Ever since I found my first vintage flash in a junk store I wanted to make a lamp out of one.
They are actually very beautiful objects and also now very useless. No-one would even dream of using one of these as a flash, plus the fact that finding the bulbs would be a mission in itself!
So instead of hiding it away in a draw, wanted to put it out on display for everyone to enjoy.
The lamp itself it quite easy to build, you only really need a couple of main pieces and your away. So if you would like to know how to build your own vintage flash lamp read on...
When purchasing more of the vintage flashes I din't realise that there were different sizes! I purchased the same flash (a waltz flash) and each time ended up with smaller ones that the original I used. I decided to use these in a double lamp.
The modification is pretty much the same as the original one. The main difference with the double lamp is I wanted to hide all of the wires which I managed to do. The switch is located in the base of the lamp and I also used smaller LED globes so they didn't hang down. In the images bellow I used a larger globe
1. Vintage flash. I used a waltz flash - eBay
2. Microphone stand - eBay (this one is exactly the same as the one I used)
3. Bi pin light bulb (12v 20W). Type - G4. Ebay
4. Bi pin socket - eBay
5. 12v 1.5a power adapter - eBay (just copy and paste the description into eBay to find the right one for your region)
6. Toggle switch - eBay
7. Spiralled guitar amp cord - eBay
8. Various screws and bolts
9. Camera mount - see step 6 for info on this.
1. Angle grinder
2. Soldering Iron