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Old 12-06-2010, 01:36 AM   #21
 
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can you please show us how to make a $17 LED light...i would be ever so greatfull...i know you said its simple splicing of wires but could you elaborate...
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #22
 
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OK guys here is a cheap setup..........
Computer power supply( I happen to have an old one layin around)
Used FOXLINK FTPS-0302 350W ATX Computer Power Supply for Dell Compaq HP Replacement-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com $5.99 plus shipping
This unit has a 12v 15Amp plug.... more than enough to run several LEDs

LED lights
Logisys Light and Case Accesories-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
Lots of options including
Logisys Lazer LED for Computer Case-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
which is what I used

As you can see there are many options including UV or even a 48" led strip for $29.99.... all designed to plug into the computer power supply.

PS Mikaila31..... That cam is like 4 years old , but still takes good pics...oh ....and ..... LOL
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:32 AM   #23
 
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OK guys here is a cheap setup..........
Computer power supply( I happen to have an old one layin around)
Used FOXLINK FTPS-0302 350W ATX Computer Power Supply for Dell Compaq HP Replacement-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com $5.99 plus shipping
This unit has a 12v 15Amp plug.... more than enough to run several LEDs

LED lights
Logisys Light and Case Accesories-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
Lots of options including
Logisys Lazer LED for Computer Case-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
which is what I used

As you can see there are many options including UV or even a 48" led strip for $29.99.... all designed to plug into the computer power supply.

PS Mikaila31..... That cam is like 4 years old , but still takes good pics...oh ....and ..... LOL
Yeah can't beat cold cathodes. I suggest a 12 inch tube for every 2 feet of fish tank. I have the exact same two items. Though the dual 12" logisys cold cathodes you can get a lot cheaper. I just use regular ac/dc converters to run them. If you use the universal converters you can actively dim the lights. I had kinda a crazy span with these lights. Like my junior or senior year in high school. My car was my unfortunate victim. I have $50 of blue cold cathodes and those same lazer lights. They are completely wired in to my car's interior and electrical system. I did do a good job though. You can't see anything unless its night. They also run through those sound controllers so the whole thing can turn into a disco if I want it too lol. I won't lie though the whole effect may be a bit silly, my footwell lights are always on(normal on, not flashy). I find the blue light relaxing when driving at night. Those things are cheap but reliable. They have been in there 3 years and work just great. I do need to undo some stuff. Like EVERY light inside that car is blue and I can't give a real rational reason to why I did it. Original my icky green gauge lights bothered me so those were extracted and replaced with blue LEDs, but then that lead to the cold cathodes and even my dome and map lights are blue. My car is red on the outside .

Enjoy your camera. I wish it was mine. I still love my Panasonic lumix and can do some great photography with it IMO, but its no SLR.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:11 PM   #24
 
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New led setup for my 125. I have NO idea how this is possible but.... 48 LED Blue Flexible Strip Waterproof Car Light Bulb - eBay (item 300431074013 end time Jan-20-11 09:05:06 PST)

Its true the 2 led strips shipped to my house from China were $5.90, and they are awsome. I ordered 3 more sets today.
I looked through "that box" and found the power supply for an old bluetooth that puts out 12V and I was in business.

I cut strips od double faced tape and stuck the LED strips to my light housing.



Drilled a small hole for the wire it com out.



Wired it to the DC power supply and plugged it in....



Then I turned out the lights to really check it out. Total cost.... under 6 bucks!!!

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Old 01-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #25
 
you know I am glad that my little light project has sparked such a thought process on this DIY project. It just proves that there is more than one way to complete a project and many different items that can be used. It great to see all the info and ideas. Keep it up guys/girls
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