With special thanks to a few inspiring instructables from as many countries, I set out to build steady-burn lamps that would be cheap and lightweight, but give off a good volume of light at a nice colour temperature. This instructable takes you through the steps to build one. I made three, an ideal number for basic lighting setups. The photos for this instructable were lit using only light from two of these lamps.
Enjoy this quick build!
1 x Aluminum roasting tray. $2
1 x Roll of parchment paper (commonly used for baking) $2
1 x Roll of duct tape, any colour. (found)
1 x Boxcutter (found)
1 x 13w CFL bulb (what's a CFL? It's one of those coiled, energy-saving bulbs!) $2
1 x HEMMA lamp cord, from Ikea. $6
4 x Clothespins (found - this variety is available in the same dollar store as the rest of the materials)
1 x Cutting board (found)
These lamps can be clamped or hung to standard light stands, or even a few camera tripods. Get creative.