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.
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)