Green Lamp Project

This is a lamp made from junk parts in your garage and is energy efficient.

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

you will need the following:

~a light base or base from an old lamp

~ a flouresent bulb(or regular if your not going green)

~ an old cord (extention, computer, etc., as long as it has a standard wall piece)

~an empty 2 liter coke bottle (green looks really cool)

~ a small piece of wood that your light base can fit on

~ nails or wood screws

~tools: wire cutters, screw driver,

Step 2: Begin Building

First youll need to drill a hole into the side and bottom of the wood.Cut the wire on the end w/o the wall plug in. Then feed the cord through the side and out the center.

Step 3: Wiring

Now strip the end of the wire. Make sure you have a little less than an inch exposed. Unscrew the wiring screws, make two hook shape with the exposed part of the wires. DO NOT CUT!!!!!!

Step 4: Finishing Up

Screw down the base to the wood. I would recomend making a pilot hole first. Spray paint the wood with a primer, then spray paint down your color of choice. Let the paint dry. Then unscrew th screws a little bit. Cut the 1st inch and a halve from the top of the bottle off. Sqeeze it and put it on to make sure it fits. Take it off make nessasary changes. Now gently screw in the light bulb. Put the bottle back on, and plug the lamp in. Enjoy the light.



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    8 years ago on Introduction

     WOW, i posted a instructabule like this one just two days ago.

    you could also cut a green wine bottle for this and it would be a little more sturdy just a small suggestion moo

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Mr. Handyman, Thank you for posting your creation and instructions on how to have the very same thing for myself. Your instructions were clear and I feel that I could do this myself. Great job!! Kovax

    Brad, How awesome! This is an awesome invention and wish we could just understand how it works! You are officially our tech-no man for our house. Great work, Travis and Julie


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the compliments and and I think its awesome you posted me on the daily hack.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    No problem! It really is a great project...thanks for sharing it with the rest of us. :-) Charlie Flowers