This time I will show you, how to make a simple LED lamp from lighters.
How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow.
Attention: the best and recommended way is to use empty lighters, because gas inside is flammable. Light source mus generate heat little as possible. If you will use lighters with gas inside - take it on your own risk. Some from non will be not responsible for any possible consequence. Good luck!
For this project you will need:
12V LED strip ~25cm
12v 1A power supply
small piece of plywood
small aluminum can
Hot glue gun + hot glue
Step 1: Begining..
Started from glueing 7 lighters in a row side by side. Used hot transparent glue.
In this way made 4 identical pieces.
Step 2: Side by Side
Connected two pieces and secured with hot glue. Later on, third and fourth sides.
Step 3: Installing LED
Took Redbull drink can and a 12V LED strip. First twisted LED strip in needed pattern and after that pulled off protecting tape and sticked strip to the can.
Step 4: Power Supply and Switch
To power LED strip used 12V 1A power supply. Cut off old connector, striped wires and soldered one wire to LED strip. At other terminal soldered spare wire which will be connected to on/off switch.
Step 5: Placing Switch
Took out some guts from one lighter, filled with hot glue and sticked on/off switch inside.
Step 6: Finishing Bottom
For lamp bottom used a piece of plywood. With hot glue glued can to the plywood.
Inserted can to lamp and glued last lighter with switch. After that glued plywood bottom.
Step 7: Finishing Top
To close the top used 4 lighters and with hot glue set them in place.
Step 8: Result
That’s how looks finished LED lamp from lighters. On/Off button is easy accessible and almost not visible.
I’m very happy how it came out. Gives nice, colored light.