The nights are getting longer, but they can also get brighter. We want to know what ways you have for lighting your way or making yourself easier to see. So show us some cool ways to get reflective or lit up and enter them in the Light Up the Night! Contest to win some cool clothes from Cordarounds.com!

Cordarounds is an online clothing company that makes secretly shiny pants for safe night-riding and a brilliantly reversible jacket that can turn an average pedestrian into TRON. Both products are prizes in this contest.

So break out the reflective materials, LEDs, cold cathode lights, or whatever else you want to use to be brilliant! Put them on yourself, make a handy flashlight, or even light up any human-powered vehicle you use to get around. You can even put them on your pet boa that you take for long walks in the dark. It's totally up to you!

Think bright and shiny and make something awesome. We can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

How to enter:
 - Make a new Instructable
 - When you publish, select the Light Up the Night! Contest checkbox to enter it

International entries are allowed. Multiple entries are also allowed, but each entrant can only win one prize.

P.S. Want to see the pants and jacket in action? Check these out!

The Light Up the Night! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

14 Prizes

Grand Prize (1 winner)

Urban Awareness jacket from Cordarounds.com.

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!

First Prize(3 winners)

Any pair of pants from Cordarounds.com, including the Bike to Work pants.

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!

Runner-Up(10 winners)

A $25 gift certificate for Cordarounds.com!

Also, an Instructables t-shirt, patch, stickers, and a one year Pro subscription!
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Oct 28, 2009 and Nov 29, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Light Up the Night! Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.