Hands Free Flashlight

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About: I'm an artist who using just about anything in my art projects, a type of recycling. I haven't posted in a while because my digital camera died and I'm looking for a replacement.

Using only three items you too can have a hands free flashlight!
Walking around at night without a flashlight is a pain, but turning on lights suddenly in the dark is worse and makes my eyes hurt.

Edit:
Also good for those that may be using a cane or crutches.

Step 1: Parts and Tools

Parts:
A LED Tap Light
Thin strong tape (I used electrical tape)
Piece of wire about 12" long.

Tools:
Pliers with cutter
Ruler (or a good estimating eye)
Scissors

Step 2: Step 1 of 6

Bend the wire at each end 90 degrees about 1/2 the width of your tape.
Then up 2 inches do another bend at 90 degrees and another bend the width of the tape in the opposite direction. Repeat on the other end, see picture!

Step 3: Step 2 of 6

Find the center of the long section, place your tape centered here and bend on each side.

Step 4: Step 3 of 6

Bend the center together and tape.
Add tape to the bottom, loop around the end and

Step 5: Step 4 of 6

Tape the bottom to the base of your lights back cover so the crossover is just above the other edge, folding it over to the inside.
Add more tape to the top, folding it back over to the inside.

Step 6: Step 5 of 6

Add the back to the light and put another piece of tape across the top edge.
Bend the wire over to make a hook, with the bottom bent out some for easier clipping on.

Step 7: Step 6 of 6

Clip on your shirt collar.
Tap to light and walk in the dark!

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    8 Discussions

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    c3ralki1l3r

    6 years ago on Step 7

    This would be wonderful when i go walking at night because the mining helmet lights make you look a bit weird. Man i cant wait to make one. :D

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    iKillmasterochicken

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thats sooooooooo nasty you sick sick man

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    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    This is cool, but would it work for those push button lights you can get for like 99¢?