Extremely Easy L.E.D. Installation





Introduction: Extremely Easy L.E.D. Installation

This may possibly be the easiest installation of L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) Lights in the world, if not THE best. In just a few simple steps, YOU can make a small portable L.E.D. installation that will last for ages! It is especially useful in applications such as remote control cars and small, tight spaces.

Step 1: Materials

All you need in this instructable are three simple materials that you will easily find in an electronics store as well as some tools including scissors.

You will need:
1. L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) Light

2. 1.5V Button Cell (found in watches)

3. Electrical Tape

Step 2: Installing the L.E.D. to the Cell

Using the picture below as a guide, touch the ends of the L.E.D. to the polars of the cell. If the L.E.D. doesn't light up, switch the L.E.D. around. If it doesn't light up again, you may need to try again, or use another L.E.D. or cell.

Step 3: Putting It All Together

If you are happy with the position of the L.E.D. Tape the whole "she-bang" together using the electrical tape and, VOILA! You can make as many as you want to use as "neon" underbody lights for your remote control car.



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    this is just a throwie...

    what does it mean by "throwies"?

    a "throwie" is the same thing only instead of just using electrical tape you put a magnet in with it so you can literally throw the LED and it will stick to a metal surface. a lot of people use this to make light art in down town city areas.

     Isn't this exactly the same as an LED Throwie


    how long does the led light in hours? cause I want to get them in my pc case :D

    Hello there,

    if is a good LED , then it might take you 2 ages..about 100 000 h life @ normal power and spec. For an average one , I think about 35 - 50 000 h is a good approximation... We work with Luxeon II LED's, the manufacture gave us a full 3 years warranty ... check out on http://specialfx.ro/html/led_pixel_wall.html something we did with this Luxeon type LEDs... Maybe the post will help.
    Best regards,

    there is one huge problem to this, you cant turn the light off with out tearing the entire thing apart, or just letting the battery die out!

    Wow, simple yet elegant.

    o by the way it would be easy to add a switch to throwies just no one dose get led wire then switch then attack to positive side of battary then negative to negative and bam done all u would have to do would be wire negative and wire positive to switch then tape then put it together like normal and the postive wont touch the battary only the tape