Battery operated LED lighting inside for inside a picture frame shadow box ?

I need to light a shadow box for a guitar and would like to know if I can use battery's to power it  and a timer to shut it of after a few hours,
the box would measure 26 wide and 40 tall
And help would be greatly appreciated 

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colie19042 years ago

After haloween i bought a couple LED light strands on sale that were to go in a pumpkin or whatever and it ran on 3 AA batteries and had a timer on for 6hrs. Off for 18hrs.

I had bought it for the bulbs but have been wanting to make an illuminated box like you explained using the timed battery pack. Maybe there is something similar but for easter instead since it just passed... try craft stores like Michaels or joann's or big lots if there are any of those stores near you.

-max-2 years ago

A small 3S LiPo battery may be a good source of power, they can deliver a good amount of energy, can have crazy high amounts of power density (a measure of how much power it can deliver for a given size, similar concept to C rating) for RC models, (not really necessary for this though) and are not that much more $$$.

LED stips may be the way to go, find one with about a 12V rating, so no conversion from the 3S battery is needed.

iceng2 years ago

That is centimeters ?

Can you guess how many white LEDs you need ?

lester.herbertson (author)  iceng2 years ago
about 90 leds

It would be a very small guitar.

lester.herbertson (author)  steveastrouk2 years ago
its a fender electric and measures 39" tall