Since it’s Saturday Project time, I’m sharing my new invention…
Solo Cup LED Bug Light
(*** See Warning Below ***)
I use yellow lights outside because I don’t like attracting bugs (and spiders) around the GubMints Lanai.
I’m tired of the crappy FEIT Electric CFL Bug Lights (below)- They cost 5 bucks and their lifespan runs from a few weeks to a few months. The particular bulb in this photo lasted less than a month and is headed back to the recycle bin at Home Depot:
I’ve searched online for LED bug lights as an alternative, but the LED bug bulbs are underpowered and/or very pricey.
As I was troubleshooting the fixture this morning (to make sure it wasn’t a wiring or switch problem), I inserted a spare LED bulb to test the socket…. I reached past multi-colored Solo cups to find this spare bulb….
And then it hit me- Why not create my own LED Bug Lite using the original fixture and a Yellow Solo Cup trimmed to fit inside? I’ll let the photos do the talking:
If you want the link to the jelly-jar outdoor light fixture (~$11), it’s here.
*** WARNING ! Do not use a ‘regular’ incandescent bulb or CFL bulb for this project – The heat will melt the cup and/or start a fire ***
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