We humans are amazing creatures. We want to integrate into society, always remain our own in it, but at the same time stand out from the gray crowd. No, no one talks about the brightness rippling in the eyes, which even the Papuans could envy. No one claims to be unconditional leadership. But here's some detail that emphasizes individuality and draws attention to itself, it definitely won't hurt. Someone prefers to choose original jewelry, someone stands out with a form of clothing or a flashy hairstyle (or even shaves baldly), and someone likes very small details, such as luminous shoelaces.
This product, designed to make the image brighter, appeared relatively recently, but has already managed to change (or rather, improve) four times and even be divided into categories.
The first generation includes luminous shoelaces of the economy version. They appeared, as you know, before anything else. This option is especially far from perfect, although at one time it was he who made a splash.
When choosing an economy option, do not count onbright glow and moisture protection - this "toy" is quite cute, but too vulnerable. Its average cost is from 5 to 7 USD
Glowing shoelaces of the second generation differ from their predecessors in brightness. Now they are not in use, since the quality has not changed much, but the price for a pair of y. e. above.
Third-generation shoelaces are already better, even brighter, and last longer (up to 15 hours, and more in flashing mode). Their average cost is 8-12 USD. e. per set.
The fourth generation is the newest and most attractive option. These glowing laces ($12 to $20) are even brighter and work on a completely different principle. They are absolutely not afraid of water, and their service life in continuous glow mode is a record 80 hours.
How do glow-in-the-dark shoelaces work? Why are they so bright? How wide is their range of applications?
First of all, let's find out how the luminous shoelaces are arranged. They themselves are made of a light-conducting material that resembles a very flexible plastic. It stretches slightly, but does not deform at all. It is this property that allows the laces to bend with such ease and even tie into knots. The kit comes with blocks with LEDs and small batteries. The off laces, tightened into sneakers, are hardly noticeable. They are made to glow by a block and a pair of LEDs (bright bulbs with fairly low power consumption), giving directional beams. The latter, in turn, rush into the tube-laces and disperse in them.Uniform glow can be achieved only by correct lacing (without kinks and strong tightening).
The scope is not limited to sneakers alone. Luminous laces can be woven into hair. They are very convenient for those who walk dogs late in the evening (by tying a lace as a collar, you will always see where your pet is running). This device is quite appropriate for parties with subdued lights. The latest models that are not afraid of water can be immersed in vases and a very interesting play of light can be achieved - it all depends on the volume and shape of the vessel itself. These are just a few examples. Perhaps a rich imagination will tell you other, more interesting solutions.