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Sure, you may have a shelf full of law treatises, but you're no stuffed shirt.
Inside that buttoned-down exterior lies the mind of a warrior, a super hero, a genius awaiting recognition.

You walk to your desk, ready to revise those discovery responses yet another time.

You turn to your bookcase and search for the right spine.
Was it Criminal Law? Torts? Civil Procedure?
Ah, there it is . . . Intellectual Property.

You reach forward and tilt the spine of the book slightly towards you.
As you let it fall back into its place on the shelf, the desk lamp behind you snaps on.
Your desk warms with a hint of individuality.

Ah well, it's time to turn to back to those interrogatories.

This clever little device is the perfect gift for your favorite attorney or law student. It will turn his or her favorite hard-cover book in to a hidden switch worthy of any secret lair.

The device slips neatly inside the spine of most hard-cover books. The lamp (or other electronic device) plugs into the double sided plug at the end of the cord. Once the switch is installed, tilt the spine of the book (as shown in the picture) and then let it return to it's normal position on the shelf. This action triggers the switch that turns the light on. Each time the switch is triggered, the light plugged into the end of the cord will turn on or off. To turn the light on, tilt and return the book. To turn the light off, tilt and return the book again.

This particular model was designed to fit a standard hard back legal treatise which is 7 1/4" deep from spine to the edge of the pages.

The appearance of the double sided plug may vary slightly from the plug shown in the photograph.

For a switch built to accommodate a a standard 6"deep hardback book, please see my original listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/91766640/hidden-bookshelf-light-switch-for-your

For a custom size switch, built to the depth of your desired book, please see my Custom Size listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/93625377/hidden-bookshelf-light-switch-for-your

To see my other constructs, visit my shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ImprobableConstruct

**As featured on Instructables.com and Hackaday.com!**

Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch - Law Treatise Edition


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  • Materials: aluminum, lamp cord
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