Resources on D.I.Y. Lighting Projects

Home Improvement Lighting
This is a site for the Do-It-Yourselfer. This site has a wide range of articles describing in detail how to design and install a wide variety of light in all parts of the house and grounds. There are articles on choosing and properly installing undercounter lights, track lighting, installing a dimmer switch, designing and installing wiring and lighting for a deck or patio, articles on how to properly light your garden and yard and even articles on buying, installing and using solar lighting. There are several articles on designing and installing yard lights, porchlights, low voltage lighting, sensor lights, shop lights, rope lights, landscape lights, outdoor security lights, even vanity lights in your bathroom. This site covers different types of lights and which type is best for which application, how to repair faulty lighting, and even tips on how to purchase lighting and stay within a budget. If you are into do-it-yourself lighting projects, this site is a must-see.

How To Make Your Own Lamp
Courtesy of, this article provides entertaining instructions on how to create your own table lamp from a simple electric blender or just about anything you have in your home.

11 DIY Ways to Decorate With String Lights All Year
String lights, anyone? Contrary to what most people are used to, string lights are not just used as Christmas decors. They can also be used for various lighting projects, thanks to their artsy and minimalist effect. Not sure about how to use string lights in your home? This article from The Spruce features different ways about how string lights can be used as indoor décor. You can put up an autumn-inspired look with a fall leaf garland or decorate the house for Halloween by using some string lights instead of candles in your jack-o-lanterns. You can illuminate a favorite piece of art with string lights, and even make light globes for your garden.

DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips for Beginners
Are you a beginning DIY-er who wants to try his hand on updating your outdoor lights? Then you are in luck. This article from The Family Handyman offers outdoor lighting tips that are easy enough to do – even for those without any electrical experience. This is because most outdoor lights use a small voltage, making it easy and safe enough. The article outlines the parts of a low-voltage lighting system and explains how these parts work together. Aside from tips involving a wire stripper, installing underground wiring and buying lighting kits, the article also explains the importance of changing halogen lights to LED lights, which cost more but use less energy.

50 DIY Pendant Light Projects on
Want to create your own pendant light without spending a dime for materials? Then, this list of 50 DIY ideas at is what you are looking for. All of these projects are made from recycled materials, such as old kitchen utensil holder, paper scrap, empty soda cans or beer cans, leftover metal sheets, used large tin cans, old cardboard, exhaust fan cover, old enameled colanders, outdated maps, old Roman shades, wood sticks, ping pong balls and even yarn pom-poms. True enough, your creativity in these projects can prove that one man's trash can be another person's treasure.

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