Easter Egg LED Lamp

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Introduction: Easter Egg LED Lamp

About: Kentkb aka Kent K. Barnes. Husband , Father and Grandfather. Tinkerer and Maker . Life long curiosity in how things work. Tech bon vivant. Favorite toy as a kid: a brass and steel wind up alarm clock that wa…

I had two fluorescent lights blow out this week, so I took them apart ....of course!

So I put LED Tea Lights in Tea and Sake cups that my wife Laurie had thrown, and faster than a Bunny; Egg Lamps!
Happy Easter!

Step 1: Removing the Bulb

Wearing gloves I removed the first Bulb, it came off really easy as if the glue had melted!

Step 2: Second Bulb

The second bulb took more .... ah.... "help".
I was a little harder but gave under firm pulling.

Step 3: Bulb Removed

Not bad, though the second one had a sharp edge were it broke a small peice off.
This i filed with a diamond file.

Step 4: Led Lights Added

I have both tea lights and flickering tea lights and found a tea cup that fit the Bulb.

Step 5: $1.99 Xmas String.

I also had this nice cheap sting of AA powered blinky Xmas lights that gave a neat effect.

Step 6: It All Comes Together....

Now with the bulbs fitted to the cups and the lights installed time to test.

Step 7: Thats It!

Very pleasing and simple!
"Parts is Parts", as I like to say.
Save your old stuff and Make someting new out of it!
Happy Easter!

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    22 Discussions

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    saosport
    saosport

    8 years ago on Step 7

    yeah that is a great shape I thoughtit was a real egg at first.

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 7

    I did try some real eggs, it was messy and just too small.

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    saosport
    saosport

    8 years ago on Step 7

    very cool havr you tried it with replacement globes from the hardware store

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 7

    Works well with all the sizes I tried, but really like the egg sized best.
    Thank you! kkb

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     Thank you for liking my LED Lamp. I wanted to repurpose the old light parts.
    Kkb

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    ledlightmaker
    ledlightmaker

    11 years ago on Introduction

    It is great.
    You can make it even controllable with RGB LED Lights inside the bulb.


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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     Yeah,
     I have some RGB type LED Tea Lights for the Holidaze, Will tear one apart soon too.
    Swell thank you for the Comment .

    Kent

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    SJ, Thank you , My wife Laurie was one reason I made these, we used to burn real candles in the house, but went to LED's a few years back. The LED's are nice but the need to be inside something to really "Shine"!

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, It turned out that way. I had held on to the glass after the bulb burned out thinking there may be a use.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Even though I was expecting eggs, like real eggs, this is much more excellent. Amazing result, the Instructable was well written out, the pictures are great. Keep up the great work, I'll see if I can do this or not. And I like that Makers: thing that you have. +5/5 stars. Go eggs!

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your comment. Something is not trash until there is no other use for it.... This was a fun one to Make too!

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    kentkb
    kentkb

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Thanx, It worked out so well! kentkb

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    Ezara
    Ezara

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Those are very cute! Good idea.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Awesomeee. I really want to try this out. Where did you get the tea LED light things? Awesome job once again, +1 rating. (added to favorites)