Tara, one of our Customer Service Reps, created yet another upcycled DIY project. This time she was inspired to find a way to use old incandescent bulbs to diffuse LED lights – a play on old and new technology. Tara shares, “I find that beauty lies within the eye of the beholder and with a little creativity you can transform an object that has lost its purpose and give it a whole new lease on life. Being eco-conscious doesn’t have to mean you lose on style!” So Tara came up with creating a wall sconce to bridge the two technologies. The wall sconce was made of plywood and garden wire frames a neighbor had thrown out along with incandescent bulbs she collected from local lighting designers, showrooms and recycled craft stores.
Lighting up the wall sconce with five Cree Dimmable LED Puck Lights and three 15″ High Power Brushed Aluminum Under Cabinet Fixtures only takes 30 watts to power compared to the 3000 watts it would need to light up each incandescent bulb. Tara also used a DC plug 1 meter extension cable, 36 watt plug-in adapter and 5-way splitter plug to complete her installation.
To learn how to create your own incandescent bulb wall sconce follow Tara’s step-by-step Instructable.
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