Having insanely bright headlights blinding you as you try to drive down the road can be incredibly frustrating. Retaliation on an annoying tailgater can be quite tempting sometimes.
When driving at night, most of us have fantasized about extracting revenge on other drivers who insist on blinding us with their headlights. Particularly frustrating is when a vehicle with poorly aimed lamps follows you for an extended amount of time. The LuxBlaster is a device designed solely for the purpose of giving these people a taste of their own medicine.
The idea is fairly simple. Track the brightest light source and shine a bright light right back at it. Obviously this is a seriously dangerous idea that should never actually be installed in a vehicle, but the concept is quite amusing.
The LuxBlaster uses 5 photoresistors to aim the pan and tilt head in the direction of the brightest light. Once the position is established, the LuxBlaster's LED is fired up. In the video they are using a 3 watt LED, though they do mention you could use something stronger if you desired. You can easily imagine the satisfaction you might feel at being able to activate the LuxBlaster after a few miles of annoyingly bright tailgating. Of course, we can also easily imagine how insanely dangerous this is. Let's all agree to keep our supervillian creations in the shop please.
If you're curious how it works, you can find the parts list and code on the LuxBlaster website.