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An easy and cheap way to light your work area.

Step 1: FOLLOW UP

This is kind of a follow up instructy, on my LED workbench light. This one is bigger and I have more pictures of its construction. This instructable will show you in more detail how to build a huge work light for your garage,barn,or shop. Or in my case a horse stall.

Step 2: Required Elements

Your need a few things:
1. Board. I used 3/4 inch plywood. It was 1' by 3'. 2. LEDs. I needed about three rolls. Each roll has about 16'5". I got mine off the internet.
3. Pliers
4.Soldering Iron
5. 12 volt power converter. Mine was about 3.7 amps.
6. Wire. I had a lot spare wire laying around so I didn't need to buy any.

Step 3: Apply Lights

I used the adhesive backing on the LEDS. If you want it more secure you can use double sided tape. Its up to you how many LEDS you want to use.

Step 4: Wiring

I got my power converter from a thrift store. it only cost $4.50. The advantage of these LEDs is they use very little energy. The power converter uses on 3.7 watts. I also included a wiring diagram to help you. Make sure you wiring is correct.

Step 5: Soldiering

I soldiered them in parallel. If anybody has a better way to do this let me know.

Step 6: Finish It

Install it where you want it. I needed a light in our horse stall so i made it for that.

Step 7: Before

The horse stall before the light.

Step 8: After

After I put the light in the stall. If you have any questions, comments, or advise, let me known.
(And God said" let there be light" and there was light. And God saw the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light day the darkness he called night. And the morning and the evening were the first day. ---Genesis1:3-5)
<p>Any guesses on how many strips of LEDs equal a 4' flourencent light bulb</p>
my guess, 3 maybe 4. I really don't know exactly.
I love the light and your horse. But hope you either live where your horse doesn't need a winter coat or you turn the light off when you leave. Too much &quot;daylight&quot; will prevent their winter coat from growing in and might make your horse less ready for winter. My daughter has a curly horse with a lovely winter coat now.
thank you for the tip. she does not wear a coat and we shut the light off when were done. the lights main purpose is to see when we are working in there.
I am glad to help. I didn't know about light and the horses winter coat until recently. And I grew up with horses. They just grew their coats lol. But living now where our horse needed a thick coat to be warm, I researched and found out all I could about keep them warm and safe. Horses are wonderfully designed. And such a blessing.
I measured the LUX ( lumens per square foot) and it was over 950 LUX. hope that helps you.

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