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Last year when we were renovating the Lodge I searched high and low for built in night-lights.  I know someone who usually goes to the toilet once during the night and I wanted to hard-wire in some night lights in the hallway and bathroom.  Surely I’m not the only one trying to solve this problem…   But I couldn’t find anything, so resorted to a plug in night-light (like some silly after thought).

These power points from SnapPower in the good-ol’ USA introduce LED’s into a power socket (with light sensor).  Great idea – when can we buy a NZ version ???

Finally, we have some neon in the house (wanted some for ages).  Bought this for $50 on Trade Me.  Photo doesn’t do justice to the green light.  It’s above the door to our bedroom – I’m expecting there will always be a vacancy…..

Coincidentally read this great article on Stuff recently about saving our neon heritage.  A little conflicted here – LED’s are the culprit – I love LED.  It’s estimated there are fewer than 20 neon benders (there term, not mine) left in New Zealand.  I’m surprised it’s that many.  Anyway, I look forward to the day I can commission a neon piece from one of them :-)