Outdoor lamps can add a certain glow to your home. It is also very useful late at night when it’s dark outside. Outdoor lamps can add a lot of style and functionality to your home. However, outdoor lamps at stores can cost a lot of money, especially when you want to go for high quality products. The style of the lamp can also affect the selling price. Then, you’ll have to get someone to wire your outdoor lamps. All the expenses can be very daunting, especially when you’re trying to save some cash. This is why many people opt to make their own outdoor lamps. It is very easy, and can save you a lot of money. You can make a high quality outdoor lamp with a unique style and flair for a fraction of the price of high end outdoor lamps.
Here are some steps on how to make and wire your very own outdoor lamp:
- Choose the style of your outdoor lamp. You can choose to copy the design of an existing outdoor lamp, or you can make your very own unique design. Take into consideration what you will be using the outdoor lamp for. Is it going to be purely functional? Do you want it to simply decorate your porch or do you want it to be a safety device as well? Make sure the design of your outdoor lamp will match the design of your house. Also decide on the materials of the exterior of the lamp. Make sure that you take the time to research certain materials for the exterior. You don’t want to use flammable material, as it can cause an accident when the outdoor lamp gets too hot. You should also take into consideration the light bulb you will be using and the amount of light you want your outdoor lamp to have. Coordinate these details with the design of your lamp.
- Build the housing for your outdoor lamp. Here, you can use various materials. Make sure that the materials you use are high quality. Also, keep in mind that your outdoor lamp needs to be very strong and resistant to wind and water. The best materials to use are metal, clay and glass. Do not choose materials, which can be flammable. After this, you can start assembling your outdoor lamp. Simply connect the housing with the fixture and the bulb.
- Start rewiring your outdoor lamp. To do this, you will need a plug with three prongs. You can purchase this at any hardware store. Most outdoor lamps make use of two prong plugs. You should cut and discard them as they will not be used. They are suitable for indoor use only. Feed and connect the three prong plug to your outdoor lamp. Make sure to separate the wires and to cut off the insulation of the cords before feeding and connecting the prong. Use a wire stripper to do this job.
Making your own outdoor lamp at home. It is very easy and inexpensive. Follow these simple steps and enjoy the benefits of outdoor lamps today!