Bright Blind by Makoto Hirahara

Bright Blind by Makoto Hirahara

Live in a windowless room? Up all night, but like to pretend it is daytime outside? You need the Bright Blind by Makoto Hirahara. This ingenious design simulates a window by using a bright electroluminescent sheet behind a blind. Just hang it on the wall, and everyone will believe there is a window behind it that is brightly lit by the sun. To adjust the illumination provided, just twist the plastic stick to adjust the blinds.

Bright Blind

While it’s not being prescribed as a cure for seasonal affective disorder just yet, the Bright Blind is sure to lighten one’s spirit in dark, sad abodes and office spaces worldwide. Made of electroluminescent (EL) sheets, Makoto Hirahara’s Bright Blind simulates a window where none exists. The artificial blind functions in exactly the way you might guess; turn the plastic stick and control the brightness!

Find more information about Bright Blind at Currently the designers are only making these to order at a price in the thousands of dollars, but they are working to develop this product and make it more affordable.

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About Ryan Cooper

Originally from Chicago, Ryan currently lives in San Diego, California. He has a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has worked at a range of high-tech companies from research powerhouse Bell Laboratories to leading semiconductor companies and Silicon Valley startups.

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