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DIY lite for your shelter

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:11 pm
by zelph
Light up your shelter with a DIY LED(light emitting diode) light.

I'm using a 12 led (12volt) replacement tail light/break light bul. Purchased at a mega truck stop off the tollway. Where the truckers shop.

led's operate on low voltage. Resistors are used to reduce the vehicles 12 v down to whats required for the led's. You cans see the resistors in the photos.

This is a project that is work-in-process. If you like tinkering, you may want to make one of these.

I will wire it so that only six diodes will be working when the battery is connected to the terminals. A small momentary on switch will be incorporated to make all 12 diodes light up for MEGA light requirements. The one photo shows 6 led's lit up.

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Image The entire bulb is waterproof. Little resistors inside. Thing looks cool.

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A few years ago I made this LED lite using a large diameter led. Snaps onto a nine volt battery.

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I have mini survival kits in my autos and grab and run backpacks. The kits are contained in rectangular altoids tins. When I can get a round toit, I take a photo of one.

Re: DIY lite for your shelter

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:03 am
by TobyJennings
zelph wrote:Light up your shelter with a DIY LED(light emitting diode) light.

I'm using a 12
led light (12volt) replacement tail light/break light bul. Purchased at a mega truck stop off the tollway. Where the truckers shop.

led's operate on low voltage. Resistors are used to reduce the vehicles 12 v down to whats required for the led's. You cans see the resistors in the photos.

This is a project that is work-in-process. If you like tinkering, you may want to make one of these.

I will wire it so that only six diodes will be working when the battery is connected to the terminals. A small momentary on switch will be incorporated to make all 12 diodes light up for MEGA light requirements. The one photo shows 6 led's lit up.

Image

Image The entire bulb is waterproof. Little resistors inside. Thing looks cool.

Image

Image

Image

Image


A few years ago I made this LED lite using a large diameter led. Snaps onto a nine volt battery.

Image

Image


I have mini survival kits in my autos and grab and run backpacks. The kits are contained in rectangular altoids tins. When I can get a round toit, I take a photo of one.


Hello man I hope you will reply to my post.. I am searching for similar kits and not able to find in the market.. Can you please help in finding these lights kits.. Waiting for reply thanks in advance:)

Re: DIY lite for your shelter

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:21 am
by zelph
The parts are available at Radio Shack stores with the exception of the automotive style multi led bulbs which is available at automotive stores. Have fun building your own. :D Thanks for your inquiry.