This video is sponsored by Sengled, who asked me to create a project featuring their Pulse light bulb/JBL speaker. It’s really a fun product that screws into any regular light socket and allows you to not only control the light, but play music from your smart phone using a Bluetooth connection. Click here to check out Sengled to learn more about their full line of smart lighting.
The fun part about this project is going to the hardware store and spending time in the plumbing department experimenting with various fittings and designing a completely unique lamp. I used galvanized fittings for mine. The are easy to work with and just screw together.
After playing around with different arrangements, and coming up with something I liked, I took a picture of it and brought all the pieces home. I discovered early on that the lamp cord needs to be fed through the pipes as you build. If you try to fish it through after it’s assembled, you’ll never get it through all the bends.
I really thought the red valve looked cool. It would be great to make that a dimmer for the light. I didn’t do that because 1) Sengled bulbs can be used with a dimmer and 2) I couldn’t figure out how! So it just remains purely decorative.
I spray painted the brass lamp socket black and hooked it up the the end of the cord.
For the base, I cut a few holes in a board from an old wine bottle crate I’ve been saving for years. It looks really cool with this lamp.
Galvanized pipe caps for the feet.
I thread the cord through the center hole and screwed the lamp base to the board.
I hooked up a toggle switch and screwed it into the another hole.
I used a scrap of plywood to cover up all the wiring.
And finally, I screwed in the bulb and attached this wire cage thing I found in the electrical department of the hardware store.