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Phosphorescent pyjamas

Glowing softly
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If you get up in the middle of the night for some reason, turning on lights is painful to the eyes. How nice is would be if your pyjamas glowed softly. I think this should be possible with some appropriate phosphorescent substance impregnated into the pyjama material - and of course, you'd have to leave your pyjamas by the window all day.
hippo, Sep 10 2002

Electroluminescent wire http://www.maplin.co.uk/
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       We solve this problem for our kiddies by having very low wattage lighting on at night time. It means that you can see the moment you open your eyes, without stumbling over Lego, etc only to have your retinas scarred by sudden influx of 60W. It isn't particularly environmentally friendly though.   

       However, I'm not sure I'd like to sleep in radioactive pyjamas. As someone said in a recent conversation - how 50s.
PeterSilly, Sep 10 2002
  

       the advice sometime ago was to keep very young children's bedroom completely dark, as a small night light could affect the vision. not sure if this advice is still valid.
po, Sep 10 2002
  

       My son has PJs that are partialy phosphorescent. They have glowing bones on them.
dare99, Sep 10 2002
  

       You can get flexible electroluminescent strips which are made into safety harnesses for cyclists. Add a couple of thin lithium polymer batteries and you'd glow all night long. Add solar panels so you can automatically recharge your pyjamas during the day !!
8th of 7, Sep 10 2002
  

       BBBBzzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzZZZZZZZZAIEEEEEEEEEEkkkkkkkrrk ..... ugh.....crackle....crackle......   

       Hook it up to one of Farmer's lighting rods, why not ? Frankenstein pajamas...........
8th of 7, Sep 10 2002
  

       Night lights aren't that environmentally bad, 10w is plenty. Which over a whole night is less than my computer wastes on the 1/2 bakery in a 1/2 hour. Or get one of those daggy solar power garden lights & put it in a plant pot & bring it in at night.
pfperry, Sep 10 2002
  

       pfperry: "Daggy" .... what's "daggy" ??
8th of 7, Sep 10 2002
  

       I'm not sure phosphorescence (or anykind of light, for that matter) could simultaneously be bright enough to light one's way and dim enough not to keep one awake, atleast not a PJ shirt. Maybe if just the bottoms or the slippers glow (although I'm sure glow-in-the-dark slippers are at least half-baked).
nick_n_uit, Sep 10 2002
  

       I recently saw an advertisement for a very low-wattage, flourescent "candle" with a delicate oblong shape that fit four to the rechargeable base. When you pick them up from the base, they come on, and you can carry them around, and they will sit upright on the back of the john..   

       Don't know why I brought that up, except that I was extremely annoyed that I hadn't thought of it first.
Brackforn2, Sep 11 2002
  

       makes rescue in an emergency easiers firemen just look for your pajamas
sukiyaki, Jul 21 2007
  
      
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