Introduction: Diy LED Lights Panel for 5$ - Cheap and Easy 6 X 10W

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This is my simple LED panel. I used 6 LEDs, each with a power of 10W,

3 LEDs are warm and cold 3 LEDs.

The entire project, you can also see here: 60W LED lights panel for 5$

Step 1: Components


  • LM2596
  • Baking Pan
  • 6 x LED 10W

Step 2: Drilling Holes in the Form of Dough

Picture of Drilling Holes in the Form of Dough

To make it easier to drilling I prepared pattern in a graphics program.

Step 3: Drilling Holes in LEDs

Picture of Drilling Holes in LEDs

Because I have 3 mm screws and in LEDs are 2.5 mm holes then I need to drill to 3mm

Step 4: Mount LEDs to the Cake Mold

Picture of Mount LEDs to the Cake Mold

Step 5: Soldering Wires and LM2596

Picture of Soldering Wires and LM2596

Step 6: 60W LED Panel Ready for Use

Picture of 60W LED Panel Ready for Use

To test the use 14.4V battery which power the LED panel

Comments

hubi (author)2017-08-30

Those LM2596 does not deliver enough current to get 60EWatts. They can handle a maximum output Power of 15W if equipped with heatsink, without heatsink maximum 10W. So such a module can only light one LED COB module at full power. so if you use 6 COBs each gets less than 2 Watts. I use one LM2596 for each 10W COB. I only have 4x10 COB LEDs

onion2 (author)2017-03-15

hello, I have the same 10W led but they warm up faster, do you have the same problem ? Because I can't touch them when they work

adachsoft (author)onion22017-03-15

Yes, I have the same problem. I have plans to install two fans for cooling.

Yonatan24 (author)adachsoft2017-03-16

A fan won't help enough. You should add a fairly big heatsink, and a fan if needed.

adachsoft (author)Yonatan242017-03-16

Thank you for your advice. Soon I'm going to improve my LEDs panel.

rafununu (author)2017-03-16

Your Leds are inverted on the schematic.

LM2596 is a VOLTAGE controller, there you need to control intensity, you'll rapidly burn your Leds with overcurrent and their own heat not dissipated.

I always say the same thing, Leds are not passive component and need electronic skills to be properly exploited.

adachsoft (author)rafununu2017-03-16

Thank you for the advice. So far my lamp shines well. I use it for lighting my gazebos.

Golfsztrom (author)2017-03-15

Fajny pomysł ! Na pewno wykorzystam :) Pozdrawiam!

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