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sunglass lights

look cool and see hot
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Wearing sunglasses makes you look cool and stylish, but in most places* means your view of the world is too dimmed to see anything.

So, combine the idea of sunglasses with the idea of spectacle mounted lamps. A 5w LED mounted on each frame corner not only looks damn blingy, but provides plenty of illumination to help you see what is in front of you.

*excludes colonies and foreign parts.

pocmloc, Aug 11 2015

Sort of like this... http://www.thecures...hotos/SA5420C-2.jpg
Except shaded? [neutrinos_shadow, Aug 11 2015]


       A 5W LED would be very bright - and thus require that everyone you speak to also wore sunglasses, which would make them look equally cool, thus negating the effect of you wearing your sunglasses.
hippo, Aug 11 2015

       Well on the other hand you could consider it a plus to be surrounded by people who also look cool.
pocmloc, Aug 11 2015

       Thanks for the link, [neutrinos_shadow]. That's what I was trying to refer to when I said //spectacle mounted lamps//. I don’t know what they are properly called, so I couldn’t look them up.
pocmloc, Aug 11 2015

       It seems to me that a variation on this theme, already in development, could make this Idea moot. "Augumented Reality" glasses are like ordinary glasses with displays on the inside of the lenses, to show descriptions of the things you look at.   

       Note a camera is needed, plus plenty of processing power to analyze the camera view, to keep the descriptions aligned with the things you are looking at.   

       Well, what if the glasses were instead completely black, and everything you looked toward was, via the same camera as before, shown on the screen inside the lenses? The camera would automatically handle changing light levels, and the screen would always be the same perfect-level brightness.
Vernon, Aug 12 2015

       //Note a camera is needed, plus plenty of processing power to analyze the camera view,//   

       Quite a bit of processing power to match the 140gb/sec from the dual autofocus 128 megapixel cameras we already have. Not to mention hardware scanning for enhanced field of view, auto HDR and pretty exceptional low light performance. Although mine now need a little bit of external focus correction, feeling a bit old.
bs0u0155, Aug 12 2015

       Yes but that is not an original idea, unfortunately.
pocmloc, Aug 13 2015


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