Redskapsbod bonus – Experiment med en vanlig fasadlampa

Garden shed bonus - Experiments with a wall light

Sofia is now finished with the tool shed and provides a little bonus blog on modifying a standard facade lamp so that it can be plugged into LightsOns system.

Important! This is not something you should do if you don't know what you are doing. Even if this is 12 volts, it is important to get it right. Keep in mind that warranties do not apply to products that you damage yourself.

It is time for the promised bonus blog. It will be an experiment that I have been thinking about for a long time. I really like the old barn lights and really want one over my tool shed door. My idea is to combine a regular tin lamp with a Luna lamp. I have rust-proofed the metal lamp with a transparent wax used for the underside of cars. Otherwise, the shade and all parts of the lamp will rust (you can leave it in place if you prefer). It works just as well to mount a Luna to a vintage screen if you’re lucky enough to find one at a flea market.

Why do I not buy a lamp that is ready for outdoor use? They are often expensive and because I don't have a 230V socket for the shed so this is the smartest and cheapest option. I also want to control the lamp with the same system that I already have. A bonus for me is that it will be really fun to see how it will turn out! Follow along…

I start by drilling holes in the lamp so I can attach Luna there. I fasten with cable ties first and then with steel wire. Then I cut of the lamp's original cable (not the Luna).

I Route Luna's cable out straight back through the hole that I drill in the back of the screen. I then run the cord run along "the gooseneck" and secure it with black cable ties. It looks surprisingly good despite the cable being exposed. You naturally have to be precise (by the way, I found an even smarter solution right after this blog was published - As soon as I find a new lamp or a new screen, I'll add a bonus blog to my bonus blog!).

I drilled a hole in the facade, lead the cable through and plugged it together with the other lights that I prepared. Thereafter I fill the drill hole for the cord with black silicone.

It was in fact, much easier than I thought! Easy peasy!