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A Bloomin' Good Time
The bright, colorful Switchables Spring Flowers fused glass night light cover looks as cheerful as springtime itself.
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 seasons aren't as neatly defined as your calendar implies. Meteorologists carve the year into four seasons lasting three months each. The three warmest months are summer, the three coldest months are winter, and spring and fall are the three-month blocks in between. Using this definition, spring can start on different dates in different regions. When it's spring in the northern hemisphere it's fall south of the equator (and vice versa).
Astronomers prefer to use the earth's orbit for reference. Some cultures put the start of spring on the March equinox (vernal equinox in the north, autumnal in the south), which varies from March 19 and 21, while the traditional Chinese calendar counts the equinox as the middle of the season. "Equinox" means "equal night" and is the day that light and darkness are about equal, although to astronomers it's the date that the sun crosses the celestial equator.
Christian tradition starts spring on Candlemas (Feb. 2)...unless you're in Ireland; then it's St. Brigid's Day (Feb. 1). Secular tradition treats the day after Presidents Day as the opening day of spring and the Friday before Memorial Day as its end. People also measure the seasons by various other natural, cultural, and ecological markers that we don't need to go into here.
So when does spring really start? As far as we're concerned, it starts when you swap the Switchables Spring Flowers cover onto your fixture.