Introduction: LED Lighted Tool Box
LED lighted tool box I made from peel and stick, 12 volt strip lighting, 12 volt adapter, aluminum floor Z, pop rivets, electrical tape, extra wire, pop rivets, and a few odds and ends. I have about $10 in it
Step 1: Get Lit
12 volt strip lighting 5 meters (I used non water proof, cool white)
12 volt adapter
aluminum floor Z
extra wire ( I used the wire off old Christmas lights)
drill and proper bit for short pop rivets
pop rivet gun
tin snips, or good pair of scissors
something to dull down sharp edges, like a grinder, file, wet stone, etc..
soldering gun or iron
I had to take off about a quarter inch of aluminum, so it would clear the drawer top. I did this with scissors, but I could had clamp it in a long straight edge, and score it, then bend and snap. Like they do with siding, in a brake. I cut to size. both the strip and Z. Soldered strip, with approximately wire length to go to adapter Stuck the strip to the underside of the flooring Z. Insulated it withe tape. Mounted adapter to side of top box, and drilled a hole in the bottom back of top box, so to thread wire thru. Then started mount the strips the tool box, I used about 7 rivets per strip. On the top box I just stuck it to back of the lid. All in all works great. I can see in every drawer, I could put a switch, but for now I just unplug it from a cheap 3 inlet extension cord
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