Enough with the LEDs!

Dear hardware manufacturers,

Please, please, please stop encrusting all consumer electronics in bright LEDs. We get the point! LEDs are cheap now! You don’t have to blind us to make the point!

I moved my computer into our room for the moment and it has a bright green LED on the back that acts as a night light, even when the computer’s off. You can walk around in the middle of the night with no problem. The Playstation eyetoy has a blue LED that glares in your face when using the Playstation. Science fiction movies unfortunately convinced people that flashing lights are “high tech”. How much electricity is being wasted around an ordinary household because of useless LEDs?

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