Introduction: How to Make an Neon Lamp(not Really)

This instructable will show you how to make an easy neon lamp.

Step 1: Materials

-2 LED
-1 nice volt battery
-4 jumper wires
-1 straw
-1 k resistor

Step 2: Step 1

Insert the LEDs in the straw.

Step 3: Step 2

Add the resistor to the positive lead of one of the LEDs.

Step 4: Step 3

Attach the two positive lead of the LED together with a jumper.

Step 5: Step 4

Now do the same for the negative.

Step 6: Step5

Attach a jumper to the other end of the resistor.

Step 7: Step 6

Now attach a jumper to the negative lead of the LED.

Step 8: Step 7

Attach the jumper to the right leads on the battery.

Step 9: Now You Are Done!

Was'int that easy?

Comments

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zack247 (author)2010-08-10

i like the concept but maybe filling the straw with epoxy and using clear leds will produce a brighter shine?

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snipefast17 (author)2009-07-29

i did it at home :P great idea but.... you need to take much more brighter leds. and fill the straw with hot glue from a glue gun. youll be amazed how mutch light youll get from it

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stevesigma (author)2008-04-24

Really poor images.

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GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-22

PLEASE get better pictures. A video of it working, even pictures would be nice.

How is it neon?

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Chefboy6382 (author)2008-03-22

sorry but this isn't that fantastic

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jolshefsky (author)2008-03-21

I hope I'm not breaking the "be nice" policy, but where's the neon? It seems to be just a way to make an LED glow-stick that may-or-may-not actually work.

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Bongmaster (author)2008-03-21

um. yea.. we dont get to see it working?

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Pyrowuzzup (author)Bongmaster2008-03-21

I believe it's on in the last picture. It's just a bit bright in that room to really see it. Clever idea by the way. Thin aquarium tubing might be interesting.

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dioxide (author)2008-03-21

it is working, isnt it wonderful? i have been notified i must be nice :( try replacing the leds with a ccfl tube from frys, with one of their 6 or 12v inverters, as long as it doesnt overpower the straw it will be much more vibrant

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