Thank You for De Light… Emitted Diode

My world is full of glowing red dots, green dots, blue dots, orange dots, and all manner of objects that have on/off indicators connected to those bright little dots, Light Emitted Diodes.

Remember when you could only read your watch by sunlight or with over head lighting?

You know, back before Oleg Vladimirovich Losev got the clever idea to rub two silicon carbide sticks together?

At this very moment, from where I am sitting, I can see eight LED lights (3 white ones from my computer, 2 green from my internet connection and my speakers, 1 blue from my back up drive, 1 red from my answering machine connected to my cordless phone, and 1 eerie looking light under my desk).

And I haven’t even looked at the TV, DVD player, VCR, clock, or microwave yet.

I haven’t even gone out to my car to look at the dashboard.

There’s an LED on my electric toothbrush, an LED on my Piano Keyboard,

an LED on my toaster, my coffee maker, my reading lamp switch.

I’m seeing dots all over the place!

I am being LED around by the eyeballs!

Electroluminescence runs my life!

It’s kinda like I’m under the ocean, surrounded by those deep sea fish that emanate light from their bodies with bioluminescence.

Fortunately, my LED lit watch is waterproof.

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~ by leakelley on September 10, 2009.

One Response to “Thank You for De Light… Emitted Diode”

  1. Biolumenescence. A long word for dyslexics. A gift from nature.
    Scientifically explained, I’m sure. But it doesn’t explain the awe
    we feel. Black night on a big ocean, lit by tiny plankton.
    Electric blue-green rolling off the bow and churning in the wake.
    The joy of the Creator follows us into the abyss.

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