(NewsUSA) – Are you tired of fumbling with your remote control in the dark because you cannot see it well enough to even use it? Considering the popularity of watching television with the lights off, along with the fact that 75 percent of Americans have vision problems, it is quite surprising that so few remote controls have backlit buttons.

The average U.S. household has five remote controls, yet nearly 90 percent of those remotes do not have backlighting. You might think that new televisions come with backlit remote controls. In fact, only about one in 10 new televisions comes with a remote that has backlighting.

Even backlit remote controls are far from a perfect solution because they only illuminate the buttons but not the text next to the buttons. This is why most backlit remote controls have small, cryptic symbols on the buttons that are supposed to represent the function of the button. The main problem with backlighting, though, is that it cannot be added to an existing remote control, thus leaving nearly 450 million remotes in the dark.

However, a new low-cost method of illuminating remote controls is now available. Pop-up Microlites are nickel-sized lights that stick on remote controls to illuminate both the buttons and text. Unlike backlighting, the patented Pop-up Microlite clearly illuminates the entire remote control.

Pop-up Microlites are easy for anyone of any age to use. These little lights are a huge convenience, especially for people with less than perfect vision, or people who enjoy watching television or movies in the dark.

No other light available is designed to illuminate the same surface it sticks to. This makes them uniquely useful all over the house — illuminating fuse boxes, thermostats, keyholes, telephones, the backside of stereos, televisions and computers, to name just a few.

For more information, visit www.PopupMicrolite.com or call 1-800-552-1837.