Quick n’ dirty garden lights

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Quick n’ dirty garden lights

This week’s EMS Labs project is about creating a set of temporary garden/outdoor lights using LEDs, coin cell batteries, and Mason jars. Easy. Cheap. Perdy.

Quick, easy, temporary, and beautiful LED garden lights

6 thoughts on “Quick n’ dirty garden lights

  1. Kozz says:

    It might be a nice addition to somehow diffuse the light by inserting into the jar a piece of paper (tracing paper, vellum, wax paper) formed into a cylinder.

  2. thomas veil says:

    Good idea!

    and to be more “green”, the use of AA acculumators is way better than dirty coin cell.
    Reusable == cheaper.

  3. LaughingJack says:

    You could spray paint the inside with some frosted glass paint.

    What is an AA Acculumator? I’m interested in using some greener stuff in a couple projects myself.

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