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Hi. Here we are going to turn 3 cheap ($4 each at fry's marketplace) LED screw-in lights into a fishtank light/hood combo.
Break lamps carefully. Wrap lamp in towel, make note where glass is (don't hurt the leds when breaking) break using pliers, not a hammer. You don't want to ...
design your led layout in Illustrator. you want to make a natural pattern, not a silly inefficient human square pattern. go in 60° and 120° angles to make ...
Buy galvanized sheet metal at home depot (about $30 for huge roll = most useful thing you can buy for diy) mark out your led layout using sharpie ...
wipe whole sheet or just hole areas on both sides with acetone to aid adhesion of ...um, adhesive? lay dow sheet and after snipping off leds from base ...
Arrange all leds (you are gonna have 3 sets, going in a loop), and glue down using whatever you prefer. i chose quick set clear epoxy because it ...
i am no electrician, but common sense is common sense. replicate the electric loop circuit that is on the circular circuit board (lol) in the original led lamp ...
Test circuits out as you go, then complete loop with ac cord. done! THESE LEDS ARE WAY TOO DIM, BUT PROJECT IS A SUCCESS NEVERTHELESS. BE CAREFUL, YOU ...
Don't worry - nothing will happen. One of mine DID go out, as you can see in this photo. All the others remain lit.
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