Lights made from plastic bottles….seriously.
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Yes it work ok, I put one in my shed roof several months ago and its quite bright. I am looking at ways to get it working at night with maybe some LED’S but so far not with a lot of success. It does work at night but it will be completely different.
Ok so call us weird but we found a plastic (you know the moulded ones shaped like a little house) dog kennel on the side of the road so we grabbed it and we put a plastic bottle in the roof of that to see if it would work. Well…did it ever…the poor dog wouldn’t go in it during the day as it was too bright:jawdrop:. We used no more gaps to make sure it didn’t leak and not a drop of water got in. It didn’t give off masses of heat either which surprised me as it was quite a small space. We forgot to take a picture of course and then the dog decided he wanted to eat the dog house so sorry about that. That is what we get for putting one of his favourite chew toys in the roof of his domain.:shy:
Ah neat, thanks! We’re not fussed about it working at night, we just didn’t want it to look too dark during the day now we’ve removed the laser-light stuff. (We did the same in the shed, and even though it is darker, there are lights in there for night-time, and the windows in the day are usually enough.)
I guess the next hardest bit will be cutting the hole in a nice circle in corrugated iron. 🙂
It’s cool that it doesn’t let in a lot of heat. That’s one of the downsides to the laser-light stuff that was there before. We’ll probably give it a go soon.. but first we have to put a roof back on the spot. 😆
OMG :jawdrop: I want to put these in my shed
will attach a pic of the solar powered light I have built from some white led xmas lights
I want one in my shed too….. I wonder what supports the weight. Will try in the old A frame chook tractor first…. just in case.
That was my thought, too FeyWind. We only just got the replacement roof on yesterday (boy it’s been windy!), but we decided we really really need one in the small shed too, it has no window or anything. Really keen on trying it out, but the next question is how to cut the tin in a nice circle. 🙂 A really small circular saw? 😆
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