Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oil Filters As Canned Track Lighting

We saw these posted up the other day on Etsy and thought what a great idea. Not sure about the price tag though at $87 bucks. If they are trying to appeal to your DIY motor crowd I kinda think we will just make our own being that a brand new filter in a variety of sizes runs in under $10, depending on make and size. The track lighting rig and light definitely are the pricier points of this setup, but damn is it a simple and clever idea, really dig it.

"Oil filter Track light. Line voltage. Approximate measurements: 7 x 3 1/2 x 5". Filter diameter is 3 1/2". Made from UL listed electrical components. The track head is a single circuit 3-wire ("H") system. Many current projects require or specify a 3-wire system. It is easier to ground, and has more accessories than the other systems. Also, it is 100% compatible with HALO, which makes substituting really easy. Made from Fram brand automotive oil filter. Other brands/colors available. Possible slight variations from pictured item. Made-to-order in approximately 2-3 weeks. Quantities available. PAR20 50W 120V halogen flood light bulb (dimmable) included. This listing is for one unit."

Fram Oil Filter as track lighting
Fram Oil Filter as track lighting, front view
Fram Oil Filter as track lighting, side view