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Make Your Outdoor Lights Shine Even Brighter With A Kitchen Essential
Outdoor lighting can only offer so many lumens in the dark. Thankfully, there's a solution that uses aluminum foil to make your outdoor lights a whole lot brighter.
Just place some foil around your light source. The shiny surface of foil will reflect the light and make it appear more luminous than it actually is.
If you're unable to affix the tin foil directly to your light source, you can still achieve this effect by making a
DIY reflector from some cardboard and aluminum foil.
Pull your box apart or shape your cardboard so it has three sides and stands on its own. Depending on your light source, a curved piece of cardboard might be better.
You can make your cardboard as small or as large as you need depending on how big your light is and how much you want to reflect. Cover it in tin foil and secure it with tape.
Place the reflector around your light source. If you're using something like a lantern, you can place it on a flat surface if you use the three-sided option.
If you're trying to amplify a light fixture or something else, you'll have to secure your reflector with tape. Just be sure not to tape the foil directly to the light.