Save these valuable bottles and recycle/upcycle them any way you can!
Lets build our LED lamp.
This is a entry to the "Keep the bottle" contest. Please take the time to vote if you think the idea, is worth me getting a prize for it. I would really enjoy the prize, so please vote.
Step 1: What you will need
~ Two water bottles.
~ One High powered LED . (Preferably out of some old electronics)
~ An applicable battery for your LED (If you can not obtain a battery to suit, purchase some resistors from your local electronics store.).
~ One rocker switch (purchase one from your local electronics store or salvage it from old electronics)
~ 240 grit sand paper.
Step 2: Cutting the bottles
Make the cut below the neck where the bottle neck meets the flat sides.
Trim the cut flush.
This will be the top of our lamp.
Cut the bottom off your other bottle.
Make the cut about 12 mm / 1/2 inch from the bottom.
Trim the cut flush
This will be our base of the lamp.
We now need to cut the hole for the switch.
Trace out the required hole and cut where you feel appropriate. I chose the back, yet the side would still be fine.
Step 3: Sanding the bottles.
Take your sand paper and with circular motions abraid the inside and outside of the top/bottom.