Instructables: exploring - lighting - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:16:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Parabolic String Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Parabolic-String-Lamp/
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By: audreyobscura

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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:13:16 PST
Secret Message Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Message-Light-Box/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:27:41 PST
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Paper-LanternLamp-Easy/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Vintage LED Chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-LED-Chandelier/
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By: RockstarSteph

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:07:12 PST
Wine bottle lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-bottle-lamp-1/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:46:28 PST
Kitchen Chandelier. Coffee cups and silverware. http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Chandelier-Coffee-cups-and-silverware/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 03:23:50 PST
Tunnel Book with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Tunnel-Book-with-Arduino/
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 13:28:21 PST
Simple LED Desk Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Desk-Light/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:21:29 PST
Recreating the Moooi Random light by Bertjan Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/Recreating-the-Moooi-Random-light-by-Bertjan-Pot/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 12:48:28 PST
LED outdoor umbrella lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-outdoor-umbrella-lighting/
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:47:44 PST
Chandelier Barrel Shade Retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/Chandelier-Barrel-Shade-Retrofit/
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:41:23 PST
How to make handmade night lamps. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-handmade-night-lamps/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:38:08 PST
Name in Lights! Well, initials at least. http://www.instructables.com/id/Name-in-Lights-Well-initials-at-least/
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:54:59 PDT
Galvanized pipe and glass insulator wall sconce http://www.instructables.com/id/Galvanized-pipe-and-glass-insulator-wall-sconce/
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 09:17:25 PDT
Swan Planter Nightlight DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Swan-Planter-Nightlight-DIY/
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By: maize

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:29:07 PDT
Rainbow Pinecone Spoon Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Pinecone-Spoon-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/VVHP/HKZ9LZ89/FFTVVHPHKZ9LZ89.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/VVHP/HKZ9LZ89/FFTVVHPHKZ9LZ89.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/VVHP/HKZ9LZ89/FFTVVHPHKZ9LZ89.SMALL.jpg domenic3 Intro: This is a light that i have made. What inspired me to make this design is a pinecone as shown by the design. This is a multi coloured spoon celling light that is a fun but fiddly project that doesn't cost much. there are also many different colours with the light that I bought. Body: Steps: ...
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 00:07:23 PDT
Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Evenly-backlit-IKEA-frame-with-LEDs/
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 21:25:14 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12V-LED-Bunk-Lights-home-built-wooden-lase/
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/869B/HIPIXP10/F9L869BHIPIXP10.SMALL.jpg M.Hawse      This is an article describing the process I used to build a couple of wooden LED bunk lights for my friend's houseboat. I designed these myself. I also built and installed them without assistance, so it's an easy project.  You will also see photos and video of a black-stained, RGB LED Bunk Li...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 PDT
Professional Mountings for your Programmable LED Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/Professional-Mountings-for-your-Programmable-LED-S/
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:45:06 PDT
Modern Indirect Multicolored Accent Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Indirect-Multicolored-Accent-Light/
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Tue, 14 May 2013 11:15:07 PDT
Bike rim chandelier http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-rim-chandelier/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 16:14:59 PDT
HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete Pendant Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Concrete-Pendant-Lamp/
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Fri, 3 May 2013 08:35:26 PDT
HomeMade Modern DIY Concrete Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeMade-Modern-DIY-Concrete-Lamp/
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:56:25 PDT
Pixie, the world's most intense desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixie-the-worlds-most-intense-desk-lamp/
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:28:39 PDT
Restoring Porch Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Porch-Lights/
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:19:26 PDT
Liquor Bottle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Liquor-Bottle-Light/
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:03:15 PDT
Inexpensive kitchen light upgrade, using pallet wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-kitchen-light-upgrade-using-pallet-wo/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:47:58 PDT
"Thing", light please! http://www.instructables.com/id/Thing-light-please/
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:11:07 PDT
Recycled CDs Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-CDs-Lamp/
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:49:04 PDT
Tres lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Tres-lamp/
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 20:21:37 PDT
Dining Room Light - When you can't afford it, MAKE IT! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dining-Room-Light-When-you-cant-afford-it-MAKE/
Dining Room Light - When you can't afford it, MAKE IT! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/LJ66/HET1EUA1/F96LJ66HET1EUA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/LJ66/HET1EUA1/F96LJ66HET1EUA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/LJ66/HET1EUA1/F96LJ66HET1EUA1.SMALL.jpg jmitch77 After I completed the Garage door table, my wife and I wanted to shed some light on it.  The fixture we had was something I had installed when I built our dining room addition several years ago.  It needed replaced with a more "interesting" look - one that would match the table.  The light we liked ...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 11:38:26 PDT
DIY Circle Map Lamp From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Circle-Map-Lamp-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 15:49:57 PDT
Illuminated Wall Sconce http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Wall-Sconce/
Illuminated Wall Sconce - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/Z28U/HET1ENPU/FPMZ28UHET1ENPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/Z28U/HET1ENPU/FPMZ28UHET1ENPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/Z28U/HET1ENPU/FPMZ28UHET1ENPU.SMALL.jpg J3443RY Readily available low cost materials and your personalized palette of colors combine to create this unique wall hanging fixture. Tools & Materials List What you'll need: Aluminum Downspout Bands approximately 13.25" L x 2" W, Average Cost $1.00 each @ any major home improvement or hard...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:42:39 PDT
21 W Led Bulb (1450 Lumens) http://www.instructables.com/id/21-W-Led-Bulb-1450-Lumens/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/DDOY/HELXCJYO/F0TDDOYHELXCJYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/DDOY/HELXCJYO/F0TDDOYHELXCJYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/DDOY/HELXCJYO/F0TDDOYHELXCJYO.SMALL.jpg peterbd I wanted a high output LED bulb for use in an exterior motion detector lamp.  The high efficiency bulbs are no good as they take time to warm up, and the LED bulbs available are too low output.  Normal bulbs consume a lot, and need to be replaced often.  So I decided to make one.  The leds should la...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 03:54:38 PDT
USB halo 4 lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-halo-4-lamp/
USB halo 4 lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/O8GK/HE08166J/F9QO8GKHE08166J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/O8GK/HE08166J/F9QO8GKHE08166J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/O8GK/HE08166J/F9QO8GKHE08166J.SMALL.jpg pinomelean Do you like Halo games? I've got a friend that loves them! And for his birthday i decided to give him a personalized Halo 4 usb lamp, i'm sure he will love it. If you don't like shooting games, or you just like to make a different design you'll se i'ts very easy. Materials For making a personali...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:09:30 PDT
Car headlight desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-headlight-desk-lamp/
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By: Mr.Hyde

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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:26:29 PDT
Test tube Vase / lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Test-tube-Vase-lamp/
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:43:31 PDT
Totally Handmade Cardboard Pendant Lamp. Easy to make. http://www.instructables.com/id/Totally-Handmade-Cardboard-Pendant-Lamp-Easy-to-m/
Totally Handmade Cardboard Pendant Lamp. Easy to make. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/Y8M4/HDOWANCU/FR3Y8M4HDOWANCU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/Y8M4/HDOWANCU/FR3Y8M4HDOWANCU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/Y8M4/HDOWANCU/FR3Y8M4HDOWANCU.SMALL.jpg Tarun Upadhyaya Hello Fellows, Here I am again with my latest instructable, an awesome & professional looking pendant lamp made of cardboard, and that too totally handmade, which means you don't need any 3D softwares, laser cutter etc. The best part is , it's very simple and easy to make, and once you finish it no...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 04:45:22 PST
Lotus Pendant Lamp- Bent wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Lotus-Pendant-Lamp-Bent-wood/
Lotus Pendant Lamp- Bent wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B8JW/HDOW6GCH/FG9B8JWHDOW6GCH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B8JW/HDOW6GCH/FG9B8JWHDOW6GCH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B8JW/HDOW6GCH/FG9B8JWHDOW6GCH.SMALL.jpg shazni When you get into wood working...at some point you would want to bend wood. You can laminate thin strips, steam bend or kerf bend. I wanted to try a petal shaped  pendant lamp...since my lamp was to be light  laminating was out..so was kerf cut bends as there would be nothing to cut since I wanted t...
By: shazni

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Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:50:17 PST
Le Glass Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Le-Glass-Light-Box/
Le Glass Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/BYI3/HAQ2UUCT/FBMBYI3HAQ2UUCT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/BYI3/HAQ2UUCT/FBMBYI3HAQ2UUCT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/BYI3/HAQ2UUCT/FBMBYI3HAQ2UUCT.SMALL.jpg Squishy Tank The light box is a quick and easy project to do that is great a gifts or personal display. The onyl out of reach tool for anyone would be a CNC machine, which i used witha  diamonddrag tip to engrave in the glass. This project is requires very basic wood working/ electrical skills and is beautiful t...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:02:04 PST
Candle Light from an old Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Candle-Light-from-an-old-Bulb/
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 08:03:14 PST
How to Wire a Turned Wooden Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wire-a-Turned-Wooden-Lamp/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:03:39 PST
Make A Beer Bottle Shaped Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Magical-Beer-Bottle-Candle/
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:41:03 PST
Magnetic Lamp and Tool Holder - Using Microwave Salvage Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Lamp-and-Tool-Holder-Using-Microwave-Sa/
Magnetic Lamp and Tool Holder - Using Microwave Salvage Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/HWZ0/HC3PR6KB/FCOHWZ0HC3PR6KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/HWZ0/HC3PR6KB/FCOHWZ0HC3PR6KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/HWZ0/HC3PR6KB/FCOHWZ0HC3PR6KB.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel There never seems to be enough light in the shop, and when working with a band saw or drill it can be very important to clearly see what you are doing.  I had an old broken lamp hanging around thought it would be good to adapt it to a magnetic base, that would let me stick the light on my tools and ...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:46:16 PST
Contemporary Japanese Table Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Contemporary-Japanese-Table-Lamp/
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Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:01:18 PST
Steampunk Vacuum Tube Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Vacuum-Tube-Night-Light/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:19:40 PST
Daylight/moonlight two-way LED fishtank light http://www.instructables.com/id/Daylightmoonlight-two-way-LED-fishtank-light/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:55:34 PST
Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Box-2/
Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/5XEA/HAWSIBX8/FXI5XEAHAWSIBX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/5XEA/HAWSIBX8/FXI5XEAHAWSIBX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/5XEA/HAWSIBX8/FXI5XEAHAWSIBX8.SMALL.jpg delno Time: around 6 hours Cost: up to $35 A light box is a box with one translucent side that allows light to pass through. Light boxes are functional in many different crafts/arts including photography, illustration and design. Cheap light boxes online start around $40, so I thought I could build a ni...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:36:11 PST
Shotgun shell Christmas lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-shell-Christmas-lights/
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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:01:34 PST
cheap tiny inspection light http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-tiny-inspection-light/
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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 06:09:45 PST