Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner

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Comments - How To: Calm Your Alarm Clock's Display and Sleep Better for 25 cents

Leiah on Feb 23, 2011:

Awesome! I did this same thing years ago (out of necessity) to my super-bright alarm clock, but I used old film negatives (ones that were over/under exposed so they had no images on them). Worked great!

Rick on Feb 21, 2011:

Great idea- I'm glad (I think!) to be mentioned in another article!

teresa on Feb 20, 2011:

What a great idea!  Thanks!

DesigningMom on Feb 19, 2011:

Graham that's what I was thinking that would work too. You find it or other brands in any baby department.

I have migraines so I always have some long dark cuffed knee highs that I tie around my head to keep things dark and my  head from exploding. If the head isn't hurting too bad I just circle my clock with the sock. The only problem with that is you have to remove the sock to see what time it is and then get blasted with bright light.

Chris Gardner on Feb 17, 2011:

Window tinting film is an excellent idea. Where does one find some? The auto supply store?

KnittingFits on Feb 17, 2011:

I had some extra window tinting film and put several layers on that until I was satisfied with the light output...........or lack thereof!

I love your idea though!

Katherine on Feb 17, 2011:

Thanks for this great tip! This will look better than the CD I currently prop against my clock to block the light.

Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011:

Okay I 'have to' . . .  This is such a BRIGHT idea . . . Or, should I say a dimly-lit bright idea.  It's getting kind of rare to find good ideas that aren't design out here sometimes.  I LOVE the design ideas, but this is the first life-improvement idea that doesn't involve paint, glue, time, and actually solves a problem, rather than being value-added, that I've seen in a long time--(not at Curbly, of course).  Thanks for sharing.  Keep up the good work at Curbly.  I really, really enjoy it!

Okay, enough with the

Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011:

I also kept my old clock (that was about 30 years old) because it had a dimmer dial on the back. When it broke, it took me a while to find a new one that has a dimmer button, but even the dimmest is too bright for me. I was thinking some smoky acrylic would be good, but this is PERFECT. I already have some. I will keep these in my suitcase, too, for those bright hotel and guest room clocks.


Rose on Feb 15, 2011:

Brilliant! I just took back a clock because it was too bright, and I've been afraid to buy another one.

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