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Old 08-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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5 gal Bucket Light

Saw this for the first time this weekend...googled it and found this link. Its a Bucket Light. Looks cool at night!! Anyone Make one?

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #2
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I have one. But it is a 2.5 gallon bucket.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:13 AM   #3
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Yes , 5 gallon. 60 w bulb. ... Make sure you take extra bulbs
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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I did mine a lil' different
5 gallon bucket
Bought a ceramic light bulb base like for closet light for celling
Mounted it on bottom inside , ran bolts through the bottom of bucket through ceramic base , washers and nuts on inside
I had a 12'. 18 gauge ext cord , wired it the base and store it inside

When using unsnap bucket , pull out cord and snap back on lid and hang up

Left the top lid alone , did not want to drill holes in top , water could get in ?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #5
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My grandfather has made several of those out of some decorative plastic flower pots that are about 2.5\3 gallons. He drilled the sides and put colored plastic beads in it to make some designs, really neat looking, i'll post pictures next time I can get some of it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
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I did mine a lil' different
5 gallon bucket
Bought a ceramic light bulb base like for closet light for celling
Mounted it on bottom inside , ran bolts through the bottom of bucket through ceramic base , washers and nuts on inside
I had a 12'. 18 gauge ext cord , wired it the base and store it inside

When using unsnap bucket , pull out cord and snap back on lid and hang up

Left the top lid alone , did not want to drill holes in top , water could get in ?
I would like to see more info on ur version before I build one!....Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Made mine using a 2 1/2 gallon bucket and a 7 watt CFL yellow bug light.

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 AM   #8
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I used a drop cord light with a 50' cord. the bucket is the cord case along with my other electric cord we carry. solved two problem with one fixture.
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Very cool idea.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #10
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this is my second bucket light the first one I use a blue rope light in a white bucket this one I used a green menards bucket inside is a ceramic ceiling light fixture screwed to the bottom with either a 25w or 40 watt white florescent bulb.


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