Introduction: Christmas Lights Recycling

Do you have old Christmas lights, which last time you used 2 or 3 years ago? You would usually throw them away. But you could have 50, 100 or 200 mini light - bulbs and they can be for many uses!

Step 1: What Will You Need?

You will need:

Screwdriver
Pliers
Christmas lights

Step 2: Removing the Box From Lights

Now get pliers and cut the cords that are going to the lights and cord that is going to electricity socket. Unscrew "The box" and you will find small circuit board in it.

Step 3: Taking Light Bulbs Out of Their Socket

Now you have to take all the light bulbs from their sockets. This may take some time, but it's worthwhile. When you're finished put light bulbs in case. You will probably not need the cords and sockets so you can just throw them away.

Step 4: Be Creative!

Now when you have a lot of mini light bulbs create something with them and post it on Instructables! You can create throwies, more Christmas lights, decorations and many other stuff.

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onemoroni1 (author)2012-07-05

I had some battery powered (clear) lights and used them for the head lights and tail lights in a model car. It was a mustang and the head lights had a yellow glow that looked realistic. Ran wires out the bottom of the model to a battery pack. Peace

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doo da do (author)2012-05-20

What is the voltage needed? Doodado

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georion (author)2012-04-11

wow......................................??????????????????????????

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mintmocha12 (author)2011-08-16

let me know what you do with them, cause i did this at christmas time, but didnt know what to do with them

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drgnlady801 (author)2011-01-14

Never throw away the cords, they can be recycled for the copper. Make a tiny amout of money also.

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sculptur (author)2010-08-04

you could scrap the cables i made quite a bit of money with insulated wire at the scrap yard

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nani2010 (author)2010-08-04

its good and nice, plz add some more tips if u can.

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ikssk (author)2010-05-04

Actually, I have.

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ikssk (author)2010-04-19

you can break the ends off, fill them with gun powder and use them as blasting caps for model rockets

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thethirstychef (author)ikssk2010-04-22

sweet

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lemonie (author)2010-04-19

I did this at the weekend, but didn't need the screwdriver or pliers to extract the bulbs. Like you I haven't got around to using them yet.

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