“Green lighting” almost always means “energy-efficient light bulbs” in these parts: we all love to debate the merits of CFLs and LEDs in comparison to old-school incandescent bulbs (which, of course, you can’t buy any more here in the US). But our friends over at sister site Crafting a Green World gave that phrase a totally different context recently by curating a sizable list of lighting-related DIY projects – from lamps to shades to chandeliers – that upcycled discarded materials.
Take a look at the list writer Bonnie Getchell put together… and let us know if you have a favorite upcycled lighting project that you don’t see listed here. Of course, if you’ve done any of these, tell us how it went.
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Steve @ Lighting Supply
Impressive collection of ideas! I’d seen the globe pendant before, which reminds me to mention that you should be careful with any kind of lampshade that uses paper / cardboard or other flammable materials, especially if you’re still using incandescent bulbs, but really for any bulb. I liked the music stand idea for our own home, and thought that the bottle cap style could be a cool collection / building project to do with kids, though not something I’d use in my home.