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Simple hanging light - flower pot

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Old wire lamp, made look good!
 
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Step 1: Simple hanging light - flower pot - step 1

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First get all the hardware you need:
- drill (any kind)
- hole saw (its attached to the drill)
- flower pot translucent white(2$)

Step 2: Simple hanging light - flower pot - step 2

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Second inspect what to do with the light socket and what kind of setting do you have
(mine was with socket thread)

Step 3: Simple hanging light - flower pot - step 3

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Drill the hole at the bottom of the flower pot, exactly at the center of the bottom so it can fit perfectly.

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Iv unscrew the plastic thread from the light socet, put the drilled flower pot up, and screw the plastic thread again.

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The flower pot was installed, and after that iv changed the wiring. 
Nice simple idea but how does the plastic pot react to the heat from the bulb? Not a problem if one uses fluorescent bulbs but I refuse to use them which is why I ask. When LED bulbs become cheaper & more common, I'd give this a try.

If one was to draw a decorative pattern in a washable marker on the sides, drilling small holes along the pattern would give a very nice look when the light's on too.
BuktopMKD (author)  JudesJewels1 year ago
The plastic pot is far enough from the lamp and there is no heat problem with the 75w light bulb. I didnt use fluorescent lamp because is longer than the pot, and it sticks out. I dont know what kind of light gives LED bulbs, if you try please tell. The light bulb that i used is simple PHILIPS 75w wolfram lamp, and the light is soft and cosy that why i used it.

I agree with you about the decorative hole patern. I think it will give the surrounding walls interesting light spots.

I will use dimmer to see how it will work.