I am in the process of designing all the lamps and lights in my house. For my living room I wanted to create a nice mood light.  Its a little bit inspired by the commercial available mood lamps with my own personal touches. The final result is a bowl that can stand upright or its a side on the floor or on a table.

This mood bowl is great in the living room and creates a nice ambiance. You can choose  your own color / mood for a movie, a dinner or a party with friends.

The LED controller I used has sixteen different colors and four different modes (flash, strobe, fade and smooth). You can adjust the brightness as you like.

With the right materials and tools on hand this mood bowl is relatively cheap (30$) and easy to make. 

Step 1: Materials and Tools


  • LED controller
  • Approximately 1,5 m RGB LED strip
  • Window foil
  • Clear acrylic sheet
  • 2 screws
  • 12v power supply 1.5 amp
  • Wooden board (MDF) 18 mm thick
  • Steel sheet           
  • 4  5 mm by 5 mm magnets
  • 4 hex nuts
  • Paint


  • Wood glue
  • Super glue
  • Jig saw
  • Wood file
  • Sand paper
  • Wood clamps
  • Drill
  • Drill bit 6 mm, 10 mm
  • Hole saw 90 mm
  • Solder
  • Solder iron
  • a pair of compasses
  • paint brush
Would this work without a jigsaw? I don't have one. Also what do you mean when you say window foil? Thanks, I'm really excited to build this.
I don't know if it would work without a jigsaw. Maybe you could try a different shape for example a box. By window foil i mean the foil you can put on a window to give it more texture or if you don't want anybody looking through your window (google it). I used the foil to diffuse the LED light but it is not necessary.
Okay, thanks for the help! I think I'll just buy my own bowl and work with that. Thank you for clarifying about the window foil.
or for an even cheaper method buy a light bulb from think geek http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/831e/?srp=1 <br>then buy a cheap lamp from target <br>http://www.target.com/p/Room-Essentials-Desk-Lamp-Black/-/A-12227096<br>then get a bowl<br><br>After that mod the lamp to your liking, put the bulb in the lamp, then shove it in a bowl<br> Total price 50 bucks
you're incredible!!
what! <br>only incredible<br>it has to be superb <br>
Where did you get the light controller, and the RGB light strips
I know, right <br>where did he get the control from I might want one too.....
I found mine on ebay: <a href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=2&_nkw=rgb%20controller&_fln=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m283" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?rt=nc&amp;LH_PrefLoc=2&amp;_nkw=rgb%20controller&amp;_fln=1&amp;_trksid=p3286.c0.m283</a>&nbsp;
great work! love the 'ible!
This is great! I love how clean the finished product is. :D
Thanks! <br>Just sand with a small grid and you get clean results.
nice :)
Thanks! <br>

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