Here we use some coffee tins to protect the bulbs, as we don't need to worry about gels (they're already coloured) or lenses (they're already focussed as floods).
- 2 coffee tins, sans coffee and lid.
- Several wood offcuts.
- 2 hinges I found years ago and thought would come in handy someday.
- 2 ES light fittings - you can get these from people who sell parts/components.
- 2 bits of wire, with plugs
- Length of slotted angle iron.
- 2 corner braces from an old shelving system.
Step 1: The Coffee Tin
Step 2: The Wooden Bracket
I used wood because it means that the light fitting is fitted to a NON CONDUCTIVE surface. This is important if you don't want to risk getting an electric shock!
The wood is simply cut to fit the tin as you can see in the image, and the pieces secured with screws.
Step 3: The Light Fitting
Line up the light fitting by holding the tin can over the wooden bracket (as it would be when assembled), then put the fitting through the hole you cut in step one, and mark the screw holes in the wood with a braddle or pencil.
Remember to attach the wires to the fitting before screwing the fitting to the bracket, as you can't get at the wire screw clamps when it is attached to the wood!
Step 4: Attach the Coffee Tin
The washers are there to stop the screws from pulling through the thin tin.
Step 5: The Metal Bracket
Make sure the bolt is done up nice and tight with a spring washer, but not so tight that you can't move it ever again!
Step 6: The Floor Stand
This stand is designed so that everything can easily be dismantled when I want to use the lamps in some other configuration.
Step 7: Finished