Getting stuff done like repairing something in dark places requires a good light management to be sure you can see what needs to be seen. I came across a lot of artistic solutions ranging from setting up as many spotlights to make sure every corner possible needed is light up. Strapping a flashlight on the hand is another often used technique.
It was always my dream to have light coming out of my fingers in such situations without having a bulky glove or other ‘click on’ devices to my hands which would make my fixing stuff work difficult again.
Designer Tilen Sepic might have a solution to transform my hand into a flashlight: the fiber optic light glove. His concept is based on fiber optics which makes a slim and sleek integration of light into a finger tip possible.
The battery pack and white, high brightness LEDs are fitted into the gloves wristband. To get the light to places where needed, e.g. index finger tip or in Tilen’s concept also to the inner balm of the hand for diffused illumination, the light is carried via optical fiber to those points.
We have seen gloves with illuminated finger tips before but they are more for fun and fashion. The fiber optic light glove from Tilen Sepic would have a much more practical use if they would hit Home Depot shelves one day.