If you need to highlight something in the car, but there is no flashlight or cell phone at hand, use the proven method. This article shows you how to make a lantern with a regular graphite pencil. This method is useful for drivers in case of emergency on the road. For example, if you have to change the wheel on the side of the road at night.

Necessary material

To build an impromptu lighting tool, find the most ordinary pencil and prepare 2-3 meters of wire. The wire will need to be cut in half, so too short a piece is not suitable for inspecting the wheels.

You will also need a knife or other tool to cut the cable and remove the lead from the pencil.

A homemade flashlight is powered by a battery. Therefore, the car battery must be usable.

How to DIY

To create a homemade flashlight, follow the step-by-step instructions:

  1. Take a pencil, carefully cut it and remove the lead. If the core is not broken, cut it into 5-8 cm pieces, take one piece and set the rest aside.
  2. Cut the cable in half. Strip the ends of these halves freeing them from the 2-5cm plastic braid.
  3. Screw the first wire to the end of the cable, check the connection. Then screw the next piece to the second end.
  4. Open the hood and locate the battery terminals. Secure the free ends of the wires on it.

The lantern is ready. Rate the brightness of the homemade backlight.

A homemade slate flashlight shines bright enough. This brightness is enough to inspect the wheels, inflate them, check the trunk, unscrew, remove and install the spare wheel. With a slate lamp, it is convenient to dig under the hood, directing a spot of light to the most inaccessible places.

The shorter the piece of lead, the more maneuvers you can perform with such a flashlight. But the short wire light is weak. The longer the work surface of the slate lantern, the brighter it will shine.

This method of lighting is short-lived. A 5 cm lead is enough for 10 to 20 minutes of radiance. You have to act fast with him, otherwise you may find yourself in complete darkness.

When the light source goes out, you can take the next piece of slate and, repeating the manipulations, make it shine. The more carefully you remove the lead, the more likely you are to make minor repairs.

A slate flashlight is a great way to get light in an emergency at night on the highway.