I have had an old blown bulb knocking around in a draw for ages just waiting to be used and exploited.
This item was produced for functionality but could be made more pleasing to the eye with the purchase of some white cable for a couple of quid/dollars.
I am going to shorten the cable when she finds the right height for working in comfort - unlessss!!! you guys can come up with a cool way to store the extra cable out of site or tidily.
Step 1: Materials
- the back of the bulb zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztttt - not good.
Step 2: Tools
Step 3: Ok
Soldered the cable to the fitting and slid the pipe down the cable till it touched the back of the bulb fitting , used a second piece of tube (split down one side) to hold both parts together and firm, then filled in the whole of the tube with filler, thus ensuring that the wires were totally secure and when clicking into the light socket nothing sheared off putting me in danger - or the wife.
Step 4: Then
Step 5: Moving on
There was still too much of a gap around the cable for my liking so I dug out some bits of old bike inner tube, cut a couple of strips and rolled them, pushed them into the back of the fitting to make a snug fit - there is no point making this fitting so solid as your gonna need a new bulb sometime and have to change it somehow.
TAKE CARE - the bulbs used here are LEDs not halogen (they would melt plastic and probably your brain if too close to ya head) :-(
Job done - happy wife.