Turn a Vintage Camera into a Night Light

Turn a Vintage Camera into a Night Light

Richard Popovic
Dec 1, 2011

The nightlight in my daughter's room is a real mystery. Not only am I not sure where it came from, I am not sure what it is supposed to be. It is an odd cross between a Japanese lantern and a bad Hawaiian shirt, a vertical paper-ish structure of many colors. Hey, it works, so I have not given it much thought. Until I saw these.

Chris from Manmade found a Flickr gallery by Jayfish of camera-to-nightlight conversions he has created, and they are inspiring. He uses only beyond repair or mass-produced cheapo vintage cameras for his projects.

Since Jayfish gives no instructions on how he does it, Chris steps in and provides a basic explanation--open the back, saw out the guts and fit in a store-brought nightlight of the appropriate size. That's all it takes to get an instant nightlight upgrade.

Click here for Jayfish's beautiful nightlight gallery. See Chris' post over at ManMade.

(Images by Flickr member Jayfish licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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