Asked on Oct 02, 2016

Make this lamp into a solar lamp

Marie DeSalvo
by Marie DeSalvo
Have a problem. How could this lamp be made into a solar lamp for my yard. The globes are plastic and I do not want to cut into the globes. Is there a way to have an exterior solar power and single lights inside the globes. Thanks.
q make into solar lamp, go green, lighting, outdoor furniture, repurpose furniture, repurposing upcycling
  7 answers
  • Velma Velma on Oct 05, 2016
    Try buying a few outdoor solar lights that will be able to fit in the top part of each globe. You will need to be able to cut a circled diameter in each globe at the top. Insert the solar part of the outdoor solar fixtures inside. This is just a thought. The solar fixtures can be found at Dollar Tree or Ross most times. The solar lights usually come with a rechargeable battery. I hope this helps!

  • J J on Oct 05, 2016
    I have placed $1 solar lights inside glass globes, which allow the sun to charge them during the day and it has worked out well. If you replaced the white globes with something clear or partially clear, this could work for you too :)

  • Natasha Benua Natasha Benua on Oct 06, 2016
    you can buy LED bulbs with solar elements, extend wires and reach them through the lamp post. Solar elements you can easily mountain on a sunny wall for solar panels:

  • Sandy Sandy on Oct 08, 2016
    There are pretty round solar lights, remove the globes and replace with the solar lights. Then you can change back if you want. Another choice is to paint the bulbs with glow in the dark paint. Takes a lot of paint, but the result is pretty amazing.

  • Martha Earles Martha Earles on Oct 12, 2016
    can you remove the globe without cutting it? should beable to if you have light bulbs in it ,you would have to change out if one bulb went ot, if you can then remove the globe and buy you some solar lights that you stick in the ground and put them in them ( by first removing the wire unless they are gas

    • Marie DeSalvo Marie DeSalvo on Oct 13, 2016
      the globes do come out, but they are opaque and I am afraid that the light from the sun wouldn't penetrate through them. also I have had suggestions to make a hole in the globe. I don't know about that because I don't want to crack the globe itself.

  • Martha Earles Martha Earles on Oct 13, 2016
    take a globe off put a solar light under it and let it stay all ay, then when it gets dark see if the sun penetrates it ,are they painted? or did they come the way they are?

  • Gerri silecchia Gerri silecchia on May 30, 2017
    I've had 2 of these in my basement for 5 years...didn't pay as much as these you think I can convert/repurpose to solar? Any ideas what kind of solar light I should buy?
    Would appreciate any ideas or suggestions.

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    • Gerri silecchia Gerri silecchia on Jul 04, 2017
      here it is