Seen in more than one episode, there is a device over Number 6's bed. Out-of-universe, it looks like a futuristic kitchen table light. It is seen pulsing while Number 6 is apparently sleeping. What is its in-universe function? It almost seems to have different functions in different stories; does it actually do one consistent thing, and if so, what?

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    Its function was to provoke questions like this one.
    – Valorum
    Aug 30, 2021 at 17:53

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Its function is to put him into a deeper state of unconsciousness than ordinary sleep, so that they could manipulate him physically (move him, inject him with drugs, etc.) without any risk of his waking up.

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    Do you have some evidence to support this claim?
    – Rand al'Thor
    Aug 30, 2021 at 18:47
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    @PMar while you are correct - referencing an episode will keep the downvoters away. From memory - Probably A,B and C did the hypnotic light fixture the most...be seeing you. Aug 30, 2021 at 19:33

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