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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!
 
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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 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.
onemoroni11 year ago
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
doo da do1 year ago
What is the voltage needed? Doodado
georion2 years ago
wow......................................??????????????????????????
mintmocha122 years ago
let me know what you do with them, cause i did this at christmas time, but didnt know what to do with them
drgnlady8013 years ago
Never throw away the cords, they can be recycled for the copper. Make a tiny amout of money also.
sculptur3 years ago
you could scrap the cables i made quite a bit of money with insulated wire at the scrap yard
nani20103 years ago
its good and nice, plz add some more tips if u can.
ikssk4 years ago
you can break the ends off, fill them with gun powder and use them as blasting caps for model rockets
pkmn ikssk3 years ago
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ikssk pkmn3 years ago
Actually, I have.
sweet
lemonie4 years ago
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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