of the socket. I kinda like the pink color, so maybe if it came in an ugly color, I would be forced to unplug!

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maybeimnot maybeimnot 9 years
Right now it's in the 'idea and patent' phase, ie- not existing yet.
katecat katecat 9 years
How about a link on where to purchase
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I love this. It's so easy to forget that items not in use actually draw power.
lushylashes lushylashes 9 years
super chic, super geek, I love it
refinnej refinnej 9 years
that is awesome. i want one or ten. =)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i thought this was so cool when i saw it, too! i like that you can see it is drawing power even when things are in stand-by!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think this is the coolest thing ever - i might have to get it - it would most likely keep me from running nonsensical power.
linb linb 9 years
That is awesome! I wonder how much power is used to light it up...
mcoopers81 mcoopers81 9 years
Where do you get one?!
Matdredalia Matdredalia 9 years
I need this!
jasmint jasmint 9 years
This is a really great idea!
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