Industrial 'Light Fitting' for a Summer House

7 Materials
10 Hours
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.
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!

Suggested materials:

  • Timber offcut   (Local timber merchant)
  • Black paint   (Local paint suppliers)
  • Black cord   (Local hardware store)
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  • Shadowgirl Shadowgirl on Nov 05, 2017
    How do you turn the battery on and off? Do you use a ladder to reach it?


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