DIY wax, bulb-shaped night light – actually easy enough to do

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Not one for children or the clumsy with all the broken glass involved but as hacks go, making a wax bulb-shaped night light is actually pretty doable and quite impressive too.

Essentially, it’s a matter of pouring melted wax into a light bulb, leaving it to set, smashing the glass, hollowing out what’s left, shining a laser pen up it and never walking around in bare feet again.

Apparently the effect is a “strange, pixelated light” but perhaps the pictures don’t do it justice. Not one I’m clamoring for but if it were a rainy Sunday afternoon I’d have a crack.

How to make one (via Hack a Day)

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Daniel Sung