Energy and Money Saving DIY Wooden LED Lamp

15 November 2016

LED lights are undoubtedly better value for money because they last considerably longer than standard light bulbs, plus they consume far less energy which can save money. However, their cost can deter people from buying them and this goes for household items too such as lamps.

If you would like to embrace the LED world of lighting by having an LED light in your home office for example to help reduce your energy bills then we are going to look at how to build a wooden DIY LED light. All instructions, materials and a video are included.

 

This LED lamp is ideally suited to help those who work from home for example a student, or perhaps you run a business from your house. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) are the most common form available but they consume too much power and need to be plugged into the mains constantly. LED lights are cheaper and more energy efficient and can save money in the long term, but they are still expensive to buy initially. Creating one is easy and all it requires are some basic electronic parts, some wood and a battery if you prefer for it to be portable. This means it could cost any where between $5 - $40, budget dependant. We have Darbin Orvar to thank you for the very helpful video below on how to put this all together with a contemporary finish.

Additionally, when buying the necessary materials, don’t for get to look in your closest Masters store to score some cheap closing down sale products, or utilise the Black Friday sales to find discounted items to save money.

 

Materials

Base

  • 3 x wood planks
  • LED strips lights
  • Copper wire

Tools

  • Soldering iron
  • Pliers
  • Chisel
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • PVC glue

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