How to make a faucet night light


12 Responses to “How to make a faucet night light”

  1. PrettyBoyTim says:

    It’s very cool, but it would have been cooler if you could turn on/off/dim the light by turning the handle!

    • karl_jones says:

      Definitely must be turn-the-handle switch.  That’s a must.  Water on, light on.  Water off, light off.  Dimmer in between. It’s so simple, a child could do it!

      Also, the faucet must be anchored to the wall using proper plumbing fasteners — whatever Plumbers use, I dunno — sunk deep into the wall stud or masonry.  None of this “3M Strips” junk (which aren’t even in the parts list, don’t appear until the final page).  Only the finest brass fittings for my nephew!  (You have to ask yourself:  would Captain Nemo settle for 3M Strips?)

  2. Nonentity says:

    Making this with a battery-powered LED definitely looks a lot safer than homebrewing this with a normal power socket!

    There’s got to be a good way to make the batteries easier to swap out, though.

  3. . says:

    Fun looking, and agreed about the handle should be the on-off-dim switch.  But batteries?  Really? Come on. Those puny watch cells are only good for about 50 mAh: At the 10-20 mA the LED eats the cells won’t last a single night. Novelty use only…

  4. judkis says:

    this idea’s very interesting,i enjoy it then!

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  6. Ry4an says:

    Without a resistor wouldn’t that be running incredibly hot and killing the batteries very quickly?

  7. timquinn says:

    Hmpf, makes my faucet that looks like a lamp seem pretty damn silly in retrospect.

  8. sam1148 says:

    Unless you’re really good at electrical, and know insulation well. Plugging a copper fitting thingy into a socket would be a bad idea. 

  9. Ike Dahlinger says:

    Makes me want to cannibalize an existing plug in LED night that would do this. Got several of them just sitting around. Heck, you can even get LED Light bulbs for standard night lights you could gut for this.

    adding a switch to the knob would be quite nice.

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