Instructables: exploring - lighting - led - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:18:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 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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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:07:12 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
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
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/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 02:26:52 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
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
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
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
LED Flashlight Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Flashlight-Conversion/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 15:51:45 PST
Ebook led light http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebook-led-light/
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:53:23 PST
How to Make an Improbably Bright LED Task Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Improbably-Bright-LED-Task-Lamp/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:39:33 PST
Custom LED Touch Light Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-LED-Touch-Light-Fixture/
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 16:55:44 PDT
First instructable:) Off grid beauty-Security-Emergency lighting-With junk & creativity http://www.instructables.com/id/First-instructable-Off-grid-beauty-the-green-wa/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNK/XIN3/H58V91IT/FNKXIN3H58V91IT.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Copper-Colored-Beer-Bottle-LED-Light-Chan/
Aluminum Copper Colored Beer Bottle LED Light Chandelier (With Cap Saver Display) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/CLSO/H4AGI8QW/FYNCLSOH4AGI8QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/CLSO/H4AGI8QW/FYNCLSOH4AGI8QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/CLSO/H4AGI8QW/FYNCLSOH4AGI8QW.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-light-strip-in-wood-housing/
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Sat, 12 May 2012 21:44:58 PDT
Simple Solar Day Lamp which lasts for 15 years http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Solar-Day-Lamp-which-lasts-for-15-years/
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 04:23:21 PDT
LED only apartment lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-only-appartment-lighting/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:50:05 PDT
mains operated 25nos. led Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/mains-operated-led-Lamp/
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Fri, 6 May 2011 11:15:42 PDT
Edge Lit Mobile / Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-Lit-Mobile-Night-Light/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:01:00 PDT
How to fit LED kitchen lights with fade effect http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fit-LED-kitchen-lights-with-fade-effect/
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Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:05:41 PST
Woodpunk LED Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Woodpunk-LED-Desk-Lamp/
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Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:07:46 PDT
LED Deck Lighting- in color! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Deck-Lighting-in-color/
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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:13:13 PDT
SPIRAL LED CHANDELIER http://www.instructables.com/id/SPIRAL-LED-CHANDELIER/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2009 17:22:42 PST