September 29, 2020

Shooting Stars Bottle Lamp By Sean

Adding lights to your bottle lamp projects can add a certain warmth to your piece. But who ever said you couldn’t jazz things up a little as well?

Sean has sent us his latest bottle lamp creation and it is quite a show piece:

“My latest bottle lamp has a very different twist, or perhaps I should say a different rotation. 
In the bottle is a novel 3 color (RGB) power LED light bulb that has a multi-faceted dome that rotates above the colored light emitters.
The result is an explosion of glowing colors and streaks that resemble shooting stars.”


Shooting Stars
Lighted Shooting Stars Bottle

Now that you’ve seen the photo, let me just say this, ‘the photo doesn’t do it justice’. You have to watch this bottle lamp in action to truly appreciate it. Sean has graciously provided us with this little video that better show cases his project.

How cool is that?! If you ever wanted to ‘liven’ a room up a little, then adding a lighted bottle with rotating lights might be an easy way to accomplish just that.

We want to thank Sean for sending us his latest bottle lamp project.

Leave a comment below to let him know what you think.

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6 thoughts on “Shooting Stars Bottle Lamp By Sean

  1. I love the disco light could you post a ficture of the light so i would know what to look for. thanks jackie

    1. Hi Jackie, sorry for the delay but for some reason I did not recv a email notification of your post.
      The lights are made by a few manufacturers in China. I buy them direct via Ebay. Here is a link below. Don’t get shocked – the lights are $51 for a box of 10 (~5.10 each) BUT the seller also sells them in qtys of 1 and 5 units.
      I hope that helps.
      Cheers, Murray

      1. Hey Sean, Really nice bottle light! I found the bulb…what kind of base did you use & how did you cut/drill to install?
        Thanks, Jason

        1. Hi Jason,
          For these particular lights and bottles, I cut the bottle just shy of 2″ from the bottom. I made the score line right between the two lines of text to look aesthetically pleasing.

          I used a 3/8″ diamond core drill to drill a hole in the bottom section. In that hole you should insert a standard rubber grommet (1/4″ internal diameter) in order to protect your power cord.
          I suggest one of 2 methods to install the light in the bottle.
          The 1st method is simple and straight forward. Use standard lamp socket adapter avail at your local home depot or other h/w store. Below are two photos of it.
          You feed the electrical cord through the grommet into the bottle base. Attach both wires to the screw terminals. Then I use GE 100% Silicone Sealant to attach the socket to the bottom of the glass. Actually these lights do not get hot at all so you may be better advised to use fast drying epoxy cement. But use whatever you have that will stick to the glass.

          The 2nd method is more involved because it involves disassembly of the light bulb. I am pretty fussy about how high the light bulb sits in the bottle especially when the bottles are short. So in order to save about 1″ to 1 1/2″ inches, I disassemble the light bulb, glue the power supply circuit horizontally beside the motor, glue 3 spacers as feet to it and then glue the whole assembly into the bottle. Yes, it is a bit of work just to save an inch so I recommend you use the socket and see if that’s good enough for you.
          If not, then email me and I can provide you the details on how to disassemble the light.
          Regardless of which method you use, I also recommend that you drill a 1/4″ hole on both sides of the line cord hole, for ventilation. These 2 small holes create a chimney effect to draw warm air out the top of the bottle. This venting prevents any heat build up and will prolong the life of your lamp.
          Good luck with your project.
          Cheers, Murray

  2. WOW! Thank you so much for all the details Sean. I’m new at this so I may not take apart the bulb. Really appreciate all the info & pics!
    Thanks again, Jason

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