Faucet Night Light

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My little cousin was on the Internet one day and found a picture online of a faucet value night light that plugged into a wall socket. He really liked it and wanted one. So he showed me the picture and asked me to make it for him. But since he doesn't have outlets near his bed, which is where he wanted it to go, I decided to make it a LED night light.

With just a few random supplies that were around my house I made my little cousin a Faucet Night Light and he loved it so much.

I hope you enjoy this as much as he did.

I found this light for sale from designer Kevin Shaffer and can be purchased here

Step 1: Materials

-Faucet/Hose Value 3/4"
-Pacifier
-(3) Small G10-A 1.5V batteries
-Micro SPST Switch
-Green Rectangular LED
-Electrical Tape
-Hot Glue Gun + Hot Glue
-Soldering Iron
-Heat Shrink Tubing
-Wiring
-Drill
-Wire Stripper/Cutter
-Optional Helping Hands

Step 2: Form the Nuclear Waste Drip

Start with destroying the pacifier by any means necessary, I used wire cutters and my multi-tool to accomplish the task. This is going to take time and patience. Then once the "nipple" part is free, make a cut down one side of it so you can add hot glue to the entire shape. Open the flaps and carefully add the hot glue, then close the flaps, some of the glue will seep out but you can just trim that later. Then you need to quickly slide the LED into there and let it sit and firm up.

To extend the leads, just solder wire to the leads.

Step 3: Drill

Mark on the valve where you want to drill then using a smaller drill bite for a starter hole, drill the hole. Then using the larger bit (big enough for the switch to fit into) drill a bigger hole. Make sure the switch will fit.

Step 4: Electrical Wiring

First you're going to need to make the battery, stack the 3 batteries on each other with wires on the top and bottom and tightly wrap the electrical around them. Connect one of the battery leads to the SPST switch. Slide the LED Drip into the Faucet Valve before you finish the soldering, otherwise you wont be able to make things fit later on. Then connect the other battery lead to the LED, which is connected to the switch.

To prevent shorts from happening use heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to cover the exposed wire.

Step 5: Finishing

This part may be frustrating, you're basically just stuffing the parts in. The battery should go in first so the switch will hold it in, slide the switch it and secure it into place with the nut.

Then place the 3M strips on the back of the unit so it can stay on the wall or other surface.

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    ReneeF19

    2 years ago

    Just checking what voytage toggle switch did you use?

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    VoicesOnAir

    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is incredible. I'm planning on making this for my girlfriend who left for college and wants something to decorate her room with. But I also have the same question as mikem5906, won't the 3 1.5 over power the 2.2v LED and burn it out? And seeing as I'm new to electrical work. could i directly solder a resistor to the wiring? Without a board?

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    button cells won't burn a LED, I connected 3 3v button cells, the LED was super bright but it didn´t blew up

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    elkaddalek

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I would put a memory button switch under the plunger of the faucet, so when you tighten the faucet it presses on it & lights up.

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    mrandle

    4 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Valve-Light-Switch-for-a-Pipe-Lamp/ This would be a really cool addition.

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    ginpero

    4 years ago on Introduction

    i really like to have one for me!!! thanks for the idea!!

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    freetree123

    5 years ago

    Ccccccooooolllllllllll. Llllloooovvvvveee it

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    kpomerleau

    5 years ago on Step 4

    It would be awesome if you could come up with an idea to make these kind of lightbulbs!
    http://1800recycling.com/2011/04/old-taps-recycle-liquid-light/#.UesC6j84uaY