Introduction: Make an Amazing Reading Lamp

Do you want to read at your bed but don't have a lamp for reading ?
Here is the simplest instructable to solve this problem, all you need is a bottle and your smartphone.

Step 1: Find the Square Bottle

Step 2: Cut the Bottom of the Bottle

The width of the cut should be as the width of your bed's plank.

Step 3: You Attach It on the Bed.

Step 4: Turn ON Flash Light, and Put It on Bottle

If you want to charge the phone while your flash is ON, you should cut a small part for the chargers head.

Thank you, and happy reading.
With love, Dardan Demiri.


jeanniel1 (author)2016-03-04

Easier to use a phone light than just holding it, and juggling a book, and not disturbing your neighbor. Love it! Since it's clear, it's not as bothersome to the eyes, and I suppose if someone wants it for mood, a color can be inserted in front of the light!

SatproMC (author)2016-02-13

Not too interesting, but good for a budget lamp, not too fancy, try to add something about that, it looks - out of place..

Yonatan24 (author)2016-01-11

I've heard the LED's (the flash) phones have have a pretty short lifetime... I'm not sure if that's good

JamesW (author)Yonatan242016-02-01

One could use the illuminated screen of the phone for a similar (if less bright) light. A lot of phones without the LED flash can have their screens get plenty bright enough.

ddemiri (author)Yonatan242016-01-11

"Typical lifetimes quoted are 25,000 to 100,000 hours but heat and current settings can extend or shorten this time significantly.”

This means your flash light can last for 3 to 10 years if it is ON all the time NON STOP.
So if you have a lot of phones you can use your phones to light your home, and they will last for 5 to 10 years.

Now do you think your iPhone will last 25,000 hours (worst case scenario for the LED)? That’s a little bit less than three years. It’s certainly possible for an iPhone to last much more than that, however, I highly doubt that you’re going to use it with the flash ON, for three years, non-stop. :)

Thank you yonatan24, your comment made me research about flashlight's life.

Check this out:

rafununu (author)ddemiri2016-01-16

That's not true, you're talking about a standard LED normally used, but a smartphone flash light is over boosted (Yes, I know this is a pleonasm). I'm pretty sure it won't last one month even working a few hours a night.

Next, the color temperature is horrible, if the LED doesn't die prematurally your eyes will really suffer !

ddemiri (author)rafununu2016-01-17

Thanks rafununu for your comment, but you know people are smart they know that this is just a Life Hack not a permanent solution, so till they make money to buy a Real Lamp this is Amazing :D.

Mas Adam (author)2016-01-12

Smart use of a plastic bottle.

Magzzee (author)2016-01-11

Great idea, thank you!

ddemiri (author)Magzzee2016-01-11

Your welcome, Magzzee!

Magzzee (author)2016-01-11

Great idea, thank you!

kiran13xtreme (author)2016-01-10

Excellent inexpensive solution, ideal for travels. Keep the awesome life hacks coming. :)

dr.selimii (author)2016-01-10

awesome idea

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-01-10

Awesome life hack. If you have your phone right there, why not use it.


Exactly that's what made me think how to use it!
Thank you for your kind comment <3

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