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Simple looking LED wall light

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My little sister needed a new wall light for her dressing.
She asked me to give it the looks of a spotlight with the wide beam angle of a regular light.
The result is this wall light.

The total cost was around 35 dollar.


 
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Step 1: Materials and tools

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Materials

  • Wooden board (MDF 12mm)
  • LED (BRIDGELUX - BXRA-W0401-00000 - ARRAY, WARM WHITE, 400LM)
  • Power supply (12v)
  • LED driver (700ma)
  • Opal glass
  • Round pinfin heat sink (80 mm)
  • Two screws (M3)
  • Two wall plugs
  • Two hook screws

 

Tools

  • Pair of compasses
  • Solder
  • Solder iron
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Screwdriver
  • Drill
  • Diamond drill bit (40 mm)
  • Drill bit (45 mm,  40 mm, 6 mm)
  • hole saw (90 mm)
  • Jigsaw 
  • Miter saw
  • Glue gun
  • Wood glue
  • Bar clamps

Step 2: Drawing

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Start with two pieces of 10 cm by 40 cm. and one piece of 8 cm by 1 cm

The material I used was MDF (12 mm thick).
I had them precut at a local wood shop, but you could easily saw them yourself from a bigger piece.

Take the two 10 cm By 40 cm  pieces and make a mark from each end straight in the middle at 5 cm.
Take a pair of compasses and draw a half circle  (10 cm in diameter) on each mark.

 Take one piece and draw a line 1 cm from the edge of each long side.

Draw a line in the middle of each piece from the long side to the opposite long side.

Rasenquan10 months ago
Thank you so much for your idea and instructuable.
I built your lamps, but I modified them a bit...
I personally had some problems with the painting, my lamps aren't that smooth and clear as yours.
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The LEDs that you use is Superbright LED. to make that lamp be smooth and clear ,you can use 1 watt or 3 watt or 10 watt and place a thin diffuse plastic

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callen361 year ago
Nice, very impressive to say the least. DIY projects like this would have been hard to do with regular light bulbs. Here's a article about beam angles that might help in deciding which type of LED to get http://goo.gl/QCJul
bobalbury1 year ago
Beautiful light. Our bed is under the window so there is no easy to put in reading lamps. You have solved our problem. Thank you. You've got my vote
(^__^)1 year ago
very simple yet exteremly elegant design,the smooth finish is probably the secret behind the beauty of this thing,wondeful job to say the least, i assume you left too much free space inside the enclosure of the lamp because you didn't want to make it narrow cuz it could easily accumulate heat that way?,this may not apply here since we're talking about a lamp, but you can consider the free space in other instructables,really cute design
Definitely not UK, the colours of the cables are wrong, and I think this is sailing a little close to "Part P" legislation which is intended to prevent un qualified people from doing shoddy work but mainly prevents people from doing a lot of DIY projects. Technically you are allowed to change an existing light fitting with one made for the purpose, but making one yourself may require the services of an inspector to certify it as safe. A requirement which adds about £200 to your project. Sad isn't it?
miguipda1 year ago
Hi,

a really great job.
Could you please add the link to know where buying the LED and the driver.
I do not really know where to check to find the ggod one and as my electronic knowledge is too poor I really need to know where buy the good one. ;-)

Sincerely thanks and have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)
HHarry (author)  miguipda1 year ago
Does the LED really need the heat sink? I have a flashlight that has (9) 10mm ultrabrights in it and it doesn't even get warm.
Exactly my thoughts, and all his stuff is 220 v. . UK ?
HHarry (author)  triumphman1 year ago
I think to simplify this, I'd just take apart one of those 99cent 9 LED flashlights and then mount it into the housing plus a light switch.
HHarry (author)  javajunkie19761 year ago
If you use the LED like described in the materials list you certainly need a heat sink.
The led consumes around 6,65w and will burn down after just 10 seconds without a heat sink. The lamp is designed to fill up a room with warm white quality light. If you use the small LED's from a flashlight you don't need a heat sink but you don't have the same light output and quality as for example the high power LED that I used.
10jeeeexx1 year ago
it's a beautiful lamp, i want it.
Great Job as being said simple but elegant I just say this is a great job using your brain and your natural gift very smart I may say...
zwuckl1 year ago
Wow! I love your lamp in its simplicity and beauty. I will definitely use the inspiration for a similar build.
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