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Luck of the Irish
Ireland's patron St. Patrick is said to have used the shamrock to represent the Christian Holy Trinity. Druids believed that it could detect evil spirits. Our Switchables stained glass Shamrock nightlight cover doesn't have four leaves and isn't guaranteed to bring you good luck...but it can't hurt. Collectors will want to know that this design replaces the old favorite SW049 Shamrock cover, eliminating the dangling part that was prone to breakage. Switchables covers with "SW" catalog numbers use the traditional process with a metal frame, as opposed to the fused-glass "SF" models.
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...?
Clover leaves supposedly represent faith, hope, and love, with the fourth leaf standing for luck. There are about 10,000 three-leaf clovers for every one with four leaves, so the four-leaf clover is rare, but not so rare that you won't find one with a little persistence (and luck). In fact, one fellow is said to have collected 160,000 four-leaf clovers. Five- and even six-leaf clovers show up every now and then; the fifth leaf is said to represent money, but no meaning has stuck to the sixth yet. In 2009 a Japanese man found a single stem with 56 leaves! It's debatable whether the extra leaves are due to a recessive gene or if they're an environmental mutation.
The good-old three-leaf clover has been the symbol of Ireland since the 18th century, when rival militias adopted it as their banner and usurped its previous religious meaning. In 1923, Italian automaker Alfa Romea started painting four-leaf clovers on the side of their racing cars. Since 2008, SpaceX has included a four-leaf clover on every embroidered mission patch.