DIY Projects: How To Make A Spotlight Out Of A Flashlight

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Despite of how odd it may sound, making a spotlight out of your common flashlight isn’t as complicated as it may seem to be. As a matter of fact, you don’t even need to take help from professionals or experienced individuals in order to accomplish that. It is a fairly convenient DIY task that you can do all by yourself right at the comfort of your very home. If you would like to give it a try, you have landed on the right page. Let us mention a step by step guide that will enable you to make a spotlight out of your common flashlight.

Materials Needed:-

  • LED flashlights
  • Velcro straps
  • A magnifying glass that should have at least 5 inch of diameter or you may want to choose the largest one that is available in the market
  • To planks of 2*2”, long as well as the short
  • Power drill
  • Drill bit that is more or less of the same size as the handle of the magnifying glass that you have chosen
  • Black paint
  • A tripod that is going to make the entire task convenient for you, however, is certainly not essential for the task to be completed in an appropriate fashion


Step By Step Guide:-

The following guide will take you through the procedure of making a spotlight out of a common flashlight. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at the step by step guide for your better understanding:

  • Take the long plank and drill a hole in it on either of the sides. Now put the handle of your chosen magnifying glass into the hole that you have just drilled in the plank
  • Now take the short plank and mount it. Acting as a riser, it’ll enable the beam of the flashlight to be perfectly centered at the lens of the magnifying glass that you have chosen
  • Now would be the time to mount your light source. All you have to do for that is place your flashlight on the short plank that is acting as the riser
  • Now make use of the two Velcro straps in order to make sure that the flashlight and the short plank have been secured perfectly on top of the long plank
  • Now take your entire equipment and paint it completely black in order to make sure that the issue of glare has been taken care of. Remember, the same can be performed right at the beginning of the step 1 as well

As evident from the information mentioned above, it is far convenient to make a spotlight out of the flashlight as it may seem to be. All you have to do is make sure that you have the required materials available at your disposal and you are all set to perform the task by yourself. So what are you waiting for? Try it out now and show this cool trick to your friends. Rest assured, the science is destined to get the appreciation for you.