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Intro:

A follower of mine on Instructables wanted to build a LED light to be used in Photography and wanted my help,

so I took up the challenge and built this LED SUN GUN  which runs on AC. 

It is cheap in comparison to the ones sold in the market and as it runs on AC there is no battery problems.

Step 1: Parts you will need…..

Picture of Parts you will need…..

Sixty- Extra bright, white 8mm LED’s

One- AC transformer 220volts to 12volts of 2Amps.

Four- 1N4007 Diodes for bridge rectifier.

One- Condenser 470uF anything from 25 to 65 volts will do.

One- ON OFF switch.

Wires, solder, wall plug, tools etc;

 
mojontali1 year ago

Dipankar

Any way to dim the lights ?

regards

Dipankar (author)  mojontali1 year ago

You can try and put a electronic fan regulator in place of the switch, which has a capability to work up to 5 Amps.

But r they PWM devices ? otherwise normal dimmers cause flicker..have u tried it ?
Dipankar (author)  mojontali1 year ago

I said you can try, I have not tried it.....

The other way is to divide the 10 rows to 5+5 and put a single pole double throw switch (SPDT) .

hmunir1 year ago
this wont work
Dipankar (author)  hmunir1 year ago

For 3 panels of 10 rows each, the total comes to 30
rows: with each row consuming 0.30 amps (30mA), 30 * 0.3 = 0.9amp, which the
SINGLE 1N400x bridge can handle fine. It’s ONLY when you have more than 30 rows
that you need worry about the Double Rectifier.

30mA=0.03A
scci1 year ago

This wont work... the electronics as well as the theory.

Dipankar (author)  scci1 year ago

It is working well...........

For 3 panels of 10 rows each, the total comes to 30
rows: with each row consuming 0.30 amps (30mA), 30 * 0.3 = 0.9amp, which the
SINGLE 1N400x bridge can handle fine. It’s ONLY when you have more than 30 rows
that you need worry about the Double Rectifier.

Dipankar (author)  scci1 year ago

It is working fine......

tbarot1 year ago
Are the positive and negative wires interchanged?
Dipankar (author)  tbarot1 year ago

Yes , Sorry for the mistake..........

rajath1 year ago

What changes should I make if I want to connect LEDs in series instead of parallel?

Dipankar (author)  rajath1 year ago

Series and parallel are both required to distribute the load of the Transformer.

Great thank you. I think I will be making it the same way you have mentioned Will tell you how it goes. Thank you
Dipankar (author)  rajath1 year ago

Sorry folks, there was some confusion in the Power supply which now has
been rectified.........Thank you all for pointing it out....

Dipankar (author) 1 year ago

Sorry folks, there was some confusion in the Power supply which now has been rectified.........Thank you all for pointing it out....

Krinkov1 year ago

Did you actually try and build this? Your power supply will only generate 17 volts and you would need 21.7 volts for any current to flow through the diodes. If you did build a supply with a high enough voltage, you would need some way of limiting the current flowing through the LEDs. A two amp supply split through ten LED branches will draw 200 milliamps per branch. If your LEDs are rated for only 30 milliamps, you will smoke them all with that much current.

Dipankar (author)  Krinkov1 year ago

See the calculation.....It is working fine.... Try it out and see for yourself....

Hi, thanks for the very informative article, I'm already looking at this circuit. And here's the circuit I'm really excited. So thank you very much.

fred271 year ago
I have to agree with Krinkov. This won't work.
hmuhammad11 year ago
the 8mm strawhat LED is not longlasting LED in my experience..
alcurb1 year ago
Brilliant !!
Q-Asif1 year ago

:D thank you

5***** !