Graffiti artists could tag better at night with this spray can light


Graffiti has traditionally been put up quickly and under almost complete darkness to allow artists to avoid detection while painting places without permission, but one designer has thought of a simple way to give spray painters just a little bit of extra light to work by. Product designer Subinay Malhotra has created concept mockups of Lash, a light attachment for spray-paint cans that would allow artists to see what their can is pointed at and how their work is coming along. The product is essentially a small base that a spray-paint can would be set into, surrounding the can with a small strap that contains a pair of lights to illuminate what's in front of it.

Malhotra's idea is to make the attachment extremely portable too: because Lash is just a base, it would be easy to swap between cans; and Malhotra even envisions making Lash's battery able to recharge by motion, so shaking a can would be able to keep the light powered when its battery runs low. Of course, any light might be too much when spray-painting somewhere you shouldn't, but Lash is still an interesting idea for how spray painters could give themselves an easier work environment without totally giving themselves away.

The Verge
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