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I experimented with an LED round focus light, and came up with a really cool desk light or night light, and it only uses 10 watts. Let me know what you think. I think it could be used in a home run off batteries, as a way to greatly reduce energy consumption for lighting, as well as create a purpose for old unused antique insulators. These insulators come in a variety of colour, and I am definitely going to experiment with these to create some really cool accent lighting.

I used an Antique glass insulator and a 10 watt LED round focus led light.



 
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10 Watts LED sounds extremely bright for a desk light or night light. On our solar electric system, we switched over to LEDs a year ago. We use 1W LEDs for corridors and bathrooms (nightlighting), and 2W for room lighting. I read every night by the light of one 2W LED that is up high on the wall in my room. If the fixture were right over my bed I'd change it to a 1W LED. In a medium size room, I find 2 or 3 of the 2W bulbs works right for say, one person reading at the table and the other cooking at the stove.

But your fixture design is nice! I like the idea of using those old insulator thingies.
 
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Rebecca Norman wrote: 10 Watts LED sounds extremely bright for a desk light or night light. On our solar electric system, we switched over to LEDs a year ago. We use 1W LEDs for corridors and bathrooms (nightlighting), and 2W for room lighting. I read every night by the light of one 2W LED that is up high on the wall in my room. If the fixture were right over my bed I'd change it to a 1W LED. In a medium size room, I find 2 or 3 of the 2W bulbs works right for say, one person reading at the table and the other cooking at the stove.

But your fixture design is nice! I like the idea of using those old insulator thingies.



It is bright on its own but the insulator is very dense and makes the light glow nicely. I like lots of light when reading or on the computer, reading or looking at a computer screen with low light is really bad for your eyes.
 
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http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00119424/#
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I just installed these...

They work great, I'm not sure what they draw but it's not much! They currently light 2 rooms and a hallway in my house. I just cut off the plug inverter.
 
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The insulators make such a pretty glow, but I agree you could do it with less watts. But let's not forget you already cut the watts by 75-90% !!!
 
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