Turn paraffin hurricane lamps into LED lights
I used old spotlight fixtures to turn paraffin lamps into LED lights using Lumi Straight Candle LED bulbs from Lumi LED.
These LED lamps only use 4W of power, which means they will not only reduce your monthly electricity consumption and reduce your carbon footprint, but they are also ideal to using in conjunction with a generator-inverter when the power goes out.
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To turn the paraffin hurricane lamp into an LED lamp I took the old light fittings apart to remove the lamp holder. If you don't have an old fitting to take apart you can buy what you need at your local Builders. You will also need to disassemble the hurricane lamp in order to mount the lamp holder.
To secure the lamp holder into the hurricane lamp I used Pattex power glue. This was left overnight to ensure it was properly set.
Now you can insert the Lumi Straight Candle into the lamp holder and put the glass cover back in place.
You will need an on / off clicker and a length of 2-core electrical cabinet to wire up your new lamp - all available at your local Builders. The on / off clicker allows you to easily join the existing and new wires together. The two brown wires join into the screw connectors while the two blue wires are wrapped together tightly. It's also a good idea to use a soldering iron to ensure the blue wires are securely joined.
Now all you have to do is to add a plug and you are ready to switch on your new hurricane LED lamps!