Thanks for checking this out. I think this is my 26th instructable so thanks to all who viewed and commented on my previous ones.
LEDs--- $10.00 two strips(preferably waterproof)
Motion Sensor--- $5.00
Competence level: Intermediate
I needed a flood light for the back door of our barn and thought why not make it out of LEDs. I thought they would be super bright so why not?
The dimensions are rough estimates of what I can remember. Its size is up to you and depends on the materials you have. Anyhow I hope this helps you out.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Swiss Army Knife is very handy for this
two rolls of LED strips
AC to DC power converter
Step 2: Reflector Backing
Step 3: Apply LEDs
Step 4: Soldering
Step 5: Cut Your Glass
But here are a few pointers: make sure you score it right the first time, cause you cant do it again. Put an rug or towel under it so when your tool comes of the end it wont hit the table and damage the end. Also use gloves and safety glasses.
TIPS: Glass is very easy to get now a days. One of the best places to get glass is goodwill.
Just find a picture frame and take the glass out of it. Then make you light the size you want.
Step 6: Construction
Basically there are four sides each about 3 inches wide. The glass rests on two strips of wood on the top and bottom. I used window screen clips to hold the glass on the front. DON'T over tighten them or you will crack the glass.
Step 7: Box Assembly
Step 8: Final Assembly
Step 9: Other Sensor Applications
Step 10: Done
I hope this helps you out. If you have any questions, comments, ideas, suggestions, or complaints let me know.
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