Enjoy Watching TV in the Dark? Illuminate Remotes With New Tech

Enjoy Watching TV in the Dark? Illuminate Remotes With New Tech (355)

(NewsUSA) - Since its invention, the TV remote has been a huge convenience -; channel surfing has never been easier as viewers sit back in the recliner and enjoy the entertainment. Yet, this beautiful piece of technology still comes with some downsides. Forget about losing the remote -- one of the most overwhelming problems for many people is simply using it in the dark.

Considering the popularity of watching television with the lights off, along with the fact that 75 percent of Americans have vision problems, it is quite surprising that so few remote controls have backlit buttons. The average U.S. household has five remote controls, yet nearly 90 percent of those remotes do not have backlighting. You might think that new televisions come with backlit remote controls. In fact, only about one in 10 new televisions comes with a remote that has backlighting.

Even backlit remote controls are far from a perfect solution because they only illuminate the buttons but not the text next to the buttons. This is why most backlit remote controls have small, cryptic symbols on the buttons that are supposed to represent the function of the button. The main problem with backlighting, though, is that it cannot be added to an existing remote control, thus leaving nearly 450 million remotes in the dark.

For people looking for a more convenient TV-viewing experience, however, a new method of illuminating remote controls is now available. Pop-up Microlites -- nickel-sized lights that stick on remote controls -- are designed to illuminate both the buttons and text. Unlike backlighting, though, this patented little light illuminates the entire remote control.

Pop-up Microlites are easy for anyone of any age to use -- especially for people with less than perfect vision, or people who enjoy watching television or movies in the dark. No other miniature light available is designed to illuminate the same surface to which it sticks. This makes them uniquely useful all over the house -- illuminating fuse boxes, thermostats, keyholes, telephones, the backside of stereos, televisions and computers.

For more information, visit www.PopupMicrolite.com.

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