Introduction: Solar Powered LED Lamp Post
This is or was a natural gas lamp post that was no longer in use and was about to be taken to the local scrap yard.
1st step was to mount the base in a flower pot and put about 20 lbs of QuickCrete (R) in the pot. My initial plans where to later remove the pot, but after the concrete had dried, I decide to leave the flower pot, fill with dirt and put some type of plant/flower in it.
The single LED spot light was purchased at Lowes, for $12.
I had the "cracked ice white" lighting panel from a previous project.
With a hack saw, I sawed off the bracket that held the eagle and top ventilation cap.
Then removed the ground spike to the spot light and attached the spot light to one of the 4 remaining post that once held the top bracket.
Repainted the post gloss black, then sprayed the inside of the lamp area silver and found a reflector from an old flash light and placed it upside down over the old gas tube that once held the gas globes.
Then with a utility knife I cut the lighting panels and then installed them exactly as the old and busted glass panels would have been.
It does not light up the area, but the white panels light up nicely and can be easily seen from the road.