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Seahorse, Starfish, Sand Dollar, Crab
The Switchables Coastal Squares cover is like having four night lights in one.
The fused-glass process enables Switchables to create a new generation of nightlight covers like none you've ever seen before. Instead of being folded and soldered like traditional Switchables covers, these pieces of glass are fused together with flash heat for more brilliant colors and intricate designs with no metal borders. Bits and strips of glass are bonded to a slightly curved, clear or colored background panel.
You can identify a fused-glass Switchables cover by its "SF" item number. Traditional Switchables (the kind with metal frames) start with "SW".
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sold separately). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup. Switchables make gift-giving easy: Start your recipient out with a fixture and one or two covers, then buy him or her new covers on future gift-giving occasions.
Are you curious...?
How long is the coastline of Florida (or Maine, or Alaska, or any other land that meets the sea)? That depends on how you measure it. The shore has features like bays and inlets that are kilometers in size. But the closer you look, the more detail you see, and the fussier your measurements must get. You can take it to ridiculous extremes and say that the coastline is nearly infinite at the atomic scale.
Surveyors and mapmakers, being more practical sorts, define a scale when they set out to make their measurements. If you're going to map a shore that's hundreds of kilometers long, you can safely disregard features that are much smaller than one kilometer. If you're mapping a particular bay or inlet, your scale might go all the way down to a meter. This is just common sense.
When you're mapping a very convoluted coastline, sense gets less common. The coastline of British Columbia packs 15,985 miles of detail (25,725 km) into just 600 miles (965 km) of linear distance. That's a lot of zigging and zagging. Who cares? Well, consider the people who had to interpret the boundary between Alaska and Canada. By treaty it's at "a line parallel to the windings of the coast," and Alaska's panhandle does a lot of winding. The Russians and English started arguing about it in 1821 and it wasn't finally settled until 1903. What's the big deal? Ask the prospectors who flocked to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98.