Magazine article USA TODAY

Lighted Slippers That Think on Their Feet

Magazine article USA TODAY

Lighted Slippers That Think on Their Feet

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At one time or another, everyone awakens at night, fumbles about the room or hallway, perhaps bumping their head or groggily kicking a doorframe or stepping on the dog. Turning on the light will wake up the kids or your spouse. What to do?

Now you can take an illuminated new step with BrightFeet Lighted Slippers ($39.95) from Boston Ideas, LLC. Ideal for nighttime trips to the bathroom, kitchen, kids' rooms, or anywhere else in the house, each slipper is tipped with a light-emitting diode to show you the way through the dark. Angled upward for optimum projection of light, the LEDs easily illuminate an area 20-25 feet in front of the wearer.

In a power outage, use BrightFeet to locate candles, flashlights, and other emergency light sources.

BrightFeet slippers also think on their feet. A computer chip manages two sensors that instruct the slipper LEDs when to turn on and off. The light sensor alerts the LED to come on only when it recognizes darkness. …

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