GloSpex glasses light up, freak people out

The GloSpex Kickstarter project is destined to be a darling among ravers. The specs feature one-way illumination. The lens glow outwardly, but don't shine in the wearer's eyes.

Turn around, bright eyes. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

If you want to do like the song says and wear your sunglasses at night, then you should pledge for a set of GloSpex on Kickstarter.

GloSpex in the dark
This is what GloSpex look like in the dark. (Click to enlarge.) Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

GloSpex have one-way illuminated lenses. That means that the light glows out, but doesn't shine into the wearer's eyes.

A $20 pledge gets you one set with black frames and either red, green, yellow, or blue illumination.

The inventor of GloSpex says the principle behind the technology is "total internal reflection." You'll have to check out the Kickstarter promo video to get the science lecture explanation.

The GloSpex Kickstarter page has one of the shortest pledge pitches I've ever seen on the site. You're either going to trip over yourself hitting the pledge button or flee to another project.

GloSpex backers seem excited about the prospect of using their glowing glasses for raves, sci-fi conventions, and homemade cyberpunk movies.

I can see using them to freak people out at night with floating, disembodied eyes.

As of posting time, GloSpex has raised about $16,000 in pledges with nearly a month to go. It has already galloped past its $10,000 funding goal. That means GloSpex are a glo-go.

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