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Torch Gloves

Light at your fingertips
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Basically a pair of gloves with a powerpack and light source contained in a small box, probably mounted on the wrist or back of the hand, with a fibre optic cable going to each fingertip, giving illumination where it is needed.
LardyBloke, Nov 13 2001

(?) NightHawk Microlight http://www.cleverge...11416585143&UREQA=1
something like this? [barnzenen, Nov 13 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       It would probably be very useful for making rude gestures over quite a long distance.
Aristotle, Nov 13 2001

       Not required if you're already light-fingered.
angel, Nov 13 2001

       Excellent idea, and it doesn't seem to be baked. This would be very useful while working in dark, confined spaces, such as for plumbing and finding stuff down the back of the sofa.
pottedstu, Nov 13 2001

       PeterSealy: I don't think the Laser Glove is intended as a source of light, just as a source of red spots. It'd be handy instead of a laser pointer for really complex presentations, though.
pottedstu, Nov 13 2001

       This seems like a really good idea, even if it were just one fingertip with a lightsource. Useful for all manner of work in dimly lit areas. Just a bright white LED would work (there are white LEDs now, aren't there?)
bristolz, Nov 13 2001

       Surface mounted LEDs woven into the fabric of the glove would be pretty easy to do. Making the power source, on/off switch and (if available) brightness adjustment small and comfortable might be difficult. Croissant nonetheless.
phoenix, Nov 13 2001

       [Rods Tiger] What a great link to the LED stuff. I have now found excellent Christmas gifts in flashlights that run up to 100 hours on a set of batteries and are very bright as well. Everyone could use one of those things.
bristolz, Nov 13 2001

       fingertip mounted is a really cool idea, but it seems that the goggles you can buy with the lights mounted on each side of the head about where the eyes are would be more practical, since your eyes need the light not your fingertips.
tkeyser, Nov 14 2001

       Have the light source point at your fingertips from the base of your palm, on a thin stalk, fixed to a wrist band. If need be you could bend your hand down and grab the stalk for precision pointing. And maybe a second stalk over the back of the hand along the back of the middle finger, with the light at the tip.
entremanure, Nov 14 2001

       Thanks guys, I had visions of burglars in stripey jumpers and eye masks trying to crack safes actually.
LardyBloke, Nov 14 2001

       Hooray for Rods! I'm gonna glue candles to the cats. (Check back later to see how it went.)
tminus12, Nov 14 2001

       I had something like that ages ago - five thick wires going from battery pack to a red LED each. The battery pack was velcro strapped around the wrist and each LED clipped onto a finger, using a smaller plastic version of those spring steel pipe clip thingies.
Herbicide, Mar 19 2004

       I did something similar to this http://tikinetwork.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308   

       A powerpack that was wrist mounted, surface mount leds on the fingertips   

       We tried to use fibre but it didnt work as well as the LEDs
TiKiXB, Jul 15 2004


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