Everyone can show you how to make a lamp. I want to know how the lamp oil is made?
Posted by moonviper 9 years ago
Hi! I am asking to see if anyone could help me. My brother found a floor lamp: it has a working lava lamp at the top, but on top of the lava lamp, is another torche type lamp. Two lamps in one. He found it along the curb, and is a store-bought item. Anybody have any idea how to make one? I'm am NOT the inventor and need help. Thanks for any input anyone could give. Sorry -- didn't think to take a picture so I have none to post.
Posted by mdiehl 4 years ago
Hi, I've discovered this site just yesterday.... I try to use the search engine but it doesn't help. I'm preparing a location for a video. Now, I need to simulate an almost broken lamp, you know, a lamp that flickers. We're using incandescent lamps. It is possible to build a switch (or something else) that can simulates this effect on an incandescent lamp? Tnx in advance, ciao
Posted by feed 10 years ago
These lamps made by Kozo Lamps in Israel with bits of plumbing are pretty inventive and cool. I'm not a fan of stuff made with plumbing normally, but I do have to admit that the knob light switches are a nice touch. Thanks to Tool Using Animal for finding the source. Kozo Lamps via Core77
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Hello!I have looked all over the internet and cannot find:* Drum Shaped Wire Frame Lamp Shadesor * Contemporary Lamp BasesDoes anyone have any suggestions?Thank you!Jeff
Posted by design101 9 years ago
I need help in finding a replacement part for a swing arm magnifying lamp. I have search far and wide online but could not find any. I have also tried the company that I had purchase from (2 Years ago) they do not carry replacement parts. The lamp is a Alvin lamp desk clamp, the lamp is in excellent and working condition. The only problem is the swevil part that connects the lamp head to the the swing arm. ( see pics) Any alternative idea or sudsititude would be helpful. Thanks
Posted by RamonC2 2 years ago
This is the project: https://www.instructables.com/id/SpectrumLED-V20-the-ULTIMATE-Variable-Spectrum-Lam/ I want to upgrade the telescoping arm mostly because I can, not because I must ;) I don't open/telescope it very often because right now it's too long at its shortest position. I adjust the swiveling "head" all the time, and when the rod is tightened so it's easy for me to telescope it, the head swivels which is annoying. I would like to separate them. I already have an idea which I think will be good for the swiveling head: http://woodgears.ca/tripod/head.html I've come up with the idea of making a scissor lamp, but I don't think that will be very simple to make, so I was wondering if anyone has a simpler and better idea for making something that telescopes (and locks). Add pictures ⋅⋅⋅ᴬᶰᵈ ᴱᴱ'ˢ, ᴵ'ᵐ ᵃʷᵃʳᵉ ᵒᶠ ᵗʰᵉ ᶠᵃᶜᵗ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ᴵ'ᵐ ᵖᵒʷᵉʳᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᵉˢᵉ ᴸᴱᴰ'ˢ ᶦᶰᶜᵒʳʳᵉᶜᵗᶫʸ ⁽ᴺᴼᵀ!⁾, ᵇᶦᵗ ᶦᶠ ʸᵒᵘ ˢᵗᶦᶫᶫ ʷᵃᶰᵗ ᵗᵒ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗ ᵗʰᵃᵗ, ᵖᶫᵉᵃˢᵉ ᵈᵒ ᶦᵗ ᶦᶰ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗˢ ˢᵉᶜᵗᶦᵒᶰ ᵒᶰ ᵗʰᵉ ᴵᶰˢᵗʳᵘᶜᵗᵃᵇᶫᵉ ᵗᵒ ᵏᵉᵉᵖ ᵗʰᵉ ᶜᵒᵐᵐᵉᶰᵗˢ ˢᵉᶜᵗᶦᵒᶰ ʰᵉʳᵉ ᵒʳᵍᵃᶰᶦᶻᵉᵈ, ᵗʰᵃᶰᵏˢ⋅ Any ideas would be really appreciated :)
Posted by Yonatan24 1 year ago
Hid lamps (sodium and halide) are used for outdoor lighting they are sensitive to momentary power interruptions (even the smallest ones that dont make computers reboot) and mechanical stress (like beating the electrical pole with the lamp). they extinguish and need some minutes to cool down before they strike again i thnk it should be possible to kick out the lamps with emp (electro magntic pulse) as well. how strong pulse is needed to affect this kind of lamp ? is it possible to pack such energy in a portable device ?
Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago
I'd like to learn how to make a Salt Lamp. I've seen Himalayan Salt Lamps for sale, however himalayan salt contains uranium! So I'd like to know how to make one myself, perhaps from sea salt or rock salt or something. If anyone knows how to do this, please share your knowledge!
Posted by DaveySprocket 8 years ago
I have one of those handy articulated-arm magnifier lamps but the TOTALLY CHEAP INADEQUATE CRAPPY clamp base not only broke but gouged my desk as it did. I have beginner woodworking skills and tools; can someone make an Instructable on building a better replacement? The lamp and the arms and everything are fine, it was just the cheap plastic clamp that broke.
Posted by threeoutside 2 years ago
Ryan McElhinney makes funky lamps and frames with lots of old action figures. They're all glued together in what looks like some battle royale and coated with one color for a unifying look. The results are pretty awesome. Check out the link below for more pictures. Ryan McElhinney via Neatorama
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
I have to make a battery powered lamp for a school project but having no experience or knowledge whatsoever in electronics I really need help! I'm using a halogen GU10 bulb which is 35W, 240V, toggle switch and 2 AA batteries. Can someone please explain how I would wire the light bulb to a toggle switch and batteries? Also, do I need a resistor anywhere? Apparentely halogen bulbs aren't really suitable for lamps, so should I change to a superbright LED? Thanks!
Posted by jemily 10 years ago
I have this 6-volt Lamp it's kind like what you would find in one those 6-volt flash lights except that this is like a stand alone lamp and it has two wires that come out of it but only seems to work at 6-volts, so I have a large 6-volt battery and a 7.5 volt output power adapter I was wondering if 7.5 volts would be too much power to use to power the lamp I don't want to blow it up. I don't know if it'll even work at 7.5 volts because I tried a 9-volt battery and it won't power on with it. The image is the same lamp I have except mine is connected to a base and has two wires that come out the bottom I would like to find another way to power it besides using a large 6-volt Battery. Any Suggestions.
Posted by Graydant 3 years ago
Have about 1500 colorful straws lying around after your last party? Of course you do! Instead of tossing them out you can clean them up and make this technicolor lamp that a kid would love.The directions are pretty helpful, but could use some process shots. So if anyone's looking for an Instructable idea, here you go. Straw Pendant lightvia Make blog
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
I have a set of MRI scans of my knee. I make lamps and want to make a lamp shade out of these scans. A friend says, no - they will burst into flames. Another pal says, yes - go for it, get an old lampshade from Salvation Army, remove the cloth and clip the MRI scans to the wire armature. Oh, and if I make one, to be sure to use a low watt bulb. I think the scans are cool. But if they burst into flames, that would be bad. So - any idea how this could safely be done? Thanks.
Posted by mandodeb 9 years ago
A Virginia Tech student designed an LED lamp that is powered by gravity. It is called the Gravia, and it took second place at the Greener Gadgets competition in NYC. Gravity as a renewable energy source? Amazing!From http://pesn.com/2008/02/19/9500471_Gravity_Lamp/Concept illustrations of Gravia depict an acrylic column a little over four feet high. The entire column glows when activated. The electricity is generated by the slow fall of a mass that spins a rotor. The resulting energy powers 10 high-output LEDs that fire into the acrylic lens, creating a diffuse light. The operation is silent and the housing is elegant and cord free Ã¢â¬â€ completely independent of electrical infrastructure.The light output will be 600-800 lumens Ã¢â¬â€ roughly equal to a 40 watt incandescent bulb. Each drop of the gravity mechanism runs the light over a period of four hours.To "turn on" the lamp, the user moves weights from the bottom to the top of the lamp. An hour-glass like mechanism is turned over and the weights are placed in the mass sled near the top of the lamp. The sled begins its gently glide back down and, within a few seconds, the LEDs come on and light the lamp, Moulton said. Ã¢â¬ÂItÃ¢â¬â¢s more complicated than flipping a switch but can be an acceptable, even enjoyable routine, like winding a beautiful clock or making good coffee,Ã¢â¬Â he said.Moulton estimates that GraviaÃ¢â¬â¢s mechanisms will last more than 200 years, if used eight hours a day, 365 days a year.The winner of the Greener Gadgets competition was the Enerjar.
Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago
I was going through a box of junk a University Lab wanted to get rid of and I pulled out a Deuterium Lamp. This small thing produces a steady blue-green light as powerful as a camera flash, but most of the light these things create is in the UV Spectrum. I Feel like I must make something with this. My First thought is to block the UV so I don't blind anyone and turn it into a bike light, but I already have an epic 300 LED bike light. Can anyone think of a good application for a powerful source of UV Radiation?
Posted by kramerr 9 years ago
Hello people of earth! I am making an installation about the Swedish summer. One of the main part of the installation are lights that react to you when you stand close to them. With react I mean, when one gets close enough, the lights should be switched on. if one leaves again, the lights should be switched of. Do any of you have an idea how this could work? I've been researching the web for ages, but with little result. Hope to get some feedback! Boris
Posted by Summer365 8 years ago
Fungi are kind of fascinating in general and everyone should be able to appreciate a good lamp. This combination offers both in one awesome place! The home site for the artist is in Japanese but we found it via a blog post on Tokyobling's Blog. "Someone" should do an Instructable!
Posted by Culturespy 8 years ago
Hi I have an idea but dont want to buy stuff and its a bad idea in the end. Now is it safe to put christmas lights in a pvc tube that has drill holes. With an opaque plastic cover. I would like the holes to be of different sizes and in random locations or in a wavy idea. I am not sure of how to mount to a wall horizontally or vertically. I like the idea of led;s because they make no buzzing . Maybe someone got any ideas? Thanks
Posted by enoted 8 years ago
I have a high voltage lamp driver that i took out of an old projector, I want to know if i wil be able to make a jacobs ladder or plasma globe with it? It supplies 25kv or 12.5kv on each of the two wires? it was used to power the lamp of the projector and it connected directly with the lamp wires. PLEASE HELP!
Posted by Francoisler 4 years ago
Hello! I am try to make a pendant bottle lamp, but want to do it as professionally as possible. I found this picture online with a great polished cap and a bushing for the wire at the top of the bottle but cannot figure what or where to get it from. Any help?? Thanks Paris
Posted by PM Glass 4 years ago
Here is an art project from some designers that I came across and have been trying to reverse engineer. If anyone has any idea's on how to power and connect the fluorescent tube it would be greatly appreciated! Here is a description from the web: Design duo Mischer’Traxler, Wien | Austria, started their project to focus on light sources and came up with the idea to combine two lamps into one. This way they created a new design that uses a energy-efficient fluorescent tube bulb and gives the lamps a whole new character. The name of this lamp is ‘Relumine‘ and plays on the fact that we all have to switch from old light bulbs to new energy saving light sources. The fun and challenge is to combine different type of lamps, like a hanging pendant with a floor lamp, a floor lamp with a desk lamp or different heights and hardware. Each Relumine uses two, discarded lamps, which are disassembled, sanded, newly lacquered and adapted with newer technology, before they are connected by a glass tube which holds the fluorescent tube. Together these two lamps need less energy than each one in its previous life.
Posted by dan.d 5 years ago
Hi guys, I am creating pipe lamps and I noticed here some lamps with on/off switch which is included in the pipe...not outside on the cable. Can you give me a hint where do you get these or how do you create them? something like this switch, or similar http://www.hometone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kozo-ligh-pipe_9DhRD_24431.jpg thanks
Posted by bejbe01 4 years ago
I've seen several lamps made from plastic bottles and seldom is much effort made to make the form of the bottle into its own creature. This lamp made by South African designer Heath Nash does just that with curvy cuts into the plastic bottles and layers that make it much more appealing. Multicolored Chandelier Made From Recycled PET Bottle Pieces
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Hey guys, I recently got this silver lamp, which I've filled with kerosene. The only problem is every time I light it, it lets off a thick line of black smoke? I've tried trimming the wick down, but it hasn't helped. Does anyone have any experience with this, or any suggestions?
Posted by snazzyjazzy 6 years ago
Check out this neat little lamp I found at Lowes. It's got pencil and paper holding "hands", LED bulb "head", and fully adjustable joints. Impulse buys FTW! I was supposed to be looking for a ceiling fan :P An Instructable on how to make one of these would be cool.
Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 10 years ago
About a year ago, I came across this LED lamp that was on sale at my local Target store. It caught my eye because it had a little tray at the base of the lamp along with a USB port for charging my devices. Since the first time I plugged it in and turned it on, it makes a buzzing noise. At first it didn't bother me, but now that I am spending more time at my workbench it has become annoying. I understand it is kind of common for LED bulbs to do this because of the dimmer switch being outdated, however this lamp is not dimmable nor is it a "bulb" so to say. It's about 7-9 SMD LEDs on a circuit with a rocker switch. If it makes a difference, I do have my lamp plugged into a surge protector and don't have anything plugged into the USB port located at the base of the lamp. What can be done (other than throwing it away, of course) to stop the buzzing noise coming from the lamp? Thanks in advance!
Posted by TXVisual 1 year ago
5mm Round Red LED LampType: LED lamp Wavelength: 630-640nm Forward current (mA): 20 Forward voltage (V): 1.7-2.8 Luminous intensity (mcd): 5,000-8,000 Lens color: water clear Viewing angle: 15-degree Applications: for light, indicator and illumination
Posted by Ewan Chen 11 years ago
I wonder if anyone has any suggestions on how to build a lamp that looks something like this (Perch Light by Umut Yamac). This one was made out of archival paper and solid state LEDs. I can't tell whether it's nothing but folded paper or has glued components.
Posted by talycat 1 year ago
Just hoping to gather any suggestions on how I might approach making a replica of this lamp for personal use. The wood and the circuit I think I'll be able to find online, but how would I approach molding translucent colored mushrooms with leds apparently embedded inside? I imagine I might be able to pull it off with resin molding, but would I color the resin with a pigment, or would I just paint the color on? And how would I make molds of mushrooms, anyway? Thanks for any help, -Gabe
Posted by ghernandez9 5 years ago
I'm trying to find some solution for an articulating arm to go into an LED lamp project. I'd like either something cheap or something I can build, but so far I haven't had much luck. I could always dismantle an existing lamp, but it sort of defeats the purpose to buy a working lamp and take it apart to make another lamp. Any suggestions?
Posted by pfhorge 11 years ago
One of the greatest DIY projects to try out is the lamp. Everyone can use a good lamp or two and here are ten different approaches to bringing light to the darkness. Redo the ideas exactly, tweak them, or even mash them up. As long as the result lights up your life and makes you happy it'll be worth the effort. Mad Scientists Light by tim-1138 The perfect touch for that lab you've been dreaming of putting together. Japanese lamp from recycled materials by PKM Put a bit of scrap materials together in this clever way and you'll be able to add a touch of class to your den. Big lamps from Ikea lampan lamps by daan These lamps are quite plain on their own, but start putting them together and you can make something amazing. Universal lamp shade polygon building kit by dan This classic Instructable uses only one cutout shape to create and extraordinarily wide array of lamp shapes. Geometric Cut Paper Table Lamp by drips Start cutting up paper to create a lamp and you'll soon see that the possibilities are endless. Keep experimenting with shapes and sizes to get the light you want. Paper Wall Lamp by naedhi One string of rope lights and a slick use of paper to diffuse the light creates a nice modern lamp. Again, you can tweak the design however you want. RGB Color Controllable High Power LED Room + Spot Lighting by dan Want some bright lights and the power to create whatever color you want? Then take the plunge into high power LEDs and see how much fun you can have. Small eco-footprint living room light by marc_alain Instead of just saying it's green, this Instructable even provides a life cycle analysis. Either way, the lamp itself looks good enough to build even if it wasn't super efficient. Audio Visual Art....FOTC Style by scooter76 Make some art and light up the room at the same time. Don't care much for the New Zealand duo? Then put whatever you want on there. Night Stand Charging Station Lamp by drocko Function meets more function with this lamp that does double duty as a charging station for all your electronic gizmos.
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago
We'll be holding our first Lamps & Lighting contest very soon! Click here to get a preview of the contest. The contest is open to entries March 4th - April 15th, so get brainstorming. :D We're looking for creative lamps, lighting solutions and lots of fantastic reuse. Enter your best lamp or lighting build and you could win a Kindle Fire HD, a RGB LED light bulb or some fancy wire cutters! P.S. - Make sure you don't post your project before March 4th or it will be ineligible to enter the contest.
Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago
I live in an old historic apartment building that only has over-head lights in the kitchen and bathroom. My living room, and both bedrooms have just floor lamps and bedside lamps. The problem is, if you come home when it's dark, you have to fumble through int eh dark to get to the floor lamp. I would like to have a remote control that I can fix to the wall just inside the door, so I can walk in, and basically switch on my lights, without having to grope for them in the dark. There may already be a product on the market like this, but I cannot find one. So, I'm willing and excited about making one. Anyone got any ideas?
Posted by Dolmetscher007 3 years ago
Is there such a thing as a switch that is touch sensitive so just a tap will activate it. I want to make a lamp out of an empty glass coke bottle and i want to be able to touch the cap to activate it. Im looking for a small piece of silver metal that will match the cap so i can place it on top, OR a way to make the actual cap the switch. Thanks!
Posted by um0123 9 years ago
Hi, I'm new on the forum so please forgive me if I will make some mistakes..English is not my native language. I want to make a pedant lamp for myself, something like that in attached images. Maybe someone can figure this out how it is made? Need a frame or something? First I was thinking that inside is a roller but now I do not know how to go about it.. And How to tie these folds... I watch a tutorial of Ikea Kappa lamp and there was used a frame. I have a pcv and others materials so I wanna use them has anyone an idea? Thanks For your help :) :)
Posted by wiolaw 4 years ago
Hello Does anyone have any idea how to create this effect. My understanding is that the bottle was diamond cut from the bottom and the electrons were fed in. My main questions are around the bulb. Is there anyway to get the same effect using LED lights? What if we were to arrange fiber optics wires in a spiral arrangement and shine an LED at the end. Would it work?
Posted by gnanda 10 years ago
WARNING: Mechanically inexperienced Newbie post below. Your patience is appreciated. :)Some of you may have seen this lamp online somewhere:http://www.hulgerisation.com/?page_id=60I'd like to try and make a lamp that works like this. As mentioned above, my experience is virtually non-existent when it comes to taking machines apart and hacking into them, but I possess a decent amount of common sense, and I'm pretty handy when it comes to tools. I'd like this to be my first project of this type. It seems simple enough: take a lamp base, a clock spring and a dynamo flashlight aaaand.... then what? Okay, so maybe it's not so simple. But to some of you, I'm sure it's probably a piece of cake, right? So if you've got the time and would like to explain how to do this, I'd truly appreciate your help.I found this instructable to be informative, https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Wind-up-Headboard-Reading-Light/but ultimately, it's not what I'm looking for. The key is the key for me with this lamp. It is visually appealing to me. Secondly, I would like lighting component to be that of a standard lamp- incandescent or CFL. If anyone has some kindly advice to offer, I would truly appreciate it. Thank you for reading!
Posted by elissam 10 years ago