Introduction: Easter Egg LED Lamp

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I had two fluorescent lights blow out this week, so I took them apart ....of course!

So I put LED Tea Lights in Tea and Sake cups that my wife Laurie had thrown, and faster than a Bunny; Egg Lamps!
Happy Easter!

Step 1: Removing the Bulb

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Wearing gloves I removed the first Bulb, it came off really easy as if the glue had melted!

Step 2: Second Bulb

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The second bulb took more .... ah.... "help".
I was a little harder but gave under firm pulling.

Step 3: Bulb Removed

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Not bad, though the second one had a sharp edge were it broke a small peice off.
This i filed with a diamond file.

Step 4: Led Lights Added

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I have both tea lights and flickering tea lights and found a tea cup that fit the Bulb.

Step 5: $1.99 Xmas String.

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I also had this nice cheap sting of AA powered blinky Xmas lights that gave a neat effect.

Step 6: It All Comes Together....

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Now with the bulbs fitted to the cups and the lights installed time to test.

Step 7: Thats It!

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Very pleasing and simple!
"Parts is Parts", as I like to say.
Save your old stuff and Make someting new out of it!
Happy Easter!

Comments

saosport (author)2012-11-09

yeah that is a great shape I thoughtit was a real egg at first.

kentkb (author)saosport2012-11-09

I did try some real eggs, it was messy and just too small.

saosport (author)2012-11-08

very cool havr you tried it with replacement globes from the hardware store

kentkb (author)saosport2012-11-08

Works well with all the sizes I tried, but really like the egg sized best.
Thank you! kkb

swimmergirl98 (author)2010-03-11

 I love this project! Great job!

kentkb (author)swimmergirl982010-03-11

 Thank you for liking my LED Lamp. I wanted to repurpose the old light parts.
Kkb

ledlightmaker (author)2009-12-23

It is great.
You can make it even controllable with RGB LED Lights inside the bulb.


kentkb (author)ledlightmaker2009-12-23

 Yeah,
 I have some RGB type LED Tea Lights for the Holidaze, Will tear one apart soon too.
Swell thank you for the Comment .

Kent

smokin joe (author)2008-11-17

Wife loved it!.

kentkb (author)smokin joe2008-11-17

SJ, Thank you , My wife Laurie was one reason I made these, we used to burn real candles in the house, but went to LED's a few years back. The LED's are nice but the need to be inside something to really "Shine"!

CrafterCassie (author)2008-08-22

Wow. This is very eggy. :P

kentkb (author)CrafterCassie2008-08-23

Yeah, It turned out that way. I had held on to the glass after the bulb burned out thinking there may be a use.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-08-10

Even though I was expecting eggs, like real eggs, this is much more excellent. Amazing result, the Instructable was well written out, the pictures are great. Keep up the great work, I'll see if I can do this or not. And I like that Makers: thing that you have. +5/5 stars. Go eggs!

kentkb (author)GorillazMiko2008-08-12

Thank you for your comment. Something is not trash until there is no other use for it.... This was a fun one to Make too!

stonehenge360 (author)2008-03-26

very professional looking! +1

kentkb (author)stonehenge3602008-05-31

Thanx, It worked out so well! kentkb

Ezara (author)2008-04-25

Those are very cute! Good idea.

kentkb (author)Ezara2008-05-31

Yeah and fun too! Kentkb

GorillazMiko (author)2008-03-24

Awesomeee. I really want to try this out. Where did you get the tea LED light things? Awesome job once again, +1 rating. (added to favorites)

kentkb (author)GorillazMiko2008-03-24

GM,
The LED tea lights came from Walgreens Drug store:
http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?CATID=100770&id=prod2630034 The blinky ones are rechargable that I bought online and are called Acolyte:
http://www.acolyteled.com/about/acolyte_tech.html
They are a little Hackable too.
Thank you.

joejoerowley (author)2008-03-24

Cool! Really Simple but does the job great! A+!!

kentkb (author)joejoerowley2008-03-24

Thanx joejoe....

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