So here is my first instructable. So be soft on me.
Here is me showing you how to transform your oil lantern in to a led lantern the easy way. And you are still able to change it back just by removing the non original parts.
12v power supply
3 5mm leds (any color you want)
1 100ohm resistor. (i used 2 cos i didnt have the right one. So soldered them in series)
hot glue (who can think of a life without)
1 table tennis ball
This can be done in about 45min
Step 1: Buy an old or new storm lantern or hurricane lantern or what ever its called.
first you buy a new or old storm lantern. And remove the wick. You dont need it but save it. you never know.
Step 2: Remove the glass.
ok so be careful not to break the glass. Get a set of those small table tennis balls and cut them in half. You need it as a diffuser. Hot glue one half on to the base. Now carefully place the glass back.
Step 3: The leds
i used 3 20 mA warm white 5mm leds. but you can use what ever you want. Now...as there isn't a lot of space you want the board as small as possible. I used 2 80 ohm resistors as i didnt have 100 ohm. Soldered them in series. And to seal them from moisture i used hot glue .And also used hot glue to fix the board in place. Also remember you don't want any shorts so the glue acts as isolation.
Step 4: Powerrr and finished product
So at my local hardware store i found this cheapo 12v 1.2a power supply. was about 3ˆ. Just connect the wires and presto....one led hurricane lantern. yes i know you can buy them. But this is a real quality brand lantern and with these mods you can still change it back to a oil lamp just by removing the non original parts