You will need :
- A set of solar path lights
- Some small Chinese lanterns
- Some small gauge wire (stranded, not solid)
- Your Brain
Step 1: Gut your light
With a set of cutters, make 2 small notches in the opening where the solar panel lives.
Step 2: Lets see what's inside
Unfortunately the circuit board is heat melted on. I could drill it out, but you can also see that the battery holder is integrated into the base.
So we will just make do with what we have.
Step 3: Attach the lantern
Now, we can't just add a panel and battery to the lantern, but we can add the lantern to the existing light.
Just thread some wire through the conveniently located holes, and tie the lantern to the base of the light.
Step 4: Put it all back together
Voila! we have a nice shade for our bright LED.
Because we are using a paper lantern, we now have something that collapses flat for storage, for transport, to save space, or just impress your friends.