I want to show you how I converted some daily used objects into a stylish array of four LED lamps that can be used anywhere in the house. I made them for the kitchen table, and they look so good that I will make another set for my desk.
These are not capable to replace your standard bulb and only add some light above the place you hang them on. They will add a stylish touch to any room.
I have tried to make lots of photos to avoid reading long boring texts, so if you need more info, just tell me! Check out my photos and instructions and leave your comment. I will be glad to hear what you have in mind!
Step 1: Use Reuse Recycle
- Glass bottles
- Phone charger
- Bottle cork
- Nail polish
Do you always recycle glass bottles?
What about wood material such as cork?
Where do people bin the nail polish that they don't need?
How many energy saving lights do you have at home?
Answering these questions shows where my inspiration came from. I was just thinking about daily life sustainability ... all items which come in shiny packaging and when we don't need them ... we throw them in te bin.
What you may need to buy is:
- LEDs (I used 32 white 5mm LEDs)
- Resistors (fixed and variable)
- Prototyping PCB
You also need some tools like:
- Wood carving kit
- Soldering iron and wire
- Glass cutter
- Safety glasses
Step 2: A Special Brightness Control Feature
The switch turns all lights on/off and with the potentiometer you control the brightness.
You can see the switch on the side. The lower part below it can be rotated clockwise to make the lights brighter and counterclockwise to make them dimmer.