How to Turn Your Oil Lantern in to an Led Lantern

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So here is my first instructable. So be soft on me.

Here is me showing you how to transform your oil lantern in to a led lantern the easy way. And you are still able to change it back just by removing the non original parts.

Tools needed:
wire cutters
Wire
12v power supply
3 5mm leds (any color you want)
1 100ohm resistor. (i used 2 cos i didnt have the right one. So soldered them in series)
Hurricane lantern
soldering iron
solder
pcb
hot glue (who can think of a life without)
1 table tennis ball

This can be done in about 45min
have fun.

Step 1: Buy an Old or New Storm Lantern or Hurricane Lantern or What Ever Its Called.

first you buy a new or old storm lantern. And remove the wick. You dont need it but save it. you never know.

Step 2: Remove the Glass.

ok so be careful not to break the glass. Get a set of those small table tennis balls and cut them in half. You need it as a diffuser. Hot glue one half on to the base. Now carefully place the glass back.

Step 3: The Leds

i used 3 20 mA warm white 5mm leds. but you can use what ever you want. Now...as there isn't a lot of space you want the board as small as possible. I used 2 80 ohm resistors as i didnt have 100 ohm. Soldered them in series. And to seal them from moisture i used hot glue .And also used hot glue to fix the board in place. Also remember you don't want any shorts so the glue acts as isolation.

Step 4: Powerrr and Finished Product

So at my local hardware store i found this cheapo 12v 1.2a power supply. was about 3€. Just connect the wires and presto....one led hurricane lantern. yes i know you can buy them. But this is a real quality brand lantern and with these mods you can still change it back to a oil lamp just by removing the non original parts

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    paulgs15147

    2 years ago

    You mentioned soldering everything in series, you did not show the soldered side of the PCB, does that include the LEDs?

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    springefactory

    3 years ago

    Thx i need this for my green lantern power battery
    I give you a Credit!

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    radiograf

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Very nicely done, I like the fact you can go back to using it as an oil lamp if you need to. I did something similar with a candle lantern years ago, just by wrapping Christmas lights around the candle. Allows you to light the candle on special occasions.

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    randomrayradiograf

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I like your idea with the christmas lights, I used them to light closets and book shelves too.

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    Sleutel13 radiograf

    Reply 3 years ago

    thank you. i have to say, i only made it like this because the lanterns are 16€ each. And was the "on sale" price. Normally they go for 27€.

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    randomray

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea, I like that you can change it back too. "Just in case."

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    Sleutel13 cszhaoqm

    Reply 3 years ago

    no. i want to change the lamps back to oil when i want to.

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    neat work. I have two lanterns sleeping in store, time to give them an upgrade. Many thanks.

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    hegure_ryu

    3 years ago

    Not bad for a first 'able. I really like the idea. Just a few spelling errors. I would replace the cursing with more articulation of what you did.

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    Sleutel13 hegure_ryu

    Reply 3 years ago

    tbh i am not english so i try. Dont know about the cursing? I fixed some of the spelling errors. ?