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Home-made Light-stand (1)

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This is one of my home-made Light-stand, second simplest one, which I found in a box

I’ve stashed it away 20 years (?) ago. (the most simplest one was using a bent single pipe.)

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Light housing was made out of  7 mm pipe of which the top was rounded by tapping and bent.

Photo Left : Originally it was using very small tungsten bulb for an indicator though, those

bulb doesn’t last long, not mention a problem of heat-up.  

So, in this occasion, I changed it to a wite LED (Photo Center) .  In this kind of design, the matter

is the “Adjustable Pipe Clamp” = here they were made using shallow Aluminium C-channel,

bent to U-shape.  = One screw can loose and tighten everything at once. (Photo Right)

Thanks to LED, it can light up pretty long time from three AA batteries hidden under the base.


Don’t ask  “What is for ?” = You may not ask a painter  “Why you sketch this land scape ?”

To see an aluminium pipe and think how to use and to make them into a certain shape and

appropriate structure is a game of creativity.  —– simply it is a fun.  🙂



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  1. elenacaravela said, on August 13, 2013 at 14:46

    Terrific Yoshi! Not only is it functional, but very attractive and innovative as well.

  2. yoshizen said, on August 13, 2013 at 19:00

    Thank you Elena.
    As it is free standing (no power cable connected) and very slim, it is least
    destructive light-stand. I like its minimalists design myself. (easier to make. 🙂 )

    I found, as it can be put any place and long reach of its head, it is pretty effective
    to illuminate a subject for a focus assist, when I shoot a close-up under a dim light !

  3. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on August 15, 2013 at 14:57

    What a great design! I love it.

    • yoshizen said, on August 15, 2013 at 15:32

      Thank you Lemony.
      In fact I quite liked this design (though vertical column should be half of
      its hight —– but before it was doubled with another function when it was made).

  4. drawandshoot said, on August 16, 2013 at 18:06

    Yoshizen, that’s a very beautiful design. Elegant and minimalist! I love it.

    • yoshizen said, on August 16, 2013 at 20:50

      Thank you Karen.
      I think, minimalist design, but not a cut-corner shot-cut is normally looks neat and elegant.

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