Rechargeable Automatic Wardrobe Lights




Introduction: Rechargeable Automatic Wardrobe Lights

About: A Senior High School Student - Indonesia

While I was changing my clothes last night, suddenly the electricity went out. I can't see the anything inside my wardobe. Looking for other light source, like smarphone flashlight? I don't know where I put my phone. It is make me frustated. Then I found this idea over my head. " The Rechargeable Automatic Wardrobe Lights".

It is quite simple to do, easy to find the material and the most important is >> "cheap" .

The power is coming from the old phone battery.

Let's check it out.

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Step 1: Preparing the Materials and Tools

Materials :

  • 2 Mini Bulb 2.5V
  • 2 Mini Bulb Fittings
  • 1 meter wire
  • 1 Razor blade
  • Electrical Tape

Tools :

  • Cutting Pliers or scissors
  • Soldering iron
  • Hot glue gun

Step 2: The Circuit

Solder the wire to the bulb fittings as paralel. It is super simple. You can follow the picture shown.

Measure the lenght of the wire. The length is about 1 meter. Or you can add more lenght as long as you need.

Step 3: The Switch

This is the important step. No switch = no lights. In this project, I'm using my DIY Switch from old razor blade. Or if you dont have one, you can use anything that made from iron to connect to the power. it is very simple to use.

If you use the razor blade :

  • cut it into 2 pieces
  • cut the sharp side to avoiding any injuries
  • stick it with hot glue, 1 to the door, and the other to the sideline of the door.
  • make sure if you open the door, the razor will touching each other.

Step 4: Connect the Wire

If you finish with the switch, let's connect the wire. Follow the scheme.

It is recommended to seal the razor and the wire with the electric tape.

Step 5: Test Run and Chargering.

Voila. It is worked fine. And I feel worry-free when the lights went off. Light off = Clothes on :D


If you use your old phone battery, just simpply put on the battery to the phone, and charge it as well.

I hope you enjoy my project.

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    3 years ago

    Nice work. Try leds for longer battery span.


    Reply 3 years ago

    thanks for the advice.. :D