Vintage Bike Lights Lamp

10 Mar , 2016   Gallery

A friend of mine asked me some time ago (ages) to help him build a lamp made aut of old bicycle lights – especially the electrical part.

So when I next saw him and asked to schedule some get together he didn’t seem to interested anymore and handed me a shopping bag full of vintage bike lights.

After having these lying in our living room shelv for quite some time – waiting for inspiration – I came up with an idea of how to make those into a nice lamp.


^^ that is an Ikea Kallax-style shelv made from beech glued wood – that is quite inexpensive to be had from Hornbach.
How it came about can be found here.

The bike lamp build process:


  • some nice looking bike lamps
  • aluminum
    • pipe
    • 12mm sheet
  • some screws
  • some wires
  • warm (2700K) led lights that fit into the bike lamps
  • 5V power adapter
  • touch dimmer


  • CAD Software
  • CNC Mill
  • chamfer router (to break the edges)
  • drill (drill bit, threading die)
  • soldering iron
  • scotch pad / fine sandpaper

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