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Lamps from recycled parts, ideal example of a green theme.

Personally, i think this lamps look very cool, both items are made from various pieces of old electrical hardware.I love how the design is rather simple, but complicated by the parts used.Made by the Flickr user Qvidja50.He saysThe lamp on the left is fabricated from a railroad signal switching relay manufactured by the General Railway Signal Company in 1924. The perforated cylinders were originally ink canisters designed for high-speed fabric printing. The light on the right is made from a water-cooled dual processor from an Apple G5 desktop computer. Other elements include an hour meter, aircraft compass and 40W LED bulbs.Check out the full Flickr set.Personally, i like the 'hanging bulb' one. Firstly as i love the way the bulbs hang down, that and the use of a Powermac G5 heatsink is a win for an apple user fanboy like myself.For anyone looking to enter the Epilog laser cutter contest. Whom may have some parts laying around, this is a good place to start your research.I have an old iMac stand that caitlinsdad said would make a good lamp.- gmjhowe

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Pipe lamps

These lamps made by Kozo Lamps in Israel with bits of plumbing are pretty inventive and cool. I'm not a fan of stuff made with plumbing normally, but I do have to admit that the knob light switches are a nice touch. Thanks to Tool Using Animal for finding the source. Kozo Lamps via Core77

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Mushroom Lamps!

Fungi are kind of fascinating in general and everyone should be able to appreciate a good lamp. This combination offers both in one awesome place! The home site for the artist is in Japanese but we found it via a blog post on Tokyobling's Blog.  "Someone" should do an Instructable! 

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new to instructables.iv posted 2 instructables but i doubt 1 of them can be viewed.how do i make it publicly veiwable?

Link to the second instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Classy-cylindrcal-paper-lamp/

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lamp decorations

Hi I am making a lamp with a wooden  base ,a bottle on top of it and then a cd with the bulb (only 3v) any decorations pls.?

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Motion Lamp

Has anyone ever made a motion lamp. I thing the rising heat from the bulb or candle made the inside rotate giving the illusion of motion

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a lamp that flickers

Hi, I've discovered this site just yesterday.... I try to use the search engine but it doesn't help. I'm preparing a location for a video. Now, I need to simulate an almost broken lamp, you know, a lamp that flickers. We're using incandescent lamps. It is possible to build a switch (or something else) that can simulates this effect on an incandescent lamp? Tnx in advance, ciao

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Breathing Lamp

Hi, does anyone know where to get a lamp that automatically dims on and off continuously or any suggestions with how to make one? I'm working on an installation project for a human scale lamp that looks like it is breathing. Thanks, Heidi

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Fluorescent Lamp

Here is an art project from some designers that I came across and have been trying to reverse engineer. If anyone has any idea's on how to power and connect the fluorescent tube it would be greatly appreciated! Here is a description from the web:  Design duo Mischer’Traxler, Wien | Austria, started their project to focus on light sources and came up with the idea to combine two lamps into one. This way they created a new design that uses a energy-efficient fluorescent tube bulb and gives the lamps a whole new character. The name of this lamp is ‘Relumine‘ and plays on the fact that we all have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources. The fun and challenge is to combine different type of lamps, like a hanging pendant with a floor lamp, a floor lamp with a desk lamp or different heights and hardware. Each Relumine uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds the fluorescent tube. Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.

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Toy lamp

Ryan McElhinney makes funky lamps and frames with lots of old action figures. They're all glued together in what looks like some battle royale and coated with one color for a unifying look. The results are pretty awesome. Check out the link below for more pictures. Ryan McElhinney via Neatorama

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Suggestions for lamp

Hi I'm making a table lamp from the backlight of a broken 15" LCD, possibly putting some sort of an acetate print or photography slides where the LCD was to make it a bit more interesting and diffuse/colour the light.  However I'm stuck on how to house the light and hoping to get a few suggestions here.  Not sure whether I should box frame the whole thing, let the circuit board remain visible but covered (acrylic box) or perhaps put it into some sort of container upcycled however it will ultimately need to stand. How would you do this?  All and any suggests welcome. Thanks in advance Garrett

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Sunglasses Lamp

This nifty lampshade uses 40 pairs of mirror shades to create one blinged out lampshade for your room. Points are lost for using new shades and for the ridiculous price tag of $1,600, making this a great possible remake project. More points are taken away for the bizarre claim of reflecting 80 times its surroundings. OK, I know what they meant, but it sounds like this is some light amplifier instead of a collection of cheap shades. Linkvia Make

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Friendship Lamp

You may have seen these online selling for ridiculous priceshttps://www.uncommongoods.com/product/long-distanc...But it occured to me how easy this would probably be on arduino. Do any of you know what would be the bare minimum you would need to get this to work? I would assume you'd need them to connect to wifi, and just send a simple signal but I'm not quite sure how to implement this. Any ideas from those more knowledgeable in the particulars?Thanks,

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what are the importance of night lamps?

Please i want to know the benefits one can get when using night lamps that are operated with batteries Or the problems encountered without night lamps in the home or offices

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i have prodject and i need help on it?

I want to build a lamp that you can plug an mp3 player and/or an ipod in it and also have music play from two tweeters and the lights flashing with the music

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Wine bottle lamps like link (inside) ?

Anyone have ideas on making these, and especially how to finish them so well? http://www.greenyourdecor.com/2009/03/03/upcycle-color-block-hanging-lights/

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Can I use a store bought halogen lamp in an LCD projector?

I have a Sony VPL-V500 LCD projector but I can't afford a replacement bulb($200-500). Can I use a halogen lamp from a lighting supply and put it in the lamps housing, drill a hole in the side of the projector for the cord? Here are the specs for the replacement bulb meant for this model. Any help/info appreciated. Thanks. Lamp For SONY VPL V500 Projector PKPJ-500 Contains 1 Lamp(s). 250Watts, Metal Halide Ships in 1-3 business days. 3 Month(s) Warranty. Manufacturer Original Lamp

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how to make a light fixture battery powered?

Http://doitbest.com/Night+lights-Leviton-model-9874-doitbest-sku-513769.dibThis is the light i would like to make battery powered. as you can see its about as simply of a light fixture as you can get. I just need it battery powered because im going to put it above a door and there is no plug anywhere near it. i would be greatful for any help thanks tony

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Bubbling LED Hanging Industrial lights???

There is a project I have been vigilantly searching for on instructables and google. I remember seeing it on here a couple of years ago and now cannot find it anywhere.. The project consisted of Industrial cage jar lights, LEDs, Vegetable oil, and a fish tank pump and some other supplies.. The LED lights would be submerged in the jars with vegetable oil and   the fish tank pump supplies air into the industrial lights and the oil bubbles..  I would love to find this project. I have been itching to find it for the past year or so. If anyone knows where to find this project, Please pm me.. I would appreciate it immensely.. Or if anyone knows where to find the Industrial cage lights i would appreciate any help in this matter.. Thanks..

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Gravity Lamp, the LED lamp powered by gravity

A Virginia Tech student designed an LED lamp that is powered by gravity. It is called the Gravia, and it took second place at the Greener Gadgets competition in NYC. Gravity as a renewable energy source? Amazing!From http://pesn.com/2008/02/19/9500471_Gravity_Lamp/Concept illustrations of Gravia depict an acrylic column a little over four feet high. The entire column glows when activated. The electricity is generated by the slow fall of a mass that spins a rotor. The resulting energy powers 10 high-output LEDs that fire into the acrylic lens, creating a diffuse light. The operation is silent and the housing is elegant and cord free – completely independent of electrical infrastructure.The light output will be 600-800 lumens – roughly equal to a 40 watt incandescent bulb. Each drop of the gravity mechanism runs the light over a period of four hours.To "turn on" the lamp, the user moves weights from the bottom to the top of the lamp. An hour-glass like mechanism is turned over and the weights are placed in the mass sled near the top of the lamp. The sled begins its gently glide back down and, within a few seconds, the LEDs come on and light the lamp, Moulton said. “It’s more complicated than flipping a switch but can be an acceptable, even enjoyable routine, like winding a beautiful clock or making good coffee,” he said.Moulton estimates that Gravia’s mechanisms will last more than 200 years, if used eight hours a day, 365 days a year.The winner of the Greener Gadgets competition was the Enerjar.

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Scanner Lamp driver...

Could some please tell me what is the output of a scanner's lamp driver. and can i make something cool out of it beside turning any lamps with it!?

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Homemade Lava Lamp

Is it possible to make your own lava lamp? Like have a wine bottle, fill with paraffin wax and water, and put on top of a lightbulb contraption thing? Is this safe?

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Im going to make a led lamp... I have the idea just need some help in how to go about making it

I have a glass candy looking sort of jar that i would like to flip over and build a small black circular stand to mount it on. Then frost the jar to give it a more ambiant looking light (i like blue leds but not necessary). I also need the lamp to be decently bright some where in-between a traditional desk lamp and a bright night light. I also and going to make a decal to stick to the outside of the jar to give it an illustration on the lamp. I dont want a battery operated one if possible id like a plug in with a switch or something. Something on the efficient side i don't like replacing batteries all the time, rechargeable may work. On that note i have a desk lamp already not sure what kind and brand i can check though, its a halogen i think it has a plug and a dial that brightens and dims it, i am willing to destroy if for this project that dial would be perfect . So what i need is recommendation on what and where to buy for lighting and details on how to mount it. I can handled most of the design of the arrangement, glass and decal im all over. More or less i need a cheap and decently easy way to light it im not super experienced in leds or a lot of wiring, im sure i can do it, would just be easier to avoid all of that.  Any help would be much appreciated 

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Hanging Bottle Lamp

Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris

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schematic for emergency lamp

Hi I have T4 Fluorescent Lights (8W 24v '1Feet length') and 6v 4Ah battery. I Would like to make an emergency lamp with these. Can anyone send me a curcuit diagram/schmatic.. Just manual switching on and off will also do. Thank  you  

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Help with a kerosene lamp

Hey guys, I recently got this silver lamp, which I've filled with kerosene. The only problem is every time I light it, it lets off a thick line of black smoke? I've tried trimming the wick down, but it hasn't helped.  Does anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions?

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Neat Little Lamp

Check out this neat little lamp I found at Lowes. It's got pencil and paper holding "hands", LED bulb "head", and fully adjustable joints. Impulse buys FTW! I was supposed to be looking for a ceiling fan :P An Instructable on how to make one of these would be cool.

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Battery Powered Lamp

I have to make a battery powered lamp for a school project but having no experience or knowledge whatsoever in electronics I really need help! I'm using a halogen GU10 bulb which is 35W, 240V, toggle switch and 2 AA batteries. Can someone please explain how I would wire the light bulb to a toggle switch and batteries? Also, do I need a resistor anywhere? Apparentely halogen bulbs aren't really suitable for lamps, so should I change to a superbright LED? Thanks!

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Touch Lamp Switch?

Is there such a thing as a switch that is touch sensitive so just a tap will activate it. I want to make a lamp out of an empty glass coke bottle and i want to be able to touch the cap to activate it. Im looking for a small piece of silver metal that will match the cap so i can place it on top, OR a way to make the actual cap the switch. Thanks!

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6-Volt Lamp

I have this 6-volt Lamp it's kind like what you would find in one those 6-volt flash lights except that this is like a stand alone lamp and it has two wires that come out of it but only seems to work at 6-volts, so I have a large 6-volt battery and a 7.5 volt output power adapter I was wondering if 7.5 volts would be too much power to use to power the lamp I don't want to blow it up. I don't know if it'll even work at 7.5 volts because I tried a 9-volt battery and it won't power on with it.  The image is the same lamp I have except mine is connected to a base and has two wires that come out the bottom I would like to find another way to power it besides using a large 6-volt Battery.  Any Suggestions.

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Colorful Straw Lamp

Have about 1500 colorful straws lying around after your last party? Of course you do! Instead of tossing them out you can clean them up and make this technicolor lamp that a kid would love.The directions are pretty helpful, but could use some process shots. So if anyone's looking for an Instructable idea, here you go. Straw Pendant lightvia Make blog

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dismantle a clip-on lamp?

i'm looking for "single socket cord lighting" for hanging lanterns- as shown here: http://www.centralchef.com/storefrontprofiles/processfeed.aspx?sfid=123094&i;=248782791&mpid;=7714&dfid;=1 does anyone know how to dismantle a clip-on lamp like this one: http://dormbuys.com/shop/product/876?source=webgains&siteid;=14880 in order to salvage the still-functioning socket & wiring? any direction would be much appreciated, thanks in advance

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LED LAMP IDEA

Hello Does anyone have any idea how to create this effect. My understanding is that the bottle was diamond cut from the bottom and the electrons were fed in. My main questions are around the bulb. Is there anyway to get the same effect using LED lights? What if we were to arrange fiber optics wires in a spiral arrangement and shine an LED at the end. Would it work?

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Melted plastic lamp

Hello. I found this hanging lamp at a garage sale, had to have it... Cannot find any information on this style. Looks homemade, melted plastic strips. Does anyone have any information you could share with me? How it was made? Maybe when making things like this was popular? Was it possibly mass produced? They kind of look like Fruit RollUps....Anything at all would help. Thank you. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=601755359858795&set;=pcb.601760483191616&type;=1&theater; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=601755389858792&set;=pcb.601760483191616&type;=1&theater; Couldn't upload photos with the uploader.

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newww at this

Please help me get my name out there... i love making wine bottle lamps very crafty. thanks a million.

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I'm making a lamp...

Hello Instructables community! I'd like to make a desk lamp, and I'd like to plug it into a wall. Now here is my dilemma I have, the lamp would have 9 main lights inside glass globes and I'd like to have small little lights (like LEDs) around the outside like little points of light. Now in my experience LEDs aren't typically plugged into the 120V wall socket. I have a friend who's good with electronics who has tossed around LEDs, fiber optics, etc and it's all just mind boggling to me. He's even suggested using some kind of controller to make the small lights twinkle and I have no experience with that kind of thing. I'd appreciate if I could get some input as in what options I have for lighting this lamp. Right now it sounds like a valid idea is to use "super bright" LEDs for the 9 big lights and just regular LEDs for the multiple points of light around it.  I can provide as much additional details as needed. Thank you for any input.

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Light Bulb Lamps

Oh what to do with the light bulb now that you're basking in the efficient glow of your CFLs? Well, you could convert them into these light bulb lamps as Sergio Silva has done. It's a pretty sweet item with neodymium magnets holding them in place on an included acrylic plate with embedded bits of steel.However, the price tag is $650 for the set which is pretty flippin' ridiculous for what can be remade with scrap and $10 of materials, if that. To be fair, the light bulbs Silva makes are sturdier than the regular item, are all made by the original artist, and are limited to a run of 66. So you're buying some design-y street cred before they get knocked off and sold for one-tenth the price. Linkvia bbgadgets

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Circuit to flash a bank of lights

I have a bank of 30 x 6 volt lamps in an old computer console and I am trying to find a circuit to flash them in a random pattern. Ideally the lamps will be driven from a chip rather than individual transistors. I'm perfectly capable of building the circuit, but not designing it. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thank you.

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Gravity Lamp Calculations

Http://www.core77.com/competitions/greenergadgets/projects/4306/ some people might recognize this little invention a while ago.  Well I recently wanted to make one after a freak snow storm rocked central pennsylvania (didn't have power for 2 days, it sucked balls).  But, after doing the math, his claims seem impossible.  Someone check the math for me: Facts of the Gravity lamp (with data in favor of the lamp_: output: 600 lumens weight falling: 50 pounds distance falling: 58 inches (in reality it's a bit shorter, but i'm just putting everything in favor) for ease of calculation and in favor of the lamp, assuming 100% efficiency. lasts for 4 hours calculations: 600 lumens = 7542 candellas = 7542000 mcd the highest efficient LEDs i could find output 120,000mcd at 20mA (0.02 amps) with a drop of 3.2 volts 7542000mcd/120000mcd = 63 LEDs 1 LED = 3.2 volts * 0.02 amps = 0.064 watts 63 LEDs = 4 watts 50 pounds = 22.68 kg on earth: the force of the weight is 22.68*9.8 = 222.264 newtons 58 inches = 1.47 meters 1 joule = 1 watt * 1 second = 1 newton * 1 meter 222.264 newtons * 1.47 meters = 326.73 joules 326.73 joules / 4 watts = 81 seconds, NOT 4 hours looking back at it, I think i messed up the calculations at earth's gravity, because that part is just totally wrong :P.  I'm not far enough into my physics class to know how to properly calculate that, could someone else?

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Carbon Button Lamp

The Nikola Tesla group forum is asking for new projects, so I'm posting this as a suggestion. I would love to build it myself, but I lack the tools and money. This is my first contribution to Instructables, so please comment constructively. Nikola Tesla invented the Carbon Button lamp as a kind of incandescent light, because Thomas Edison banned him from using his incandescent filament bulbs. Nikola later discovered that versions of it could also be used in wireless, trans-Atlantic telegraphy, and to investigate what we now call x rays. In fact, he even used the lamp (or something similar to it) to take x-ray photographs, 8 years before Wilhelm Rotgen discovered them.For this reason, I must warn you: this device may possibly generate x rays. I am not responsible for any harm of any kind that may or may not result from re-creating this interesting device. There are phosphors that you can buy that will absorb x rays and re-emit them as visible light. I recommend that you coat the bulb with it until you know for sure that the x rays aren't strong enough to hurt you, or if makes x rays at all. Mixing it with a phosphor made for uv light wouldn't hurt either. Theory of Operation:The bulb is powered by a Tesla Coil, or other source of high voltage, high frequency current, such as a driver for a plasma globe (actually, the modern plasma globe is descended from this kind of technology!)When the power is turned on, electricity bombards the carbon button. Because carbon isn't the best conductor, this causes the button to heat and release electrons into the bulb's vacuum (the technical name for this is "thermionic emission," or the "Edison effect") . These electrons, in turn, excite the remaining air molecules and cause them to create visible light. This is strikingly similar to how fluorescent lamps work!Supposedly, the bulb should shine 10 times brighter than an incandescent bulb.(Note that the excitation of the air molecules, not the incandescence of the button, is actually the main source of light from the bulb.)If anyone decides to build it, please post an instructable showing the steps and finished product. I suggest you get started by reading the patent, number 514,170. You may also want to read part of Tesla's lecture, "Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency."To anyone who will attempt this, I wish you good luck!

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Carbon Button Lamp

The Nikola Tesla group forum is asking for new projects, so I'm posting this as a suggestion. I would love to build it myself, but I lack the tools and money. This is my first contribution to Instructables, so please comment constructively.Nikola Tesla invented the Carbon Button lamp as a kind of incandescent light, because Thomas Edison banned him from using his incandescent filament bulbs. Nikola later discovered that versions of it could also be used in wireless, trans-Atlantic telegraphy, and to investigate what we now call x rays. In fact, he even used the lamp (or something similar to it) to take x-ray photographs, 8 years before Wilhelm Rotgen discovered them.For this reason, I must warn you: this device may possibly generate x rays. I am not responsible for any harm of any kind that may or may not result from re-creating this interesting device.There are phosphors that you can buy that will absorb x rays and re-emit them as visible light. I recommend that you coat the bulb with it until you know for sure that the x rays aren't strong enough to hurt you, or if makes x rays at all. Mixing it with a phosphor made for uv light wouldn't hurt either.Theory of Operation:The bulb is powered by a Tesla Coil, or other source of high voltage, high frequency current, such as a driver for a plasma globe (actually, the modern plasma globe is descended from this kind of technology!)When the power is turned on, electricity bombards the carbon button. Because carbon isn't the best conductor, this causes the button to heat and release electrons into the bulb's vacuum (the technical name for this is "thermionic emission," or the "Edison effect") . These electrons, in turn, excite the remaining air molecules and cause them to create visible light. This is strikingly similar to how fluorescent lamps work!Supposedly, the bulb should shine 10 times brighter than an incandescent bulb.(Note that the excitation of the air molecules, not the incandescence of the button, is actually the main source of light from the bulb.)If anyone decides to build it, please post an instructable showing the steps and finished product. I suggest you get started by reading the patent, number 514,170. You may also want to read part of Tesla's lecture, "Experiments with Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency."To anyone who will attempt this, I wish you good luck!Patent: http://www.google.com/patents?id=UpldAAAAEBAJ&pg;=PA1&dq;=514,170+tesla&source;=gbs_selected_pages&cad;=0_1Lecture: http://www.tfcbooks.com/tesla/1892-02-03.htmQuestions:What can one use for the carbon button?Could one use a modern, hollowed-out light bulb for this? (I would think there would be some problems with sealing the globe, and with the stem.)Edit: I recently found the third picture in Tesla's Colorado Springs notes and his "apparatus for the utilization of radiant energy" patent. It must be the single-electrode x ray tube I was talking about before...

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Lava lamp floor lamp with torche light on top

Hi!  I am asking to see if anyone could help me.  My brother found a floor lamp: it has a working lava lamp at the top, but on top of the lava lamp, is another  torche type lamp.  Two lamps in one. He found it along the curb, and is a store-bought item.  Anybody have any idea how to make one? I'm am NOT the inventor and need help. Thanks for any input anyone could give.  Sorry -- didn't think to take a picture so I have none to post. 

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Flashlights

I am going to buy a new high powered tactical flashlight. What is the best light you know of. I dont really care about price within some reason. I will use it for search and rescue (scouts), camping, general use, and possibly swimming/diving. Can you recommend a good one.

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How is Lamp oil made

Everyone can show you how to make a lamp. I want to know how the lamp oil is made?

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Xenon flash tubes, xenon arc lamps, and HID lamps? Answered

What are the differences between a xenon  flash tube, a xenon arc lamp, and a HID lamp? Can you turn a xenon flash tube on continuously (or pulsing fast enough so it looks like it is turned on continuously)? How? And what kind of power would it use? I am planning to make a cheap sort of torch with this. How efficient and complicated would it be, and how much light would it produce?                     Answers to any one or more of these questions are greatly appreciated                                                                                                                                        Thanks.

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DIY-Lamps. pdf not working

Https://www.instructables.com/pdf/DIY-Lamps/DIY-Lamps.pdf Not Working

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Fix solar garden lamp?

I have a couple of garden lamps that should be solar powered, but after a few years, they do not work. Is there a way to fix them? Can I make my own?

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How to recover a lamp shade?

The lamp shade on my table lamp is falling apart and I would like to recover it in fabric. Right now it is plastic covered with fabric. The frame is metal.

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