Introduction: LED Lit Messenger Bag With Magnetic Switch
Hello, this is Bryan from the Elemental LED shipping department.
Big messy bags can get very dark and it can get frustrating when you can’t find what you’re looking for.
So I thought lighting up my bag would be a practical way of showcasing how small and sleek our lights are designed.
Step 1: Materials
- Magnetic ON-OFF Switch
- 3 ft of Side View Flexible LED Strip Light
- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack (comes with an adapter and extension cables)
- RGB wire
- Double sided foam tape
Step 2: Mouting the Lights
I then soldered wires to the lights and sewed them into place and ran a wire to the front pocket.
For the lid, I used some double-sided foam tape to hold the other piece of the magnet switch
to the lid and closed and opened the bag to test if the switch worked and turned the light on
and off as it opened and closed. To my surprise, the magnet switch was pretty sensitive and
it worked through the layers of fabric without a problem. Leaving part of the magnet switch
attached with double-sided foam tape, I sewed it in.
Next, I used velcro to make the aligning of the magnets easier and more consistent.