Introduction: Cheap and Easy Way to Dim a Lamp
I am undeniably a night person. I admit it, I love the night. One reason being I find the dark of night somewhat relaxing and so most of my time awake is at night. However, sometimes I do need some light and for that I have a desk lamp. Recently though it's brightness has been more bother sum than helpful so I decided that need to change and this is what I came up with. Enjoy!
Step 1: The Fix
- Thick rubber band
All you have to do is follow the video and you should be fine, it's an easy fix. :)
Step 2: Before and After
The pictures don't do the the product justice. The light is a lot less harsh and less localized. The rag helped in spreading the light over a larger area which can be seen really well when you look at the color of the wood in the before and after shot.
Step 3: Precaution
You probably know this but just in case, light bulbs can get HOT. So with that in mind try to make sure that 1) the rag doesn't overheat the lamp by not allowing such heat to escape and 2) that the rag isn't touching the lamp as it may cause it to burn (I learned that the hard way when I got my stuffed animal webkin stuck in a light ;) ).
Other then that, enjoy your newly dimmed lamp.
Do not try this with halogen lamps.