Introduction: Halogen Light Hack

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Turning a Halogen light into a more energy efficiant bulb. Converting what used to be 12 volts into aproxxamitly 3.5 V

In this instructable you will need the following
- Hammer
- Halogen bulb ( bought 2 for a doller at dollerama or just found around)
- LED light of your choice or 2
- watch battery or other power source

Step 1:

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Take a hammer and lightly hammer the 2 prongs on the back of the halogwn bulb.
The bulb should slide threw and then you can take it out on the other side .

Step 2:

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This is what is should look like from the front looking inot the light

Step 3:

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Insert LED and attch to power source or in this case a small 3V watch battery i picked up in a 3 pack at dollerama.

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Light up and enjoy. Ive hung these in trees with fishing line and gives a modern affect to any surounding.


ИванИ11 made it! (author)2016-01-16

Just yesterday I did something similar with a redundant 10 mm white LEDs. However, I had a reflector of light bulb that did not want to throw.

bertus52x11 (author)2011-01-12

Just tried it and works very well. It is cool indeed,

Patented (author)2010-01-13

Hay thats a cool idea! Ill try it , I have couple of these halogene light lying around, that I found in the garbage !


lemonie (author)2009-07-29

Cool, when these things are dead they don't usually amount to anything more than scrap-glass - it's a nice re-use. L

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