The darkest part of our Scamp
5er is the area between the outside door and the bathroom door. This is a real pity because that's also the place where we have a full-length mirror and space for Lynne to do makeup and hair. So better light
is a must-have.
So I made a 4-watt, warm white LED light
fixture to fit over the 26-1/2" door casing for the bathroom door.
The neat thing about this light
is it adds an attractive and easy-to-keep-clean diffuser lens to an otherwise hard to clean and ugly (but very bright) 4-watt LED strip-light. Made from wood, a 5/8" transparent Lexan tube, a switch, some zip ties, and a 19" long, 30 LED, Warm-White, 4-watt LED strip light (there are various manufacturers; I discuss this particular one here
) this design can be adapted to work over a kitchen counter or other area that needs lots of light.
I beveled my fixtures back plate to give the light a down-angle to better illuminate the area in front of the bathroom door. This end has a notch carved in to it where the wires from the LED can tuck under the wood blocks that go at either end.