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I took mouldable glue (sugru.com) and fitted a reflective nickel plate into the corner of the port such that light from the little lamp gets reflected onto the receptacle ... now that it's dark out I am able to confirm that it works! It blocks most of the light from shining into your eye and reflects a respectable amount towards the receptacle. >:)
 

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Fabulous idea! I did something similar but stuck the reflective piece on to the charging port cover. I like your idea better as it has the added benefit of keeping you from getting blinded by that stupid poorly designed light.
 

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I took mouldable glue (sugru.com) and fitted a reflective nickel plate into the corner of the port such that light from the little lamp gets reflected onto the receptacle ... now that it's dark out I am able to confirm that it works! It blocks most of the light from shining into your eye and reflects a respectable amount towards the receptacle. >:)
You read my mind, @sciencegeek, and your solution is brilliant. I'm out here in the dark ... UX designers, do we really have this super cool bat-light shining on the ground but *nothing* lighting the charging receptacle?!? Well, we'll fix this.
 

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Or an LED light on the flap aimed at the receptacle that lights when the flap is opened and off when closed.

I have a clip-on flashlight that I can clip to the flap and aim at the port. I got it at Home Depot but I think it is a discontinued item. Model# BBM890XHD
 
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