Instructables: exploring - workshop - light - popular Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:50:38 PST BLOX v1.01 Hack Your Bic
Hack Your Bic - More DIY How To Projects]]> WhouDini In this instructable I will teach you how to hack your bic lighter to make a bigger flame. There have been lots of rumors and doubts but this is the real how to on how to make your flame as big as you want with your BIC lighter! ! take top off! Take the top metal piece off with a pair of pliers ...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:26:41 PST
How to make a Beautiful Pallet Lamp
How to make a Beautiful Pallet Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Andrea Make this awesome lamp with free pallet wood!Subscribe to my YT channel for more projects!Cheers! Material needed - one pallet (make sure the wood was not chemically treated)- one T8 Led tube - some wire- few feet of cable- 4 eye screws- 5 minute epoxy (small amount)- clear acrylic sheet approx. ...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:17:57 PST
Improve Your Headlights!!/
Improve Your Headlights! - More DIY How To Projects]]> intoon If you have an older car, you may have sealed beam headlights. I did. I hated how my sealed beams were horribly dim, and didn't project at all. The low-beams were useless, and the high-beams weren't much better. I decided that it was worth some money to improve the headlights. Part of this decision ...
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Sun, 10 Dec 2006 13:23:44 PST
Mini Fireplace
Mini Fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bebo1021 I decided I was going to make this one day, then I thought hey, why don't I make an instructable for it? So here it is!P.S this is my first instructable. Please comment if you make it! Also please Comment if I should post an instructable for an awesome battle hammer that I made! Materials/Tools ...
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 13:51:04 PDT
Make Candles at Home without Wax from Common Household Materials - Easy, Quick, Minimalist Adeldor How to make candles at home from scratch with lard or vegetable shortening, glass jars and yarn - without wax! Making jar candles is easy. They're low cost, odorless, long burning and perfect for emergency or blackout. With patterned jars, they cast an attractive light. The use of vegetable shorteni...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:34:54 PDT
Glass Bottle Oil Lamp
Glass Bottle Oil Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aira.vj Make a small decorative oil lamp out of an empty glass bottle with screw-on metal lid. It's cheap, easy, and possibly romantic. The lamp is filled with half water and half oil (or all oil if you like, but it's not as pretty!), and will burn for several hours depending on its size. The one I made ...
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Tue, 23 Jan 2007 15:05:37 PST
Projector Bulb Conversion To LED
Projector Bulb Conversion To LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> invisiblelight386 I received a Projector from a friend December of 2010. It is a Sharp D100U from 1997. It did not have the original bulb, but everything else worked fine. I did some research online to see if I could get a bulb for it and found out that it would cost me $300. I could buy a reasonable projector new fo...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:53:18 PST
Remove Broken Light Bulbs Without Getting Cut or Shocked Using A Water Bottle
Remove Broken Light Bulbs Without Getting Cut or Shocked Using A Water Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> prabbit22m I made this instructable for the "SAVE THE BOTTLE" contest. I know there are other ways of getting this piece out but I wanted find a good use for a water bottle. The risk of getting shocked is pretty much non existant with a water bottle when compared to a potato or pliers. Remove Broken Ligh...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:31:23 PST
Bright Idea Light
Bright Idea Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The Bright Idea Light is a light-bulb shaped lamp that mounts flush to the wall and eminates a soft backlit glow. I simply found the idea of a virtual rendering of a cartoon light bulb bleeding over into the real functionality of an actual light bulb interesting at the time. There is not too much go...
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:51:28 PDT
Easiest Diy Black Light Out Of Any Flashlight!
Easiest Diy Black Light Out Of Any Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 Doesn't that intro image look cool?Believe it or not, it was drawn using plain yellow highlighter!You can do exactly the same thing with any torch, all you have to do is follow the steps!The first photo is using the black light ad the second photo is the "control" normal light.Read on to find out ho...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:38:51 PST
Eclipse Lamp
Eclipse Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON The Eclipse Lamp is a simple, wooden circle that hangs on a wall and fades up to a soft glow when you turn it. Light glows through a thin layer of wood veneer of the front of the disc, and semicircular holes in the back create a halo-like glow on the wall behind it.Using an LED strip, laser-cut plyw...

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:39:44 PDT
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After
Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before And After - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gregarious I purchased a DeWalt 12volt cordless drill with two 'dead' batteries from a guy on eBay for about $10 (£6).I intended to turn it into a corded drill as demonstrated in several Instructables.Then the project seemed to take on a life of it's own and I found myself adding new features and enhancements....
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:52:21 PDT
The Castaway
The Castaway - More DIY How To Projects]]> TommyHans Hello fellow instructabees! This is an instructable on how to build a big, beautiful, hanging lamp just like this one I have hanging in my room. You may be saying to yourself, "But Tommy, why would I want one of these wonderful, room warming, hipster-huggin, mood makin, hanging gems of glorio...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:19:14 PDT
THE ULTIMATE LIGHT BULB WALL HOOK - More DIY How To Projects]]> CraigRJess A few months ago while looking through some of the awesome Instructables, I came across the Concrete Light Bulb Wall Hook by Whamodyne. Ever since reading that Instructable, I've been literally... "hooked".I decided to make my own version by improving upon the idea by making it as realistic as ...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:58:21 PDT
X-Ray Lamp Shade
X-Ray Lamp Shade - More DIY How To Projects]]> CobyUnger Most radiology departments use digital imaging technology now, so if you have real X-Rays on film the broken bone has probably healed long ago. Now it's time to give them a new use. Some people find the images of bones creepy, but personally I think the skeletal system is fascinating. The X-Ray Lamp...
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 05:46:32 PDT
Easy Sliding Lamp
Easy Sliding Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo This easy sliding lamp uses tension to be easily repositioned vertically along a steel cable. The design was inspired by the Parentesi Lamp which I saw in the book Nomadic Furniture 2. While the design is very similar, my version uses easy-to-find parts such as a bike handlebar, exercise weights, an...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 07:46:03 PDT
Paper cylinder lights
Paper cylinder lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> narced133 Our railroad-style apartment has a long 45-foot hallway that never had working lights. After spending 4 years trying to convince our landlord to fix them I decided to build my own. The lights are constructed of a metal frame wrapped in a cylinder of thin lace paper with a strip of LEDs running down ...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:43:04 PDT
Bicycle Frame Lamp
Bicycle Frame Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> JPBlind So...I got my hands on a broken KTM carbon fiber bicycle frame, and decided not to throw it away, and do a cool looking lamp.The frame got crushed by a truck in a warehouse, it was pretty damaged in the rear, but the front was new. Lets start the project, go to the first step :D Cuting the frame ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:44:55 PDT
Simple Wooden Lamp
Simple Wooden Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> xpchomefix Create a wooden desk lamp with simple materials. Materials and tools needed For this lamp, you'll need some basic tools and materials, but it can vary depending on how you decide to make the lamp.Materials:2x 8.8 Steel bolts, 7mm x 60mm2x Steel nuts, 7mm4x Steel washer, 7mm2x Countersunk screws, ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 19:17:05 PDT
Edison lamp in a bell jar
Edison lamp in a bell jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> world of woodcraft I made an Edison lamp for my cousin about 3 years ago. Since then I have wanted to make one for myself and have played around with a whole heap of different variants in my mind. Recently I started to look at different computer aided design methods to help refine these designs. I am very happy with ...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 14:41:18 PDT
Bedside Reading Lamp
Bedside Reading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon HeySooooo , we went ahead and finished decorating our master bedroom ( Finally !! )And the last thing that was missing was Bedside Reading Lamps I have searched everywhere for a nice looking lamp, with good pleasant light ( yellowish ) and as usual -- cheapBut all the lamps were expensive , or bad ...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 10:30:30 PDT
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box
Makers Light, Shelf & Power Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> TechKiwi Construct a work bench "Light, Shelf and Power Box" in one which is great for a Makers workshop.Ive found it invaluable for close up work on projects as it shields your eyes from direct glare and reflects light off a back wall providing you a bright area on the underlying workbench.It also sorts out...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:13 PDT
Concrete Light Bulb Coat Rack W/ Reclaimed Wood
Concrete Light Bulb Coat Rack W/ Reclaimed Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> ClenseYourPallet We have lived in our house for five years now, and for five years we have had this awful coat rack in our basement hallway. It has these old wire hooks that will buckle under the slightest pressure. If you do by chance get one of your coats to stay up, as soon as you brush by it on your way down the...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:15:56 PDT
FBRKN String Lamp
FBRKN String Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> FBRKN Build a sixties inspired string lamp.At FBRKN we cut out the pieces in the laser cutter and the assembled them by clicking them together. The string then holds it all in place.Begin with downloading the AI vector file and convert it to fit your requirements. Cut, paint and absemble ...

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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 07:54:09 PDT
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart
Heavyduty Workbench / Shop Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Good Afternoon y'all, Mrs. Gnome has been requesting that I do something with the garage. I suppose tools and jugs of used motor oil lined up against the wall are not cool enough for her? Oh well happy wife happy life. I have been tinkering on a salvaged wooden teacher’s desk in our utility room, ...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:15:35 PDT
Wood LED Logo Sign
Wood LED Logo Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee I made this sign to go on a wall in an entryway of our building. The wood is from old pallets, a 2x4 and some scrap plywood. I've broken down several pallets over the past few weeks and there's all kinds of species of wood in there. Oak, poplar, pine and a couple others that the tannins in wood made...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:14:48 PST
Body Heat Powered Flashlight
Body Heat Powered Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> MITinventorbot Humans are a living energy source. We produce body heat, we walk, and our blood flows throughout our body. All of these energy sources from our body can be used to generate electricity. So why have we not taken advantage of those sources, and used them, especially for people do not have access to el...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 19:28:19 PST
BUILD A NOCTURNAL SOLAR LIGHT BULB - More DIY How To Projects]]> deba168 In India, one of world’s largest, most populated countries, over 74 million rural households live without power. Children study in harmful smoke,average people spends 5% of their income on lighting fuel,people burns wood for lighting.A single kerosene wick burns an estimated 80 litres of fuel, produ...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:12:37 PST
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp
Flexible Snake Trouble Light Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Make your own flexible snake light. It can be wound around a pipe or bent to clamp/hook on an exposed wall stud to position and hang the light anywhere you want in the shop. Wedge it in a crack. Get some light behind the refrigerator to inspect or under the couch to find that lost screw. Coil the en...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:42:25 PST
The book of light
The book of light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Victor805 Since the ancient times, light has been associated with wisdom and understanding. There are many Latin expressions referencing the light, and many philosophers have used it in metaphors and analogies. I thought it would be cool to combine light, and all what it represents, with a book, which is also...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:44:17 PST
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChrisP14 Welcome to my first 'ible. I have done a lot of projects, but this is the first time I've documented one well enough to create an 'ible. The purpose of this was to create an LED lighting fixture that was as bright as a the original fluorescent, and even more economical on power. The side benefit wou...
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:43:05 PST
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights
Mylar Light Diffuser for Recessed Ceiling Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> justinlui IntroductionRecessed ceiling lights (a.k.a. pot lights) are commonly found in homes. However, the downlight they produce can be a bit harsh and glaring. To soften the light, try making this elegant and economical mylar light diffuser. All that's required are some fairly affordable materials, some...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:10:12 PST
Rubber Band Lamp
Rubber Band Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> krivas Make this super cool rubber band lamp with a few pieces of wood and some rubber bands! Gather Matherials (2) 4" Square Wood Plaques. I got a 4 pack from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 (4) 3/8" x 8" Wooden Dowels- you can get a long dowel and cut it to size Drill & Bits: Spur Point (3/8"), Spade B...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 23:56:53 PST
Mason Jar 6 light edison hanging lamp
Mason Jar 6 light edison hanging lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> trimbandit We love mason jars at my house. Besides storing food, they are great for water glasses and bloody mary's.I saw something on the internet a while back where someone had made a hanging light featuring mason jars from a cheap vanity and I thought something similar would look great over our dinner table...
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 10:29:57 PST
Build a star floor
Build a star floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Baldr Where it all startedI wanted something a bit geeky for the house, and I found fibre optics! Using them is very simple, but the results can be great - so once I'd completed my star floor in the bathroom I got hooked, and you'll see at the end of this Instructable some of the other things I've made us...
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:50:38 PST
Lampshade For Livingroom
Lampshade For Livingroom - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoeyLeon Hello EveryoneThis little instructable took place at my houseThe living room Build process #1 Drive to the nearest wood store and buy the desired size and diameter of the PlywoodCut it the size you wantMake sure the Plywood are smooth and good looking Cutting Cut the Plywood you desired siz...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:49:17 PST
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization)
Acrylic tea light holder (that is also a data visualization) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Erik Boertjes I wanted to brighten these dark days by creating something with light. So why not make an acrylic tea light holder? ‘Acrylic’ in the sense that it is made from Plexiglas®, a type of plastic that looks like glass but is much lighter (in weight) and can be cut with a laser cutter.Oh and the design is...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:20:22 PST
Plane Light
Plane Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer The Plane Light is a lamp celebrating simple materials designed for small batch production. Blocks of walnut or maple are split in matched halves, with light occupying the space between them. All the parts were designed using Autodesk Inventor HSM and created on computer controlled machines in small...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:29:30 PST
IKEA Infinity Mirror
IKEA Infinity Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson I decided to try building an infinity mirror after seeing this post here on instructables. I had the IKEA frame laying around and decided to try to use that, and it was actually a really god fit for this project. You'll need: IKEA Ribba Frame (ribba) LEDs - I used RGB (WS2812B) Mirror Film ...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 00:17:31 PST
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights
Enchanted Forest Mushroom Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIYPerks Welcome to this Instructable on how to make an awesome-looking mushroom light! I had this idea after taking part in last year's Make It Glow contest with my Shard Light instructable, and I'm excited to be taking part again this year with these mushroom lights.If you think this Instructable deserves ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:50:38 PST
Decorative Wood Lamp
Decorative Wood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jprid I don't have the lamp anymore, but i will do my best to explain the parts i have no picture of. Choose the design and pick out the wood I used inventor to decide on the design. The overall dimensions is about 14" square by 6' 6" high. The mahogany posts are 3/4" milled into an L shape and the pin...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:42:16 PST
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp
Mason Jar Pipe Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a fun little project to build out of scrap pipe and an old mason jar. Another option is to buy the parts from the hardware store which should run around $50.This lamp was built from purchased ½” pipe and fittings. The fittings are generally bagged. The pipe comes with labels glued to the...
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 16:16:16 PST
how to make emergency candles
how to make emergency candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> sadyal If you are ever in a blackout or dont have candles this is a simple way to make candles. What you need cotton ballspoon potatobutterknife lighter or matches Cutting the potato first cut the potato in half then cut the ends of so it will be able to stand. Making a hole take the spoon and sc...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:18:44 PST
Yet another Batman lamp
Yet another Batman lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dmilesson Been thinking about making fun bed light for my son, and came up with this one after I saw a similar bookshelf. But it turn out there's quite a few of these already, I discovered. But here's my version. You'll need: MDF wood board LED strip Wire 12V Connectors Adaptor Paint SwitchJigsaw Dr...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:19:54 PST
Icosahedron Lamp
Icosahedron Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustinfeider In this Instructable I will explain the process of building a Geodesic Lamp(s) using Google Sketch Up and an Epilog 120 Watt laser cutter. I start with very basic step-by-step instructions on how to render a Icosahedron using Sketch Up. If 3-d computer modeling is new to you this step will be very ...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:26:09 PDT
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present)
Beautiful Infinity Mirror (Perfect Present) - More DIY How To Projects]]> toasteroven47 Here is an infinity mirror that I made as a birthday present for my girlfriend. Perfect if you are stuck for present ideas and want to tinker around a bit as it is a really simple creation. It only took me a couple of days of working for a few hours in the evening to make and i am very happy with th...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:37:52 PST
Plexiglass bender and plexiglass lamp
Plexiglass bender and plexiglass lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thomas_V Hello,We are three students Industrial Design in our second year at University of Ghent.We were instructed to design and make a plexiglass chandelier that chould be produced with our own designed DIY plexiglass bender.We were allowed to use standard DIY tools and digital production techniques like l...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:04:38 PST
Flip Lantern
Flip Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> tdonoclift This is a very simple lantern that looks both charming and intriguing. No buttons, no cables, no wall warts; just a jar. An ordinary upturned jar just begging to be flipped the correct way up, and when it is, the whole room is lit with its mysterious cool glow, just like magic! These lanterns make e...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:21:20 PST
Light Your Drill / Mill
Light Your Drill / Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> joe.andolina Good lighting is important to doing good work. This is a simple project to help get your drill press or milling machine out of the dark. You will be installing an LED ring around your spindle. What I like about this mod is that its cheap, quick and illuminates your spindle from all sides. Parts A...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:14:38 PST
Make your Scooter/ Motorcycle Headlight Brighter by 80%
Make your Scooter/ Motorcycle Headlight Brighter by 80% - More DIY How To Projects]]> bhvm I have this Lil' Scooter named Honda Activa.And like most other 2 wheelers, It has so called "Headlights" that are dim as candles.Stay with me and you'll learn how its easy to make them very bright and for not much. The culprit Most of the people might be thinking that the weak link for poor illu...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:48:16 PST