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The Littlest Mermaid
Mermaids can herald disaster or bring good luck. You can tell from her happy expression that our Switchables Mermaid night light cover is one of the latter variety.
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 (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...?
The earliest known mermaid story comes from Assyria around 1000 BC. The ancient Greeks picked that up and ran with it when they imagined the sirens whose song lured sailors to their deaths. The order of mammals that includes manatees and dugongs is called sirenia after those Greek mermaids; some mermaid sightings by sailors were probably based on those animals (whoever first looked at a manatee and thought "hey baby, looking hot" must have been at sea for a very long time). Christopher Columbus reported seeing mermaids in the Caribbean, and people still claim sightings in the present day. Hucksters have encouraged them with hoaxes assembled from various animal parts -- P.T. Barnum displayed a mermaid in his museum.