Ceremonial Lightning of Lamp Using Arduino Uno





  1. Nirav Jadeja (NiravJ1)
  2. Supriya Patel

Hello friends,

The ancient tradition of lighting oil lamps has a special significance. "Knowledge removes ignorance just as light removes darkness", as it is wisely said.

In India, any auspicious ceremony is commenced by the lightning of lamp. Hence came the idea of why not make it digital or control it wireless with an app in mobile.

By doing so we are maintaining the tradition as well as trying to do some fun and innovation in it.

Below are the detailed steps of how we can make it from complete waste and present it as our best.


Step 1: Materials Needed

below are the simple materials you will need.


connecting wires

plastic bowl

PVC pipes

wood(for base. can use any alternative instead)

power bank or power surce

arduino uno

flowers(for decoration purpose)


MIT app inventor

Step 2:

Step 3: How a Traditional Ceremonial Lamp Looks

Step 4: Coding

here we will control our LEDs with the bluetooth in our phone.

it is quite simple programming.

int state;
int pin1=8;

int pin2=9;

int pin3=10;

int pin4=11;

int pin5=12;

void setup()


pinMode(8, OUTPUT);

pinMode(9, OUTPUT);

pinMode(10, OUTPUT);

pinMode(11, OUTPUT);

pinMode(12, OUTPUT);



void loop()


if (Serial.available()>0)


state = Serial.read();

if(state == '1')


digitalWrite(8, HIGH);




if(state == '2')


digitalWrite(9, HIGH);




if(state == '3')


digitalWrite(10, HIGH);




if(state == '4')


digitalWrite(11, HIGH);




if(state == '5')


digitalWrite(12, HIGH);






Step 5: MIT App Inventor

The first step will be to learn how to make an app through MIT app inventor.

Else there is also a simple way and that is to download bluetooth terminal app from the play store.

working of both will be almost same. The only main difference will be by making our own app we can make its appearance and use according to our suitability.

i have used buttons for turning on and off the LEDs while in the terminal you will have to type one and press send for turning on the LED and 0 for turning it off.

You can see the difference clearly in the pictures provided.

Step 6: Making of the Structure

Here i have used wooden sheets that were available from my friend's house.

i cut four triangles out of it and a square for their base support.

next i used PVC pipe as my holder for bowl.

next was fixing the wooden sheets together with the hep of adhesive with the pipe in middle.

You will be able to get a clear idea by referring to the picture provided.

After that you can cover the base with the help of gift wrappers and color tape.

Next take a simple plastic bowl and make a hole through its center of the size of PVC pipe.

We have to fix LEDs on its edges so we will need to make holes at equal intervals on the edge.

Step 7: Bringing Everything Together

Connect LEDs and Bluetooth module to the Arduino and place all hardware inside the bowl.

Connect the bowl on top of the pipe.

We used power bank as a power source and also covered it from plain sight.

now connect your phone's Bluetooth to HC-05. The initial password would be 1234 or 0000.

now on pressing the buttons or sending the command, you can control your LEDs wireless through your phone.

Finally, cover the whole thing up and decorate it with flowers to make it presentable.

The video shows how LEDs are turned on one after the other and the picture shows our final lamp that is the wireless ceremonial lamp.

The aim of our project to create something interesting, easy, quick and new was successfully fulfilled.

Thank You!

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    8 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Nice one, few suggestions:
    Original brass lamp(with leds) would had looked more cooler,
    Go for an arduino pro-mini, will fit well inside an actual lamp and lot more cheaper.

    I have seen temple at eranjipaalam, calicut. using warm white leds instead of 100s of oil lamps.

    1 reply

    Reply 2 years ago

    Will sure try that with pro-mini and original lamp. Thanx a lot for the feedback!


    2 years ago

    Nice One!! Cool and different approach.


    2 years ago

    Its really cool and nice, I want this lamp as a winner. This people really deserved to be winner.


    2 years ago

    Looks really aswesome.
    It seems like india is growing digital and looking dirward for more such products that saves our tradition and also adapts new technologies and new ideas...
    I would like to use it at first as it seems attractive and easy to build.


    2 years ago

    It is a really nice and beautiful project and we can also use it in appropriate ceremonies.