Switchables Fused Glass Flip Flop Nightlight Cover SF522 - Stained Glass Night Light

Switchables Cover, Flip to My Flop SF522

SKU: 1325
Stock: 2
Price: $15.99

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You're the Flip to My Flop

You'll flip over the bright sunny yellow "Flip to My Flop" Switchables stained glass cover.

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 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 (sorry, we are permanently sold out -- clicking that link will take you away from our store). 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.


Are you curious...?

They have many names -- thongs, pluggers, slaps, go-aheads, and more -- but these simple sandals are best known as flip-flops for the sound that they make when you walk. Shoes resembling flip-flops are pictured in 4,000-year-old Egyptian murals, and archeologists have actually found a 1,500-year-old pair made of papyrus leaves.

Modern flip-flops came to the US when soldiers returning from WW2 brought a Japanese version back with them. They really caught on during the 1950s, after the Korean War. By the 1960s they were associated with youth culture and beach wear, and their acceptance as casual attire away from the beach grew along with their popularity. Some women's lacrosse players from Northwestern University caused a ruckus in 2005 when they wore flip-flops to the White House. They capitalized on the criticism by auctioning the shoes on eBay to raise money for a charity, and some fashion critics believe that flip-flops crossed a line into respectability at that point -- they'll never be formal wear, but they are now acceptable in most social situations, especially among the young. Barack Obama was photographed wearing flips in 2011, and the Dalai Lama has met with many heads of state while wearing his. Hey, at least they're not Crocs!

The ascendancy of flip-flops is not without its perils; their lack of support leads to various maladies of the ankles, legs, and feet. 55,100 people went to hospitals in the UK with flip-flop related injuries in 2002; by 2010, the British health service paid out 40 million pounds to treat 200,000 flip-flop injuries.

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