For those, like me, who had their dichroic lamps fried, I present you the best adaptation to convert your broken drill press light to LED technology! :D
It's a simple tutorial showing how to convert a led lamp to fit the original dichroic slot of your drill press.
Easy to make, very CHEAP and functional!
Step 1: What You Need:
- A led lamp;
- Copper wire;
- Paper tube.
- Glue Gun;
- Soldering iron;
Step 2: Take Apart the Busted Dichroic Lamp
Remove the busted dichroic lamp. Those lamps are cheap but they burn out in any sign of vibration... NOT suitable for a drill press (Smash that useless thing! hehehe)
Step 3: Modify Your LED Lamp
Take out the bulb to expose the circuit board.
Step 4: Soldering the New Connector
Solder two pieces of copper wire on the "positive" and "negative" pads of the circuit
Step 5: Seal It With Glue Gun
Put some hot glue to secure in place the copper wires
Step 6: Light Deflector
I used a paper tube for dust protection and light deflection. Cut it out and stick into the lamp hole
Step 7: Test It!
I'm really glad with the final result. It's durable, bright and took me 10 min to make!
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