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An apparatus and method for strategically illuminating a darkened area. The present invention may be used by law enforcement to illuminate an area without law enforcement officials having to reveal their position, which is the case if flashlights or other lighting means are used. The light emitting device comprises a substantially transparent housing. A circuit comprising light emitting means and battery means is contained within the housing. The circuit further comprises a time delay means, which delays the energizing of the light emitting means. The circuit comprises a switch which, upon activation, closes the circuit providing current from the battery.