Simple Solar Lamp Post




Introduction: Simple Solar Lamp Post

After making the larger solar lamp post out of the old gas lamp post.
My parents have asked for something similar.

I had a larger single 12 volt landscape light..
Drilled a hole in the top of the light.
Using silicon, I attached a solar landscape light to the top of it.
Sprayed silver paint inside the top.
Then put a small reflector in the bottom.
I then took a 5' long piece of 1" conduit, put it in a large tin coffee can and added quickcrete (and water).

The landscape light slides down into the 1" conduit perfectly.

Note: The solar light is the same type as used in my Solar Safety Cones. A neighbor gave me several and I put new batteries in them. Lowes has these solar lights for sale at $2 each. The new rechargeable batteries were also purchased in the solar light section at Lowes.

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    3 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Wow. Amazing how we can still come up with great, yet very simple Instructables. I'll be doing this on my next day off. Thanks for posting it!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    another great idea ! I used a full size yellow cone we use when the grankids are playing near the street, it looks really cool at night. I'm always finding short pieces of PVC pipe that could be turned into something like this "ible" shows. Thank you for sharing the idea


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    PVC pipe would work great.
    The 1" conduit was an extra piece I had leftover from my windmill masts.
    Amazing all the uses that can be done with those simple landscape lights!