What do you do with a leftover LED-strip, well you turn it into good looking little cabinet lights. That's what I did and I'd like to show you how you can build your own small led panels for many different purposes.

Step 1: The Materials

To make a few panels you don't need much much experience or skills neither do you need a whole lot of materials. The few things that are required are:

    • some LED-strip (120 LED's per m)
    • an empty gummy bear container
    • some wire
    • double-sided tape

To power it you will furthermore need

    • a 12V power supply
    • a switch

And a few tools:

  • a soldering ion
  • a hot glue gun
  • a wire cutter
  • a cutting knife


Very professional looking result - do you have any trouble with the soft plastic melting from the heat of the LEDs?
I never had any problems like that you can even touch the LEDs while working they are producing very little heat.

About This Instructable




Bio: Hi, my name is Jan and I am a maker, I love building and creating things and I am also quite good at repairing stuff ... More »
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