Lite-Brite is a toy created by Hasbro in 1967. It is a light box with small colored plastic pegs that fit into a matrix of holes and illuminate to create a lit picture. Lite-Brites include colored pegs which the user can create designs from imagination or by following templates. It was a popular toy for previous generations and is making a comeback. Kids can express their creativity. Teachers are using lite brites for education as well.
Lite Brites are used to create a glowing picture by inserting translucent plastic pegs through paper. The refill paper is placed on top of the lite brite and includes indicators of which peg color should be used. After pushing the colored pegs through the paper a colorful design is produced.
According to wikipedia
“The light from an illuminated light bulb is blocked by the black paper except where the pegs conduct the light. When lit, the pegs have an appearance similar to that of LEDs.”
The refill design paper is available for one use only.
The original, “classic” Lite-Brite consisted of a 9 x 12 inch screen. More recently, the “ultimate classic” with screen size of approximately 8×7 inches are available. Previously, Flat and Travel sizes were introduced. The travel size is a 3.5″ square and the flatscreen or “cube” lite brite is 7″ square.
Glowpeg refills are available for all four sizes of lite brites.
Common spellings of lite brite. The following spellings all refer to the lite-brite toys, refills and sheets:
lite brite refills,
lite brite designs sheets