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How to make a Book Lamp

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Hi,
Here i will show step by step how to make a book lamp (it is very helpful when you are late at night and want to read a book), this Instructable is very easy, and also very cheap, it costs less than 4 Dollars, and it is very handy!
You can find many of this Instructable accessories in your house!!

 
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Step 1: Supplies you need to start the Book Lamp

Picture of Supplies you need to start the Book Lamp
Here is what you need to get started:

-LED of choice (I prefer a white one, it is best for reading)


-Batteries (Make sure to get batteries that match to the LED voltage, otherwise the lamp may not work!)

-Batteries Holder and a Switch (You can get it from an old toy, or buy one, it is for the batteries from above, so seek for one that can carry the batteries you picked!).

-Clip (it can be small or big, the bigger, then more stability).

-Foil Paper (no more than a 30x30 cm ).

-Wire (try to buy a really thick one, not to thick, we want it to be movable and stiff at the same time!
No more than 1 mt).

-Piece of Paper

-Electric wire (The amount of electric wire depends on the size of the Book Lamp, so less than 50 cm).

-Plastic Tube (Optional).

Step 3: Getting started

For this step you will need the pliers.

Grab the clip, and wrap the wire around it, as it is shown in the picture.
Make sure the larger part of the wire is facing upwards, because that is the "neck" of the Book Lamp.
Tight the wire really good with the pliers, to make sure it does not move.
It is very interesting. i am also in search of white LED study lamp for rural students for night study. In your project nothing has been inform about the number of LED, capacity and type of battery of battery used for the lamp, and how many hours LED lamp will glow for the study if it is power only from battery. I would also like to have circuit design of it so that i will also make it one for myself. Is one white LED is enough for the night study for one student or more LED is needed to have more lights for the study purpose? Please do kindly suggest or give m above informations if necessary for the good LED study lamp.

Regards
Fozzy Vis5 years ago
I'm still looking where to buy the sort of bendable "metal" tubes (you know, like some Ikea lamps have, it's hard to explain). Same use as the metal wire is used in this instructable. I would like to make a support for a (now broken) shower head that is bendable, but ofcourse just some metal wire isn't going to support the weight... I've tried twisting 3 copper 2.5mm² wires together but it isn't strong enough. Anyone any clues?
have you tried flexible conduit? should be in the electical dept of the local home depot
Goombex (author)  Fozzy Vis5 years ago
Hi, mmm you migh have to go where you buy your shower, or other places where you can find showers, but if you dont, i was thinking this , and if it is not bendable, you can add like you said copper, or aluminium, and if it is not to stong, try makyng braids with aluminium, like picture 2. good luck!
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Well, the tubes are not the problem, that's not really the problem. I'm more looking for something like This lamp, the upper part of it. I'd *love* to buy something like that.

Not just for the shower head, it would be great for a multitude of things. I just need to find a place where I could buy it in Europe (or online for a decent price)...
lyka5 years ago
whats the purpose of this??(; Sorry for this stupid ques..
Goombex (author)  lyka5 years ago
do you mean the supplies or the whole instructables, if its the instructable, i couldn´t read at night so i did this book lamp, to read at night, its portable, so its easy to carry, also because i had all the materials in my house and i didn´t spend any money, i was taking a shower and i figured how to do it.... reply if i didn´t answer your question, and theres no stupid question, stupid is the one that doesn´t ask at all!!! thank you for the comment
anenano5 years ago
Something else that works pretty nicely for making the cone for the LED is a floppy disk. Cut about a quarter of it and wrap it around the LED, secure it with scotch tape.
Goombex (author)  anenano5 years ago
Thats great!!
anenano anenano5 years ago
Here's an image of an LED light with a floppy around it and a shot of the lighting system I made for my keyboard (with blue backlight). I'll probably make an instructable with more pics from this project.
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Goombex (author)  anenano5 years ago
Thank you anenano, post some photos to take a look, if you have some..
R4Man185 years ago
For those of you that say HEY you could have gone to the dollar store and picked up a nice one for 1$ its not about the price its about being something he made himself.
Goombex (author)  R4Man185 years ago
Thanks for the comment, after all thats what this page is all about, like the Wall-E Instructable, i think it costs tons more than buy a real one, but still it is the winner.
mg0930mg5 years ago
This is really nice. Great job!
wertyyrew5 years ago
Hey this is actually really usefull! thanks a lot! looking forward to new instructables from you!
Etzick5 years ago
Amazing! It seemed a bit lame at first but its just simple and great quality! great work man! 5/5!
Goombex (author)  Etzick5 years ago
well thanks. man. explain to me how lame to improve the next time!
Michi3945 years ago
woooowww thanks to this instructable now i can read my harry potter books!!
Goombex (author)  Michi3945 years ago
you are welcome Michi394, those are great books, let me know if you have some ideas
pirulee5 years ago
wow, just amazing! this really works! I did this and i thought it would e useless, but it make my night readings fast, thanks for the tutorial.
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