DIY LED Light Kits
Light-emitting Diode light bulbs we assembled myself. Lots of fun!
The LED colors shown are cool white diffused, multicolor and warm white obvious.
Cheap LED Lamp Kits from e-bayThese kits is available for under $2 USD on eBay. One example listing to start your research if you would like purchase your own personal is #76. That price doesn't add LEDs, however the real beauty of the is you can construct all of them with any LEDs you want. You can aquire white LEDs in a variety of shade temperatures, eg cool or hot white. Coloured or multi-color LEDs are an alternative, as Big Clive did inside the video. He also did a video clip assembling these kits with neon lamps!
The system comes with the plastic housing, a clear synthetic dome, two tiny circuit boards, and parts you will need to assemble the power offer circuit. Those that I ordered house 38 LEDs, but here appear to be a number of kits on e-bay in different designs. Grab many of these and a massive case of cheap LEDs and you are clearly prepared make some light bulbs!
items for the Do-it-yourself LED lamp kits.
The kits never consist of any instructions, but assembling them is pretty simple. The element values regarding the little green power PCB tend to be labeled when you look at the silk screen. Just place the components as shown and solder it up. Do be careful using polarities of electrolytic capacitor and diodes, though. The circular Light-emitting Diode board clearly shows the most suitable polarities for LEDs, to ensure is also an easy task to stuff.
The Light-emitting Diode and power-supply boards assembled and prepared for set up.
Strangely, the attachment things the power on the Light-emitting Diode board are simply pads without drills. Hmm. The board in one of the kits I got had misaligned solder mask that subjected a trace between two LEDs beside the DC input pads. Yikes! These issues may or might not be present regarding the boards you obtain.
Accessory points from the power-supply and LED boards.
Could you spot a protection threat right here when they're crammed to the housing?
As I started to install the panels to the housing, I saw so it would be quite simple for short pants to happen involving the exposed electric connections in the undersides associated with the panels. I made a decision to place electric tape throughout the bottom associated with the power-supply board to protect it from LEDs.
Before snapping from the clear synthetic dome, test the bulb to ensure it really works. Murphy will make sure at least one LED fails if you do not test that initially. It's understandable, but be sure to be careful when performing this. The power offer board features totally exposed mains AC current onto it.
Super cool custom LED light bulbs.
The light bulb with blue, yellowish, and orange LEDs makes an excellent violet shade.
They're fun small kits. I mightn't suggest them for making lights to install during your home. The obvious protection hazards among these kits and contradictory hand assembly cause them to somewhat dangerous. However, i believe they are helpful for fun projects and making novelty Light-emitting Diode light bulbs which will be used in a controlled environment.