Introduction: Magnetic LED Panel Light
For the kitchen and the bathroom I've needed a new lamp, because the one in the bathroom is to old and the one in the kitchen is now defect (I've tried to change the light tubes but the cover broke)
For the kitchen I've planed a rectangular panel light with nearly same dimensions like the old one.
For the bathroom a square shape was more suitable.
Step 1: A Plan Is Everything
- Thin steal sheet as a support for the magnets.
- strange looking Aluminum profile.
- (Magnets) I've first tried to recycle those, but I hadn't enough.
- PMMA sheets with a transparency of 50%
- LED stripes.
- Power supplies.
Step 2: Prepare the Magnets
This is the First time ever, that I'm cutting through something like this... I was amazed.
After that, you'll have pieces of magnets, which will fit in the aluminum profile...
I hadn't enough magnets so I ordered some... but it also works with recycled one.
Step 3: Apply the Magnets
I've created a support for the bought magnets. Therefore I've simply drilled holes in a wooden rod and placed the magnet in there. The rods then fit perfectly in the Aluminum profile.
Step 4: The Electrical Stuff
The electrical stuff is quite simple. Glue on the LED stripes and connect them with each other. To get an even light distribution, this way I've increased the operating expenses by 200%...
But it is worth it.
Step 5: Cable Passages
Quite ugly one... But nobody will see this later
Step 6: Plastic Coating
To protect the lamps against rust, I've applied a plastic coating
Step 7: Mounting
Additionally the construction under my ceiling was... just different then I've expected. So I had to open up everything, it was a lot of work and I don't want to do this again.
But the result is great.