Introduction: How to Effortlessly Pull an Allnighter (Using EL Wire)

Being a total music junky, sometimes I just like to stay up and listen to music endlessly. I mean, who doesn't? But I came across the problem of being tired all the time. So, I started experimenting with various methods of staying up, but then I had a huge brainwave. Blue light!
Blue light will keep you up through the whole night with minimal symptoms of tiredness.

Step 1: Hypothesis

If blue light can relieve the symptoms of tiredness, then we can use it to stay up for ages and ages!

Why it works:

Blue light, being the most energetic of all colours of light, stimulates the retinas and speeds up brain function with prolonged exposure and therefore prevents tiredness!

Step 2: Get Stuff

For this to work, you'll need to fill your room with an entrancing pool of blue light from which there is no escape! So you're gonna need lots of blue stuff. The EL wire is by far the most important though, because it will fill the corners and edges where there is the most dark.
Blue led strings (at least one metre)
Blue El wire (lots and lots- like, more than 30 metres to cover everything)
Blue replacement bulbs
Blue everywhere!
More blue!
Blue! Blue! Blue!

Step 3: Positioning


Now, where you put the various light sources is entirely up to you, however, this is how I set my room up.
I lined the edges, corners, and dark spaces of the room with the EL wire.
In the centre of the room, I have All my leds pointed at the ceiling and walls (the white paint reflects the blue magnificently).
I have replaced the ceiling lights with blue bulbs (you will want to keep a normal coloured lamp somewhere because around blue light it is hard to see in detail).
Place more blue everywhere you can! Be creative, maybe you have a wall you could throw blue led throwies at.

Step 4: Be Responsible

Blue light recalibrates your body clock. Do not use it 24/7 or you will go insane. Never pull allnighters in sequence or you will get sick as a dog.
Note: your eyes WILL hurt afterwards. Have a huge sleep the next night to allow them to repair any damage the blue light caused.

If you are doing this with a friend, choose someone who won't annoy you. The smallest constant annoyance will make you very, very angry.

I assume no responsibility for anything you do or consequences of your actions brought on by this instructable.

I claim innocence! :D
Good luck with your late nights! :)

Comments

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killarowa made it! (author)2012-06-01

I'm thread jacking! LOL... check out what I did with blue light and and lemme know what you think.

just google Killarowa or goto http://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/install-guides-diy/14822-killarowas-diy-el-wire-interior.html

And then email Killarowa007@Gmail.com

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Ssslouter made it! (author)2010-07-29

I totally believe, I have a blue light coming from somewhere outside my window everynight and it always takes me at least an HOUR to fall asleep, but when I sleep outside of the house I fall asleep in like 5 MINUTES.

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ultimachris made it! (author)2010-07-15

I haven't used any EL wire for this. I have none. If I had some, it would work. You could use it, and I should have worded my instructions better. That photo is not photoshopped- why would I need to anyway? And yes. This really works- my friend and I did it without even trying. We didn't feel at all tired but as soon as we left the blue, we sat down on the couch to watch tv and fell asleep within what felt like 5 minutes

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silencekilla made it! (author)2010-07-13

no offense but i think this is a lie. 1. There is no proof that you actually did anything at all. 2. if blue stimulates your mind to make you stay awake why are almost all beside clocks made with a bright blue display? 3. The 1st Picture looks completely photoshopped.

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LankyDuke made it! (author)LankyDuke2010-07-14

Almost all digital clocks (from my time) have red light, since LEDs were first mass produced in the red frequency ;)
And there is quite a lot of evidence surrounding it, just Google it yourself and see.
http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/02.09/01-blue.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13491-blue-leds-to-reset-tired-truckers-body-clocks.html

I think I'll have to go out and buy myself some blue CCFLs for when I'm on shift work.

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lemonie made it! (author)2010-07-13


You need more photos of your stuff. (And I'm not convinced you've actually used EL wire)

L

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