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How To Make A Light For Blowmold?

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My daughter brought me a mickey mouse blow mold for 2.50..it is missing the light. what type of light to use or make for it. Attaching a photo of one like it. Thank you

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You can go to your local Home Depot (or similar) and get a lamp socket and some lamp cord, will probably run you about $5 for everything you need. That would triple your investment in the blowmold, but I think it is worth it ;)

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We just did this yesterday. Previous poster was right, Home Depot has all the supplies you need in their lighting department.

We bought a round metal plate

(circuit cover or something, any plastic disc or something the right size to cover the hole in the blow mold would do)

A lamp socket,

lamp cord,

and a short little piece of threaded lamp pipe

(round metal tube thing with threads all the way).

We drilled a hole in the center of the round disc. Threaded the piece of lamp pipe through the middle, holding it in place with a washer and a nut on each side. Wired the cord to the socket. Attached the socket to the pipe. Threaded the cord through the pipe so it came out the other side. And screwed the plate onto the blow mold.

We added the bit of lamp pipe in so the light bulb would go a bit further into the blow mold, not touching anything and illuminating it, and we could thread the cord through it easily. I'm sure there are other ways to do it, but it was cheapish, simple, and worked well.

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Thank you both..we do not have home depot but lowes is about 12 miles away..will go tomorrow. I can deal with maybe a total of $7.50 in this blowmold..grand daughter will enjoy it

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I just went to lowes and bought a couple lamp sockets and a pack of short threaded rods for the socket I used a 6 foot extension cord and cut the 3 way end off and used that for the cord and you can use anything you want for the cover it all cost 6 or 7 bucks all the parts are in the lighting dept. dont forget about nuts.

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this is a bit off topic, but my favorite molds are the ones my kids gave me. it means so much to me when they humor my silly obsessions lol.

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Thanks Shane.. I went to salvation army and found a light perfect to use and yes milyfaz I too enjoy what the kiddos give me.

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I received a Santa's Best Mrs. Claus one year that didn't have a light plate. Someone creative told me..and did it for me, but always use a plastic coffee can. And then had an extra blow mold light kit laying around and just zip tied it to the square piece and bam..had a some what looking light plate..lol

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Another idea is look for the plastic pipe end caps.. not sure of the official word but they are really cheap and are the perfect size for some of the GF molds.. would just attach the light socket to it like it was originally...... you can pay a fortune for them on Ebay but easier just to make them... if missing a smaller c7 size just hit up your local Dollar tree.

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I've used plastic electrical junction-box covers. They happen to be just about the right size and are cheap. Only downside of the one I have is that it's blue, but that can be easily rectified w some Krylon Fusion if it's a problem. :)

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I use tin shears to cut them out of old discarded plastic storage containers.  As everyone else said just drill a hole im the center to attach the light socket, and attach to the blow mold with screws.    If you are just cutting off the end of an extension cord please keep in mind that you have eliminated the usual fuse in a typical  blow mold wire. 

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