Having been using this for a series of shots over the last few days, I thought I would share how it is made.

At the heart of it is a standard lamp fitting. Here I have used a bayonet mount fitting, but a screw mount will work the same way.

The most difficult part is cutting the circle in the lid of the Pringles tube. I'm lucky, I have a compass cutter which is ancient, I've had it since I was at school, which was a long time ago :)

Dont worry, its not that difficult to cut the soft plastic with a sharp craft knife and if you cant find anything suitable to cut around, find a coin that is slightly smaller, then trim it bit by bit until it will fit over the thread of your lamp fitting.


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  • Shrikant 5y

    This is too great! Love your efforts for making it...also the output is just amezing!!! Please let me know what is the wattage of the CFL?
  • Steve Bennett PRO 5y

    Shrikant Thanks, I use 20 Watt bulbs mainly. Above that they get a bit expensive here.
  • Salih Selcuk Ozen 4y

    How are you overcoming heating issue of CFL?
  • Steve Bennett PRO 4y

    Salih Selcuk Ozen I dont seem to be getting any issues with heat. Even after being on for a couple of hours, I can still hold the bulbs comfortably in my hand.
  • Salih Selcuk Ozen 4y

    m.. thank you Steve.. Probably what we got here from philips are heating more cose after a half an hour I cant even touch the pringles tubes..

    Well maybe I shorten the period to use, but this is a great idea and I'm already a fan :) Keep up with the good job
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