Introduction: Environmental Bottle Lamps

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 This instructabule will guide you on how to build a lantern, or lamp shade out of your average 2 liter soda bottle.This instructabule is perfect for replacing broken lamp shades or adding a dimer to your average lite source,and save some ounces of plastic from the environment!

Step 1: Supplies and Tools

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liter bottle including lid (can be soda or other liquid)

Step 2: Where to Cut?

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 Set the bottle on top of the light fixture and mark around the light fixture on the bottle.

Step 3: Cleaning

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 Cleaning is a very important step into the lamp, to prevent precipitation from entering the electrical parts.

First, you will need to wash of the soda, from the bottle, then rub of the marks that could be left from the marker,and then dry the bottle.

Step 4: Attaching

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  To attach the bottle to the light fixture, simply slide the bottle to the light bulbs protectors. and make sure all cords are safely in place, and that the bulb does not come in contact with the bottle.

Step 5: Adjusting the Light

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 To adjust the light on the lamp, just simply attach the cap to the bottle on, for darker, and for lighter, take it off. 



ve2vfd (author)2010-02-12

To be just a little more "environmental" you may want to use Compact Fluo "CFL" bulbs.  They also generate a lot less heat.

sweetsingeruk (author)ve2vfd2012-01-02

An LED bulb is even better, because it doesn't generate heat ;o)

knuckel (author)ve2vfd2010-02-12

 thank you, i already do use those through my house but, not on my stage lights! i will install a pair.

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