Anyone who has kids that are in scouts know about the camping experience. They also know about how painful it can be when you're groping around in the dark of the night and tripping over tent ropes. Thousands end up with rope burns, turned ankles, and heaven knows what else, and seek first aid for maladies that ruin the campout experience. Now that can all be avoided with a simple TentLED on each rope.
Invented by Dutch designer Van Berlo, TentLED is a simple plastic encased LED light that can be tied on to the tent ropes with a knot any Cub Scout would know. The internal LEDs are able to adjust their brightness as the sun goes down and will turn on and shut down automatically. They're also both waterproof and shock resistant. No word on how much the TENTLEDs will run, but I can already imagine executives from Big 5 and other sporting goods companies wanting order 4 packs for the camping season. I'll certainly buy a set if they come to the states.
Source: coolest-gadgets.comAdded: 10 April 2009