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Make lighting exciting with these simple light tubes fashioned out of textured plastic sheets and metal end caps.
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Paint metal end caps and clamps with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
Measure and mark the desired height on the 2'x2' replacement lens to make two lights out of one lens. We made our lights 10" and 14" tall. No cutting is necessary for a 24"-tall light.
Make cuts on a flat surface with a plastic-cutting knife. Cut on the smooth side of the lens in multiple passes (10-12) until you are able to snap it off. Do not cut the lens any narrower; you need the full 24" width for the tube.
Mark where you want the clamps before placing them. Have someone help you bend the replacement lens into a tube. Slip the clamps into position and tighten until the ends of the replacement lens overlap by ½". Fit caps over both ends of the tube.
Put a night-light in the bottom cap. Take the top cap off and click the light to turn it on.