LED lights as a night light are often used by many people as it tends to illuminate more space than traditional lighting. It emits brighter light. But that is just one of its many appeals.
This type of lighting system requires minimal energy. But despite that, it still produces brighter lights compared to other lighting systems that use more energy. Also, it has longer life. The bulbs do not burn out easily as it does not use filaments. You may spend more on LED bulbs but technically, you are saving more.
Here is a step by step procedure on how you can make your own LED night light:
Step 1: You need to prepare all the materials first. Most of the materials are recyclable stuffs. Get a glass bottle (transfer the contents of a glass bottle to a pitcher if you have an unopened bottle in your fridge), a switch, some wires with copper inside, pieces of broken glass, a cutter, soldering iron and of course the LED bulbs. You can purchase the bulbs from an electronics store.
Step 2: Using the cutter, puncture a hole on the top lid of the glass bottle. The size of the hole should fit the switch. You can also purchase switches, preferably a rocker switch at the electronics store or the hardware store. You can also use the switch of your old flashlight.
Step 3: Now attach the switch to the hole. Make sure that it is secured tightly. Use adhesive tape or glue so it won’t come off. If you used glue, give it a few minutes to dry off completely.
Step 4: Using the soldering iron, connect the lead wires of the bulbs to the switch. Once they are already attached, let the soldered part cool down first. Afterwards, insert the light into the glass and secure the lid.
Step 5: Now you can use your makeshift night light. Switch it on to see the effects. The glass should magnify the light. You can also use various colors of bulbs if you want a different ambience to your room. Also, you can include a potentiometer to the circuit to act as the brightness controller.
Make sure you follow these steps carefully so you can successfully make a home-made lighting system. Once you have mastered this, you can make your own circuit board and device a different kind of home lighting system that can work well in other parts of your house such as your garden.