Instructables: exploring - lighting - led - featured Thu, 2 Jul 2015 03:34:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs
Instamorph LED Light Chandelier Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tater Zoid I am in the process of refinishing an old brass chandelier and building my own LED lights for it. When the Instamorph Build Night popped up, I had the immediate idea to create flame-shaped LED light bulb covers, as well as a traditional light bulb shape. The flames are the kind of bulbs you tend to ...
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Sun, 24 May 2015 22:52:57 PDT
LED Acrylic Glass Sign
LED Acrylic Glass Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> ShakeTheFuture In this Instructable, I made a LED acrylic sign.You will need:For the Sign: Acrylic glassI used a 100 X 80 X 5 mm sheet Mini drill with diamond burr bits. Stencil knife Picture/print out for the stencilFor the base:Instamorph moldable plastic2 LED's with a battery holder, batteries and a switch Fo...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 10:48:58 PDT
Picture Frame Desk Lamp
Picture Frame Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 If you can make a picture frame, you can make this!Mitered maple frame accented with walnut keys and LED strip lighting with remote control. Sure it's a little modern, but you can change it easily to suit your needs. Design Sit down with yourself and come up with a design you like. Argue if you m...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:14:20 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
LED Floodlight Power Station
LED Floodlight Power Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrettHacks Stumbling around in the dark, trying to decide whether stringing 200 feet of extension cord, or continuing with my wimpy rechargeable light would get me home sooner, was the inspiration for this project. So on completion of the job, I began to contemplate my next build. It could not just be a rech...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:15:47 PDT
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
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
Neon Cup
Neon Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> gizem evci I'm going to explain how to build a coaster with a sensor, that when you put a cup over it turns on a LED. For this project you will need to follow the next steps. 3D part i used for the 3D Part ( you can build online 3D object)Build the coaster for the cup in a 3D file, and print...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:44:06 PST
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeff-o The Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp is the result of being inspired, perhaps more than a year ago, by a design I saw on a design blog.  It's a bit of a pet peeve that all these fantastic ideas are flaunted but never produced.  So, I set about making my own wooden desk lamp, and I am extremely pleased with th...
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:07:46 PDT
Balloon Fin Lamp
Balloon Fin Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> jezzybear This is a 3d printed lamp that looks like a balloon. The lamp has a fin design that creates light and shadow affect. There are holes in the top of the balloon that allow little shapes of light to project onto the ceiling.The lamp is printed in three parts; the lampshade, the lamp lower and the cell...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:43:45 PST
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector
Reusing a GU10 halogen lamp reflector - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaterialBall Tiny LEDs emit a lot of light, but the light is poorly directed. Making your own reflector doesn't give a neat result in most cases, so why not reuse a reflector?I found out that GU10 halogen spots are easy to disassemble, and easy to reuse. This particular lamp was a cheap one I got included with a...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:05:13 PST
Styrene LED Strip Brackets
Styrene LED Strip Brackets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jayefuu I bought a strip of Adafruit's RBG LEDs from Phenoptix. They come with a protective silicone sheath to stop moisture damaging them or metal shorting the pads. This is great but makes them pretty tricky to mount since it rules out tape or most glues.I wanted a semi-permanent method to mount my LED st...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 10:36:56 PDT
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp
Customizable Remote Controlled Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> goldlego This is a terrific lamp that will surely compliment any room. This awesome lamp can change color with the aid of its remote control. Also the remote can adjust its brightness. The style can be customized with 3 different included designs or you can create your own design! Not only does it look great...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:18:52 PDT
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made
"Light Bulb" Simple and Easily Made - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cats Science Club Great way to light up the path to your door, back yard, party, or special occasion. These bulb lights are quick and easy to make and can be hung up or set on a table, walkway, road, etc. We used a couple different color LEDs to see the affect of them. Ally Cat liked the green and Kitty Cat loved the...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:28 PDT
Star Trek LED Light
Star Trek LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> kludge77 I make a Star Trek LED light from walnut and acrylic. Add some electronics and you've got a one of a kind desk light, or night light! It's also modular so you can update it whenever it strikes your fancy! Finished with wipe on poly and acrylic shined with a spot of windex...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:20:53 PDT
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights
LED Upgrade For High Wattage Church Pendant Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhunt22 Churches and Houses of Worship can present a number of interesting problems as you try to make them energy efficient. One problem we faced in greening my historic church, Grace Episcopal in Medford, MA, was finding a good quality energy efficient and dimmable replacement for the 300W incandescent b...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:58:44 PDT
Livingroom Lamps
Livingroom Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> ttäschner It's my 1st instructable and i hope it's interesting for you guys.This is what it looks like: two frames colored one in the colour of the wall (cappucino) and one coloured white.Both of them in "flying" look - seems to have no hanging brackets.When i get together with my girlfriend we decided to bui...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:49:45 PDT
Hanging Skateboard Light
Hanging Skateboard Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> joey24dirt This is a great little idea that was brought to my attention a few months back. As a Skater for ten years + in my younger years I just had to have my very own Skateboard Light. So this is my instructable for a Hanging Skateboard Light. Have fun! What You Will Need... For this build you will need....
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Thu, 29 May 2014 13:45:02 PDT
Paper Cut Shadow Box
Paper Cut Shadow Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> bunbun_da_bunni Inspired by Hari & Deepti, my friend and I decided to make a romantic Zelda + Link paper cut shadow box (silhouette box? back lit box? whatever these things are called) for a neato personal birthday present! (Also makes a perfect wedding gift.) Mounted on a wall, or sitting on a desk, it provides a ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 01:33:48 PDT
Wood Veneer Sun Jar
Wood Veneer Sun Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindy.liggett This sun jar is a variant on the traditional glass sun jar (for which there are at least a dozen guides on this site). I find that having the photo elements exposed (instead of below a layer of glass) helps with detection of light (turns on less in medium or high light). It also looks very nice.You ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:42:03 PDT
LED Chandelier - Dollar Store Chic!
LED Chandelier - Dollar Store Chic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> pixelinabitmap Those wire plant baskets hitting the shelves at dollar stores offer some interesting options for lighting design. I decided to take a few of them for a spin and see what I could come up with. The first project is to make the most luxurious-looking LED chandelier with the cheapest possible materials....
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Thu, 15 May 2014 06:47:27 PDT
Easy pixel nightstand lamp
Easy pixel nightstand lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> dedehai After finishing my last big project (Chained-mood-light) I started playing with digital LEDs. What I wanted was a easy to do pixel matrix, without having to use custom driver chips and spending hours of wiring. Doing some online research in various electronic shops I found some LED strip lights that...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 06:59:23 PDT
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy!
Simple Elegant Paper Lantern/Lamp Easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 For under ten dollars I made this very stylish but simple color changing light fixture. It was soooo easy to make and the result is a great eye catcher! Gather Materials Ok so to start this project off we need:-A white Chinese paper lantern (dollar store or I bought a 12" one off eBay for $1.25...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:18:14 PST
Vintage LED Chandelier
Vintage LED Chandelier - More DIY How To Projects]]> RockstarSteph Cool and easy way to create a chandelier using a decorative or vintage object and LED strings. This DIY project looks great, can use second hand objects and provides a good amount of lighting while being eco friendly. Chose an object that inspires you and make it your own (don't be too creepy though...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:07:12 PST
Simple LED Desk Light
Simple LED Desk Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> enelson8 I was tired of having to get new light bulbs and having to readjust my desk light, so I built my own easily movable LED desk light. First receive the materials First you must get the materials shown here, solder, a soldering pencil, solid and stranded wire, LED lights, a bread board to test the c...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:21:29 PST
LED outdoor umbrella lighting
LED outdoor umbrella lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> ALadyDragon Intro: My goal was to have outdoor lighting and also shelter from the summer sun.  Where we could enjoy the holidays, parties and barbecues. I have a concrete area that is 6 meters long by 4 meters wide.  At the moment I cant afford to build a patio over an outdoor concrete area. I thought about in...
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:47:44 PST
Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs
Evenly backlit IKEA frame with LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus Lighting a picture from behind can be a pain when it comes to getting the light nice and even. Often you get hotspots where the light is more intense than the rest. There are solutions to that that involve spacing the lights farther back or using reflectors or diffusion filters, but I wanted somethi...
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 21:25:14 PDT
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light
$5 DIY | 12v Small LED Bunk or Storage Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Modern Indirect Multicolored Accent Light
Modern Indirect Multicolored Accent Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> pheintzelman Before I started this project I scoured the web for a similar light. When I couldn't find one, I decided to build this.  I like to fiddle with things but have very little construction experience. This turned out quite nice and looks store-bought but this project is straightforward and almost anyone ...
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Tue, 14 May 2013 11:15:07 PDT
21 W Led Bulb (1450 Lumens) 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
Totally Handmade Cardboard Pendant Lamp. Easy to make.
Totally Handmade Cardboard Pendant Lamp. Easy to make. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Steampunk Vacuum Tube Night Light
Steampunk Vacuum Tube Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> botronics My 5 year old granddaughter wanted a night light for her bedroom. Recently I have been building things with a Steampunk look, so this give me an excuse to build another project. This project uses some recycled materials that can be found at your local thrift store. Vacuum tubes can be found on Ebay ...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:19:40 PST
LED Flashlight Conversion
LED Flashlight Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProfMuggs As hurricane Sandy was nearing the New York area, I gathered up all of our flashlights including the cheap giveaway ones like this Mets flashlight.  I made sure they all had batteries, but one flashlight had a bad bulb even though I had plenty of C batteries to use in it. I thought of a way to make ...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 15:51:45 PST
Ebook led light
Ebook led light - More DIY How To Projects]]> Paxpan It will not be the prettiest or the best, but surely is the cheapest I've ever seen. Its construction is very easy and took me only 30 minutes of work (once compiled the material, of course). I used some of the material I had at home for other projects, so the most expensive was the battery. No ser...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:53:23 PST
How to Make an Improbably Bright LED Task Lamp
How to Make an Improbably Bright LED Task Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> spcutler Fiat Lux!  The rallying cry of every scientist, engineer, handyman, or anyone that has to work on small fiddly bits.  You can never have enough light when working on some things. I wanted a replacement for my 250 watt halogen--a lamp which, while sufficiently bright, was so hot that it was impossib...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:39:33 PST
Custom LED Touch Light Fixture
Custom LED Touch Light Fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kurt E. Clothier My wife and I really didn't care for the light fixtures that came in out fifth wheel camper, so we decided to replace them with a pair of cheap, matching fixtures we found on clearance. Since the camper lights run on 12V DC, I knew I would have to rip out the 120V AC sockets and replace them with 12...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:55:44 PDT
First instructable:) Off grid beauty-Security-Emergency lighting-With junk & creativity HawaiianGuy Bear with me its 2am here in Hawaii and im trying to put this together before the deadline for the contest thing tomorrow lol  Check back, I'll be adding many many details lol The old halogen system was left to rot due to high costs to power and maintain the system.  83 fixtures 20w each 1660w for ...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:16:28 PDT
Aluminum Copper Colored Beer Bottle LED Light Chandelier (With Cap Saver Display)
Aluminum Copper Colored Beer Bottle LED Light Chandelier (With Cap Saver Display) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elemental LED Hi everyone! This is Michael with Elemental LED! This has been a long awaited project of mine and I am so excited to show it to you all! Hooking the lights up is fairly simple on this project but it is the chandelier frame that can be a little tricky. I suggest coming up with a design you like and ...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:33:34 PDT
LED light strip in wood housing
LED light strip in wood housing - More DIY How To Projects]]> acosand I have a desk with a shelf above it, so I made a light strip I could put on the bottom of the shelf to light my desk area.  I had some LEDs sitting around, but no simple way to make a circuit board for them, so I make a wooden housing to hold the LEDs and make a simple lighting strip.  I made it at ...
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Sat, 12 May 2012 21:44:58 PDT
Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years
Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years - More DIY How To Projects]]> avd80 All buildings have areas which are in darkness during day time. In such locations we can use a solar day lamp. The lamp will turn ON when the sun rises and will turn OFF when the sun sets. There are no switches to be turned on or off. It will convert the previously dark area into perpetually bright ...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 04:23:21 PDT
LED only apartment lighting
LED only apartment lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> pashanoid My on average power consumption is 100 watts! If I turn on ALL the lights in my apartment I will be consuming 324 watts. Motivation: saving money on electricity, being energy efficient and doing it on a budget Scientific data: When a light-emitting diode is forward biased (switched on), electrons ...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:50:05 PDT
mains operated 25nos. led Lamp
mains operated 25nos. led Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> patrickvaz Hi This is a 25 nos Led  operated from mains of 230v supply. I bought a flourscent lamp adapter from a scrap dealer, because its easy to dismantle (a screw in the middle of the fitting) instead of cutting etc.,.the beautiful thing is, in many homes we find damaged, burnt out CFL, adapters etc., w...
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Fri, 6 May 2011 11:15:42 PDT
Edge Lit Mobile / Night Light
Edge Lit Mobile / Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> sdudley This instructable is about making an edge-lit mobile to hang in a childs room (or wherever for that matter).  Different images can be used for any age or any occasion.  For insatnce, you can make one for Halloween by etching skeletons in the acrylic and use white LED's to light it.  Etch Christmas t...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:01:00 PDT
How to fit LED kitchen lights with fade effect
How to fit LED kitchen lights with fade effect - More DIY How To Projects]]> Esterill In this instructable, I will describe my project to replace my under the cabinet kitchen lights with LEDs.  I couldn't resist adding a microcontroller as well. The original lights were flourescent and quite badly fitted.  They made a lot of buzzing noise and the bulbs didn't seem to last very long....
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Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:05:41 PST
LED Deck Lighting- in color!
LED Deck Lighting- in color! - More DIY How To Projects]]> usLEDsupply We put up these color changing LED lights on this deck just in time for a big party thrown every year!  They added a nice atmosphere to the party and everyone loved them.  This whole project only took about 1 1/2 days to complete.  The first day to install the wiring and flexible LED lights, and th...
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:13:13 PDT
SPIRAL LED CHANDELIER - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dipankar INTRO This is a “SPIRAL LED CHANDELIER” with 240 LED’s working on AC current. It looks very decent when you switch off all the room lights at night. Gives a soft light throughout the room and you can use it while watching TV. Hang it in the Dining room and have a candle light dinner. This is a ...
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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:22:42 PST