Gadget of the Week: Credit Card Lightbulb

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

credit card light
Flip it, pop it, and light it!

No one wants to carry around a big old flashlight for a night on the town, but it’s also nice to know that you won’t be blind if you find yourself in a dark movie theater or shadowy parking lot.

You can use your cell phone to light up the blackness, but why burn precious battery power when you can just pull out… a credit card?

Yep! With the Credit Card Lightbulb from ThinkGeek, you can taking illumination on the go and look stylish when you bust it out.

The tiny lightbulb costs $3.99 for a single one or $5.99 for a two-pack, and can easily fit in your wallet. Then, when you whip it out the flat-surfaced bulb, just push it up for some dazzling brightness. The rest of the card serves as a stand, so you can prop it up on a table, floor, or ledge if you don’t want to be holding it.

Batteries for the LED light are included, and the device is basically the same size as a credit card, but just a touch thicker. Just don’t mistakenly offer the cashier your Credit Card Lightbulb when purchasing an item, especially if you’re buying some real lightbulbs!

Images courtesy of ThinkGeek.