Introduction: How to Turn Your Oil Lantern in to an Led Lantern
So here is my first instructable. So be soft on me.
Here is me showing you how to transform your oil lantern in to a led lantern the easy way. And you are still able to change it back just by removing the non original parts.
12v power supply
3 5mm leds (any color you want)
1 100ohm resistor. (i used 2 cos i didnt have the right one. So soldered them in series)
hot glue (who can think of a life without)
1 table tennis ball
This can be done in about 45min
Step 1: Buy an Old or New Storm Lantern or Hurricane Lantern or What Ever Its Called.
first you buy a new or old storm lantern. And remove the wick. You dont need it but save it. you never know.
Step 2: Remove the Glass.
ok so be careful not to break the glass. Get a set of those small table tennis balls and cut them in half. You need it as a diffuser. Hot glue one half on to the base. Now carefully place the glass back.
Step 3: The Leds
i used 3 20 mA warm white 5mm leds. but you can use what ever you want. Now...as there isn't a lot of space you want the board as small as possible. I used 2 80 ohm resistors as i didnt have 100 ohm. Soldered them in series. And to seal them from moisture i used hot glue .And also used hot glue to fix the board in place. Also remember you don't want any shorts so the glue acts as isolation.
Step 4: Powerrr and Finished Product
So at my local hardware store i found this cheapo 12v 1.2a power supply. was about 3€. Just connect the wires and presto....one led hurricane lantern. yes i know you can buy them. But this is a real quality brand lantern and with these mods you can still change it back to a oil lamp just by removing the non original parts
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