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From torch to lantern
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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
From torch to lantern on 12/24/2012 16:50:31 MST Print View

At another forum someone was asking about a lantern (the Black Diamond was a popular suggestion) but I thought of adapting a torch.
The idea of using a ping pong ball came to mind, later discovering that of course it has been done before.
Anyway, I made my own and here it is :

Torch lantern
That is with the setting on low , on a long exposure you would be able to get a better idea of the light output but it just shows the even spread.
The ping pong ball works well because the skin is very thin.

torch lantern 1
I made the hole a bit smaller than the torch diameter so that the edges can be pushed in to form a bit of a collar.
The "sleeve" if from Tyvek , glued with PVA.
Difficulty from 1 to 5 : 0.5 (about my level)

Edited, as usual, to add photos

Edited by Franco on 12/24/2012 16:53:03 MST.

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: From torch to lantern on 12/24/2012 19:40:26 MST Print View

I like it. Looks like street lamps in our neighborhood.

Also liked the humor. (i.e. Difficulty from 1 to 5 : 0.5 (about my level)