DIY Hanging LED Clouds

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Introduction

Cloud lights are a fun and relatively simple decoration that can be used to add some extra flair to any room. Making your own cloud light is a great way to save money and get exactly the look you want. With just a few supplies and a little bit of time, you can create a beautiful cloud light that will brighten up any space.

We have talked about the cloud-led lights that are resting on the roof, but this one is more of a hanging-led cloud light. It’s very similar, but the final form is actually a bit different and pretty cool in its own way.

What is an LED?

An LED semiconductor device emits light when an electric current passes through it. LEDs are used in various applications, including electronic displays, automotive lighting, and general illumination.

LEDs have many advantages over traditional light sources, such as incandescent bulbs. They are more energy efficient, have a longer lifespan, and are more durable. LEDs also emit very little heat, making them safer to use in enclosed spaces.

Why not try making your cloud light if you’re looking for a fun and easy DIY project? This guide will show you how to create a beautiful lighting display using nothing more than LEDs and some essential electronic components.

What are the benefits of using LED lights?

While many different types of light bulbs are on the market, LED lamps have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their energy efficiency and long lifespan. LEDs (or light-emitting diodes) use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer, making them a more cost-effective option in the long run. In addition, LED lights to emit very little heat, so they are safer to use and can help reduce your home’s overall energy consumption.

rings of led lights
Bunch of leds

How to make a cloud LED light for your house

Making your cloud LED light is a fun and easy project you can do at home with just a few supplies.

Step 1 – Supplies needed for Floating LED Cloud light.

  • Paper Lanterns
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Batting
  • Led Lights
  • Optional – Christmas lights
  • Fishing line

Step 2 – Forming your cloud.

Open up your paper lanterns; you will want to get the round ones and start gluing wads of batting to the paper lantern.

As you are gluing the bunches of batting to the paper lantern, you can also decide if you want to have the led lights glued around the outside of the lantern or squeeze them into the lantern. It is very important to choose high-quality led lights so they do not heat up, as that could cause issues when housed inside the paper.

The difference between the locations will determine how bright the clouds are, as when you have the LED lights inside the globe, it will disperse better but will be dimmer light. If they are on the outside, you will want to ensure that the batting covers the LEDs to allow the light to dissipate before being seen. You want the entire cloud to light up, not just the little dots of LED light.

Step 3 – Combining the globes.

So now you should have a couple of different globes covered in batting with LED lights either inside them or around them. You can run the fishing line through the orbs or glue the sides together to make the cloud longer.

If you go the glue route, ensure you are gluing the batting to paper and not on the LED strings themselves, as that could ruin the circuits and cause them to burn out.

Step 4 – Adding the “rain” to your LED clouds.

Now that your cloud is formed, you can add the “rain” to your setup. For this, we suggest cutting small holes in the bottom of the paper lanterns and running lights up and back, then across to the next hole. If you do this, you should have the look of several strings of lights hanging from your LED Cloud.

Step 5 – Hanging your LED cloud.

This is the final step, and then you are done and ready to enjoy your cloud. For this step, we suggest attaching the fishing line to the ends of the outside globes and then to one point on the ceiling so it looks like a triangle when hanging. This will allow you to balance the floating light better than just one string going to the middle.

You should end up with something cool like this if you followed the steps, or were close to following them:

led cloud lit up by strings of lights in a dark room
pretty cool final results

Conclusion

Cloud lights are a fun, easy way to add some whimsy to any room. You can find cloud lights at most home stores, but they can be expensive. A DIY cloud light is a great way to get the look for less. Plus, it’s a fun project you can do with the kids!

Are you looking for a unique, easy way to light up your home? Well we hope that this DIY cloud light helped scratch that DIY itch! With just a few supplies, you can create your cloud light that will add some fun and whimsy to any room. And, if you are looking for more cool things you can do with LEDs in your house make sure to check out our other post. And if you are looking for other ways to use LED lights in your bedroom or house, make sure you check out that post as there are a bunch of different cool DIY options for every room.