Ikea's LED Strips Automatically Illuminate the Deepest Darkest Drawers

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Whether you get ready for work at some impossibly early hour before the sun rises, or you live in a cheap windowless basement flat, Ikea's new Dioder strip lights will bring some much needed illumination to drawers, cupboards, and closets.

To maximise the battery life of the Dioder's six AAAs, the LEDs automatically illuminate for 15 seconds when a door or drawer is opened and a sensor is exposed to light, and automatically turn off after five seconds in the dark. Mounting is as simple as attaching a couple of screws, or just relying on a set of adhesive pads, and once in place you'll never accidentally grab your dark blue socks instead of the black pair again. They're available in the US right now, with the UK soon. [Ikea via TheGreenHead]

Ikea's LED Strips Automatically Illuminate the Deepest Darkest Drawers