After getting back from my trip this weekend, where I observed several bucket lights at the campground...I decided to build one.
A 5 gallon bucket is too big/tall to fit in any of my storage places, but a 2 gallon would.
Trying to make it as simple as possible, I went to Home Depot and picked up a white bucket in the paint section for $3.50 plus a $2 dollar lid. I grabbed a 4 pack of 60 watt equivalent CFL bulbs (daylight) for $9. They won't get extremely hot like a regular bulb would. I use these in my house anyway. I then got a Leviton outlet to light socket plug (pic below) for $1.87..........so I got about $10 total in this.
1. Using a 1 1/4 inch spade bit, drilled a hole in the top of the lid.
2. Inserted the socket plug from the inside to the outside of the lid. It's a tight fit, but I may epoxy it later to assure it stays put and make it watertight.
3. Put in the CFL bulb and replaced the lid. It's done
Here's a few pics and also where I used an orange CFL bulb for effect to make Turbo jealous. LOL