By Serge Beaudoin
May 31, 2006
This is a very simple and low-cost project.
This Moonlight fixture is designed to be installed in the center part of the
room ceiling for better simulation of natural Moonlight. It can be left
ON all night or put on a timer.
I utilized a spiral fluorescent screw base light bulb for long life span and
negligible heat emission.
* Fluorescent light bulb should not be replaced by a regular light bulb
because an incandescent light bulb gives off too much heat resulting in the
meltdown of the plastic planter thus creating a fire hazard.
1 Plastic flower planter / pot (min 10 inches / 25.4 cm diameter)
1 Plastic or porcelain light fixture
1 Spiral fluorescent blue bulb (13 watts)
1) Cut out a hole in the bottom part of the flower planter that is a
little larger than the light fixture, this insures good air circulation in
the flower planter allowing for heat removal.
You can use the light fixture as a cutting guide.
*Do not cut out the bottom completely, leave
some material to secure the flower planter to the ceiling.
2) Install the plastic or porcelain light fixture on an “Building
code approved” light box.
Before installing the light fixture or electrical box, the electric power
must be cut off.
If in doubt, have the electrical box and fixture installed by a certified
3) Secure the inverted plastic flower planter onto the ceiling.
4) Screw in the light bulb.
5) Turn ON light and enjoy.