Easy Rechargeable USB Lamp

About: I enjoy making things. My making them is usually based on necessity, the fact that it doesn't exist, and/or buying it pre-done would be way more expensive. I like all kinds of projects and find this site a v...

This came to me in a pinch, when I was needing a book light and did not want to kill my phone's battery to read. It worked well and I have also used it for crafting and sewing in low light areas. The lamp lasts a few hours on a full charge.

I feel most people own at least one of the items needed, if not both. If not, they are easily attainable and fairly cheap. Let's begin!

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Materials

USB Power bank (Target - Dollar Spot)

USB bendable light (Dollar Tree)

Both items are available at tons of other places, as well as online.

Step 2: "Building" the Lamp

Making sure your USB power bank is fully charged, plug your USB bendable light into the USB power bank and bend the neck to your desired position. That's it.

Step 3: Place Where It's Needed and Enjoy!!

I have found many uses for this lamp. You can even put it in translucent plastic container or empty plastic bottle to make it weatherproof, for outdoor fun or emergency purposes.

Outside Contest 2016

Participated in the
Outside Contest 2016

Summer Fun Contest 2016

Participated in the
Summer Fun Contest 2016

Backyard Contest 2016

Participated in the
Backyard Contest 2016

1 Person Made This Project!


  • CNC Contest

    CNC Contest
  • Make it Move

    Make it Move
  • Teacher Contest

    Teacher Contest



3 years ago

So simple - didn't know these parts existed!