Using LED lights around your home can present a number of benefits. For example, LED lights consume 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. They also last an average of 100,000 hours━100 times longer than the average incandescent light bulb. You can attach LED lights to magnets and use them in dozens of places around your home. Plus, unlike regular lights, they have a high heat and cold resistance, so they can be used all year round.

Making LED throwies is super simple and easy, but they are tons of fun to play and decorate with. All you need to create a LED throwie are some LED lights, batteries, rare earth magnets and some tape.

LED Throwie Lanterns

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You can stick a LED throwie inside a balloon or lantern for cookouts and other parties. Simply puff a small amount of air into a balloon. Be sure to only put a little air into the balloon, because too much will make it difficult for you to place the LED inside. Place the light inside the balloon, and then fill the balloon up the rest of the way, tying it at the end.

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Installation Art

You can spruce up an old lamp or chandelier by attaching some magnetic LED throwies to it or you can create a piece of art using the throwies as your medium. Many large-scale installation artists actually use magnetic LED throwies in their art. You can do a smaller-scale version in your home. To make your own piece of LED art, simply attach a metal sheet to the wall or cover a wall with magnetic paint and arrange the lights into a pattern or image of your choice.

Light Up Bike


Photo by Steve Jurveston

Biking at night can be dangerous if you don’t have some type of lighting on your bike that makes you more easily visible to cars and other traffic. Attaching some magnetic LED throwies to your bike frame can help you light up at night. It also looks pretty cool if you cover the entire frame.

The possibilities for using magnetic LED throwies are endless. Have you used LED throwies in any home improvement or other DIY projects? Feel free to share your creations with us in the comments or ask any questions that you may have about LED and magnet projects.