Introduction: Cool LED Night Light
This is a simple yet effective little night-light is loosely based on the Solar LED Light Jar.
It took me about an hour to make and works great when dark. I apologize about the photos if they are not the greatest, my camera and I are not getting along.
Caution: This instructable involves broken glass, please be careful, I am not responsible for any injuries. If you are a "young one" please ask an adult for help.
Step 1: Materials
You will not need much to complete this project. I got the LED from a lighter (neat) but you could use any one from a key light, toy, etc. The important thing is that it has a attached power source. You will also need the following;
Glass Jar (what ever size you wish- smaller the better)
Step 2: Whatch You Fingers
First, cut a hole in the top off the lid the same size as the rocker switch. It was thin enough for me to use a knife, but you may need to use a Dremel. Next insert switch.
Step 3: Put It All Together
Next, solder two leads from the LED light to the swith. No need to worry about polarity.
Step 4: Break Some Glass
Next, you will need to break some glass. I used an old ketchup bottle. This can be messy, so rap the bottle in a towel and hit with a hammer several times. This will minimize the mess and is really fun.
Step 5: Put It All Together
Next, fill the jar with the broken glass and screw on the lid. This may be tricky, but I found if you shake the jar and glass while putting on the lid, you will be able to surround the LED equally.
Step 6: Enjoy
Finally, find a nice place to put your little light. I have mine on my night table since it's not bright enough to wake up my wife, but enough to help navigate in the night. It looks small put is surprisingly effective. The best part is there are no wires and it is very portable. Enjoy.
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