Introduction: Simple Spooky Blood Red LED Lights

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It should be named Spooky Blood Red LED lights when you're too lazy to go buy some.

We put up some spider webs on the front of the house but I wasn't quite happy with the results so I decided they needed some red lights.

Being too lazy to go find red bulbs or red gel sheets, I decided to see what I had at the house to make a quick red LED for my bloody spider webs and here's what I found.

- 800 lumen sylvania LED bulb. I realize these aren't cheap but I happened to have some lying around that weren't being used. You could use any LED bulb
- Elmers Red Paint Pen. I have 3 kids, there's a lot of red pens laying around....
- 75 watt portable work light.

Step 1: Prepare Your Bulb

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Here's the white bulb.....

Here's the red paint pen....

Here's the now red bulb after being painted by the pen....

Here's the bulb inserted into the work light....

Step 2: Turn on Light.....

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Now the LED is red!

Step 3: Strategically Place Your Spooky Light

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Find the optimal spot for your apply blood red light and let the neighbors enjoy your ingenious glory!

Comments

chupcabra (author)2014-10-31

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

seamster (author)2014-10-29

This is a great idea!

Do you think the paint will come off easily, should you want to return these bulbs to non-red service? I've got a couple LED bulbs that would be great for this, but wouldn't want to risk completely ruining them.

coolscience.com (author)seamster2014-10-29

Thanks seamster. The elmers paint actually comes off pretty easy. I
have painted some LED bulbs before and used 99% alcohol to remove it
which works surprisingly well.

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