Light of the World

In our country, people still use candles to light their homes. Sometimes, I hear terrible news about fires because of this and I thought if only people will have candles that never burn.

Making a battery powered light is very easy. We often do this since we were in grade school as a science project. The advantages is obvious such as:

  • Will last longer than candles.
  • Cheaper.
  • Brighter than candles.

What you will need:

  • A board or a folder you could buy in school supplies for support.
  • A light bulb. You can find these in scrap yards inside appliances.
  • copper wires.
  • 2 AA batteries.
  • Masking tape.


  1. First, connect the two AA batteries together with a masking tape.
  2. Get two pieces of short wires and connect at both ends of the batteries. Be sure the polarities are the same like, ++ and –.
  3. Then, connect the wire with + at one end to the light bulb at one end. Next, connect the other to the bulb at the other end.

How to create a light lamp to replace candles.


Fernando L. Cuevas Jr.