Usually, lights ... well, actually, there are so many shapes for lights, that there is no rule, but I'm pretty sure that before LEDs (at an affordable price) came into the picture, lights were big. Not big big, but certainly not flat.
Now with LEDs, a lights can be fairly small, and flat, but this light that I saw in a store's display window was for me the first one that really used the possibility to make a light flat, not just to win space, but to create an effect that I will describe as follow: "to create light from nowhere".
Since I was so attracted by this light, knowing that I had no "need" of it, and that the price tag would everything but flat, I decided to try to reproduce it myself.
This might be my first instructable, but I've always loved to look at other peoples creations here since a friend of mine gave me the link to his own first instructable (Multi-purpose-holder-from-kitchen-whisk ), and I hope this one won't turn out too bad.