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An important part of taking great photos or shooting great video is paying attention to your lighting. It can be frustrating when you're shooting indoors and there just isn't enough light for the job. Instead of struggling with desk lamps, this DIY strip light uses a heavy-duty power strip, a bunch of compact fluorescents (CFLs) and an umbrella stand to create a portable strip light that packs enough lux for photography, shooting video, or just some task lighting in the garage.

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Becoming a good photographer requires several things, and one of the hardest to learn is lighting. Virtual Lighting Studio is a free web app that lets you light a (pretty awkward) subject with up to six lights so you can see how each setup affects the image. Because lighting is one of those things that you learn best by practice, this is possibly the easiest way to understand what different arrangements can do for your image.

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This portable lamp is just a milk bottle filled with water, with a headlamp pointing into it. It's a clever repurposing trick that creates a great soft light perfect for reading, writing or illuminating the outdoors.

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Getting up in the middle of the night and flicking on a bright overhead light in the bathroom so you can use it isn't the best way to wake up. To solve that problem, 43oh forum member Fred decided to make a simple motion-sensitive light for his bathroom.

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Nearly everyone uses glass bottles and needs lamps, so why not make a lamp out of a used bottle? Here are two ways you can get this project done, either with a traditional tungsten filament or a more modern LED.

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Regardless of the production year, it seems a lot of cars don't have decent lighting systems in the interior. DIY blog PlastiBots decided the best solution for finding missing objects in the dark was to add LED lights into the footwell controlled by a small switch.

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Most ambient lights and sensors are designed to generate light to even out the picture on the front of the panel and reduce any light bleed from the back of an LCD display. This Arduino-powered Shiftbrite LED ambilight setup takes things a step further by automatically adjusting the colour and intensity of the ambient lights on the back of the display to match whatever is on-screen. Plus, it's pretty easy on the eyes.

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The video above shows how a man in an impoverished urban area in the Philippines created a solar light to brighten the densely packed windowless homes that are dark inside even when the sun is shining brightly. The method involves making a roof cutout to support the bottle and filling the bottle with water and a little bleach.

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Having recently moved into an apartment with far less built-in lighting, I've come to find that lamps are pretty useful when you want to actually see indoors. Lamps can be pricey, ugly, or both, however, but Bit of Green has a neat solution to this problem: plastic cups and staples.

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Almost everyone knows the feeling of turning off the lights or sitting down to watch a movie only to be annoyed by bright, glowing blue and red LEDs on the front of your electronics. LightDims are stickers that will either block those LEDs entirely, or just dim them a bit so they're not distracting.

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It's the middle of the night, and you have to go to the bathroom. Sure, you can stumble to the bathroom in the dark, possibly hitting your shins or toes on anything on the floor or in the path between you and the bathroom door, but you don't want to blind yourself by turning on the light. The solution? Ground effect lighting for your bed!