And then there was light. Boring old switches and fittings don’t really do it right, do they? This single lampshade is pretty boring, but there’s so much more you can do, from decorating a lampshade to lighting up an entire room with a starfield effect, and more.
We’ve put together nine inspiring DIY lighting projects that you can use or adapt for your home. I think you will agree, the results are amazing.
Lights in a bottle
Recycling used glass bottles is without a doubt the best way to recycle after dinner, but melting down and reusing a glass isn’t necessarily the best answer: recycle them instead!
Hold bottles, drill holes in every thing filled with Christmas lights? The results are sure to impress and enhance the atmosphere of rooms of all sizes. Follow the steps below to create your own wine bottle lights. You can even expand on this idea, perhaps using an Arduino, and some colored RGB LEDs display helpful notifications.
Create a galaxy on your ceiling
Kids love looking at the night sky and pointing at the stars, so why not bring them closer?
This example uses fiber optics and when combined with a remote controlled fiber optic illuminator you can get great results with different brightness and colors. This requires a lot of work with a drill and a trip to the attic (or room above), but you can forgo that in favor of a large black sheet with holes for fiber optics.
Set the mood with DIY Ambilight
Here’s a great lighting project you can install for less than $30 — a lighting system that enhances your media center by reflecting the dominant color of the movie or TV show you’re currently watching. As with the wine bottle project above (and, to some extent, any lighting project), using fixtures in this way will change the ambiance of your TV or computer viewing area.
With this build, you get the benefit of using the better shape of the RGB LED strip and more accurate color reproduction around the edges, but both types can be useful, depending on how closely you plan to stick to the instructions or adapt them to something more suited to your needs. goals.