I have set up a small solar array, controller and a storage battery. I wanted to make some low power lighting that I can use in my office that would not consume a lot of power.
I had a bunch of scanner parts lying around and decided to put them to good use.
Step 1: Get Your Parts
1. Scanner Head
2. 6' Lamp cord and switch - $3.99
3. Low voltage lighting base - 2 for $5.95
4. PVC 1" adapter threaded on one end, slip to fit on the other - $.87
5. 12" x 1" diameter PVC threaded pipe, (nipple) - $1.12
1 1/4" hole saw
hot glue gun
solder iron & solder
Remove the lens and camera electronics and save for your next project.
Keep the displayed power circuit in place on the scanner head.
Step 2: Trim the Low Voltage Base
Rotate the base and trim all the ridges.
Step 3: Remove Upper section from Base Plate
The 1" PVC adapter will not fit unless you remove this section.
Step 5: Attach and Trim PVC Pipe
I trimmed my pipe to 12" from the base plate. You can adjust yours to fit your needs.
Lower for brighter focused light, Higher for wider disfused light.
Step 6: Remove reflector side of Scanner Head
Remove the screws and carefully remove the base plate.
Be careful not to damage the light tubing when you remove the cover.
Notice the light tube reflectors that run along the slot for the light tube.