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Old 03-16-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
Andrew B.
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Default Status indicator lights

I think design engineers have lost sight of what status indicator lights are for. The lights are simply to let the user know the status, while looking at the device. They are not supposed serve as emergency flashlights. They are not there to simulate a moon lit night. They are not supposed to hurt the eyes when I glance at them. They should not be so bright that even with two layers of duct tape covering, they are still bright enough to do their job. And in fact, that's what I just did. I put two layers of duct tape over the light on my touch pad that shows when it is turned off. And now it's about as bright as it should be. I also have one layer of duct tape over the power button.

Maybe these engineers spend the evening watching TV with all the lights off in the room, and their eyes are ruined So now they don't notice. But I wish they would use LEDs that are not so bright.

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