Acrylic Light

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Introduction: Acrylic Light

About: 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. Since I can think I've always loved creating new things and thats what i keep on doing ti...

In the photo you can see a tiny LED lamp that I built. It is made of acrylic and you can spray paint any pattern you like onto it and light it up.

To create something similar you will only need a few parts,

  • some acrylic glass
  • a 4,5V power supply
  • 4 red LED's
  • 4 120Ohm resistors
  • some wire
  • shrink tubing
  • a can of spray paint
  • some tape

The tools you need are

  • a knife
  • a soldering ion
  • a hot glue gun
  • sanding paper

Step 1: Making It

As the pictures are very self explainatory i will just quickly list the different steps.

  1. cut the acrylic glass into pieces
  2. sand them
  3. glue them together
  4. print out your template and cut it out
  5. apply it to your acrylic box and spray paint it
  6. Solder the components together
  7. close the box
  8. enjoy your selfmade lamp

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    Cool idea!
    What was the current rating on the power supply you used?

    4 replies

    Thanks, I think the power supply had an output of 4,5V and 500mA

    Do you think it would still work if my power supply is 5V and 2000mA? Or would the LEDs burn out too quickly? I'm pretty new to all this stuff.

    I guess it would work but you need a bigger resistor for 5V. Because of the 2000mA the LED's might get hot and that will reduce the lifespan. You've got to try it out.

    Thanks! I'm gonna use this idea and make something similar for my girlfriend.