Use Electrical Tape To Dim Annoying LEDs On Your Gadgets

Use Electrical Tape to Dim Annoying LEDs on Your Gadgets

Between your TV, cable box, game console and all the other gadgets you have laying around, your house probably looks a bit like Christmas at night. Turn down the distractions with a bit of electrical tape.

Photo by Nao. Fujita.

As tech tips site How-To Geek points out, cutting out a bit of tape to block an annoyingly bright LED on a gadget is trivially easy, and it makes your house a little easier on the eyes at night. If you still want to be able to see the LEDs (they are there for a reason), You can also buy pre-cut, semi-transparent patches stickers called LightDims that still allow a small amount of light through.

Check out the full post below for the best way to block the excessive light on your gadgets.

How to Dim the Blinding Glare of Your Gadgets' LED Lights [How-To Geek]


    Been doing this for years, I find that if you simply stick a hot pin through the middle of the tape before you use it, you'll get a very tiny light so you can still see it without the full on glare. I really like the Lightdims idea, but I can't find an Aussie vendor at all. Anyone know where to get them here?

    I just use Blu tack.

      I'm with greenlego. Points for: 1.Blu-Tack usually easier to find laying around the house. 2 easier to set the transparency level. 3.can change the transparency level at any given time. 4.cleans up easier. Against: maybe not as neat as carefully cut tape.

      BT is an option but it stands out like a sore thumb. Some black electrical tape works fine and, at least in my experience, you rarely even need to see the LEDs. I have a HDMI switch which has LEDs you could use to light up a runway so I taped over all of them and I was still able to easily navigate the inputs when I had to.

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