Introduction: Repurpose a Lamp With LEDs

How I Recycled an Old Florescent Tube Lamp to use LEDs.

I had a great lamp that had a florescent "Pure White' -type of bulb. It worked great - until the ballast up and died on me.

Rather than throw it away and find a new one, I decided to break out the old soldering iron and hack it with a few LEDs.

I used this site to calculate how much LEDs I could run with what power supplied. I calculated a total of 21 LEDs in 3 'strands' - one to point straight down and the other 2 to point up into the reflector. I used fritzing to both design the board I needed and to fabricate 2 boards (a spare just in case.)

This is just a few pictures, but shows what I did.


bhvm (author)2011-12-19

Please make an full blown instructable, with the beamshots!

rimar2000 (author)2011-12-03

Very good work, thanks for sharing it.

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