- 1 empty liquor bottle (or wine)
- 1 lamp fixture kit ($10.97 @ HD)
- 1 25 watt equivalent cold cathode compact fluorescent bulb ($13.47 for a pair @ HD). Through my testing, I found this one to be the best because they produce almost no heat. They are also dimmable - a nice plus. The package I got came with adapters because the base of the bulbs are smaller that the conventional size.
- Optionally, some rope or equivalently attractive material from which to hang the light. The original design called for this, but I discovered that I didn't mind hanging the light from the cord (not to worry - the light weighs very little).
- A diamond blade outfitted in either a wet tile saw, or angle grinder.
Step 1: Bottoms Up
Step 2: Bottoms Off
Step 3: Let There Be Light
Next, make sure the switch is in the ON position. Once the fixture is inserted, you cannot do this. Of course, this means the light will be controlled by another switch - by design for my purposes. Now pull the wire through the top of the bottle and feed the fixture up through the open bottom of the bottle. Press the stopper into the neck of the bottle snugly. Now place the 3/8" washer on the rim, screw on the cap, another washer, and the nut that came with the fixture.