My Summer House required a ceiling light....but without an electricity supply, we needed a different solution. Battery operated LED lights were the obvious option. Here's how I created a light fixture using them.
Industrial 'Light Fitting' for a Summer House
First, the timber off cut was cut to size (30cm) and then varnished.
Then two 10cm screwed rods were positioned at each end of the off cut. Four wing nuts provided a guide for the cord.
The fixed beam was painted black and six eyelets screwed to the sides.
Black cord was threaded through the eyelets in a W shape...this arrangement would support the timber off cut.
The timber off cut in situ.
The cord is one continuous length making the height adjustable.
Side view. The wing nuts ensure that the cord is held in place, providing a 'cradle' for the timber offcut.
After the fixture was secure, the battery operated LED lighting was wrapped around the supported beam.
The battery unit is out of sight on top of the wood. And the project is complete! Battery operated lighting.
Let there be light!
- Timber offcut (Local timber merchant)
- Black paint (Local paint suppliers)
- Black cord (Local hardware store)
- 6 eyelets (Local hardware store)
- Threaded screws & wingnuts (Local hardware store)
- Fairy lights (Home store)
- Varnish (Local hardware store)
Published October 26th, 2017 4:51 AM
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Dagmar Riley on Dec 17, 2017I think this is a great idea! Wondering though if it is cost effective when you have to keep replacing the battery; depending on how often you would need the lights. I would probably have used a solar battery charger which don’t cost much at all but could save you quite a bit of money in the end. Here’s what i was thinking to use: