I’m assuming they’re not (because it doesn’t say so) but are these waterproof or water resistant? They’d make good cheap shower lights if so. (My bathroom shower never got a light installed for some weird reason)
Paw prints! Who doesn’t love paw prints, and I’ve never seen paw print mats in stores. You could do regular cuddly/domesticated-type animals, and then some crazy versions, too: flamingo prints, giraffe prints, part of a giant mammoth print? All good. Or go with cryptid prints: Sasquatch, chupacabra, you get the gist.
@craigcush There is an ANSI standard for measuring luminous output. The light source is placed inside or directed into a white sphere (a.k.a integrating sphere) and the light is measured at one point. That should give the average luminous flux produced by the light.
If you can have the mats custom printed, you could probably also have them not put a damn thing on them. Just a basic, no clever saying, no pictures, no pattern, kitchen mat. That’s the most universally marketable idea, so you’ll probably order them with an anthropomorphic banana with a baby arm holding a knife with “Here’s Johnny!” written across the bottom.
Think it’s posted for a relevant price comparison. Opposed to the similar $60. This makes it similar $16.
Which is actually cheaper than buying a 4 pack here, which is $17 for those that don’t pay the monthly membership fee to shop here. Also you can buy the number you want at the store. Plus, some may like the idea of having all one color.
In summary, not a bad link to post. It’s relevant and helpful I feel.
So the 90’s are coming back in full force. You will only be slightly ahead of your time (depending on how quickly this project moves) if you print up ten thousand “IT’S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME!!!” mats. They will soon be retro chic.
I like the idea of wall to wall text: a poem, short story, or song lyrics. Harry Chapin’s 30,000 Pounds of Bananas, perhaps, or The Walrus and the Carpenter.
In the alternative, something that looks like newspaper with some offbeat story, accompanied by a weird picture captioned incoherently and small ads for meh or meh stuff.
Kitchen Mat - A list of common kitchen measurements and conversions (which would actually be useful), and common ingredient substitutions. BUT THEN - have the list slowly segue into imaginary ingredient substitutions “Unicorn Blood, 1 Cup - Substituition: 1lb of sugar, 1 cup scotch whiskey, and two pinches of hate”
@j0egarza I have a feeling you would be way better off wiring in something 12V powered. Maybe even just upgrading the bulb in your factory dome light to an LED bulb would give you greater light output.
Brightness fine, but I bought it for the ‘magnet works well’. Really, not so much. And, of the two I’ve unwrapped, one has a magnet flush with the bottom (good) but the backside of the magnet crushed the battery (not good). The other has a magnet that is above the bottom surface, so it is wobbly and prone to falling off (not good). But the battery is less crushed (good). This seems to be a case where ‘measure twice and cut once’ was not observed; the magnet is too long for the case. Meh.
All four of mine work great. Magnet sticks to anything reasonably suitable, such as the fridge, steel doors, etc. They all light up great, included batteries is a bonus. Suction cup works fine for short-term use. I tested one on a glass window and it fell off sometime overnight. But that’s good enough.