2 Watt LED Accent Lamp

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Introduction: 2 Watt LED Accent Lamp

If you're like me, you bought LED Christmas lights when they were 75% off... you know, for that project down the road. Here's one way to put those strings to good use.

This was up for display at the Orlando Show and Tell (for the two other people that came :P).

Step 1: Materials

String of LED Lights -- DO NOT USE incandescent type lights
Old Soda Bottles or other interesting clear container

Step 2: Assembly

Start shoving in your string of LEDs starting at the center of the string. Push in about a foot of one side - and then a foot of the other. I learned the hard way that when you're working with small bottles that the plug doesn't fit through, this is the easiest method ;)

Leave some of the cord out of the bottle so you can plug your accent lamp in somewhere.

Step 3: Go for a Test DriveEach Lamp

Each lamp draws about 2 watts according to m Kill A Watt meter.

If you place this near your desk the soft combination of light is is actually quite "white" and usable (not necessarily to read by though).

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Perhaps they would look better without the labels? Just a thought.

yes i think they would. LOL. at my house we recycle a lot, but this is a far better use for plastic. but i'd like to buy the christmas lights that flicker.

Frosting the bottles would add to it.

cool effect! you might also consider using other containers that have the frosted effect as mentioned eg. dollar store sugar jugs & dome shaped salad bowls or even department store storage containers of different sizes

i think you found a bad ass lil thing here.... 2 things...tho 1..you need to frost the glass/plastic...make it opaque some low grit sand paper will do.....then it would look so much kooler..... 2....make it portibal.(led's low wat ,1 batery would run it)

go to the instructable i posted as a reply to kirnex and he ony thing that u need is to replace the regular 9v plug with a female 9v abattery adaptor then you can hook it up to a power source that goes to one of the 9v battery cap things

These would make a neat light with a wine bottle, I'm thinking. :-)

OOOOOOOO PRETTY COLORS :P