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-ft x2-ft replacement lens to make two lights out of one lens. We made our lights 10 inches and 14 inches tall. No cutting is necessary for a 24-in-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 inch 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 inch. 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.