November 16, 2014

Path lights - more recycling

The opening of our new B&B suite required us to improve the path lighting to the house. We wanted something a bit funky and unusual. Russell had the inspiration to use some green glass high-voltage electrical insulators which he had picked up on one of his field trips.

We began with standard Bunnings 12-volt lights at $5 each - pretty boring!

Lights - before
We took off the top cover and slipped over some scrap pieces of PVC water pipe. These were various heights, painted matt black and with holes of assorted sizes cut into them to diffuse the light.

The PVC was topped by the green glass insulators to provide a gentle green glow upwards, but with the majority of the light directed down to the path.

Cheap, good looking, very funky and great recycling!

Lights - after