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  • Antt commented on Asadullah Mughal's instructable 3 Watt Energy Saver3 weeks ago
    3 Watt Energy Saver

    p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }Agood project.ButI would use a piece of thin pcb 94 V0 1.6mm or thinner preferablywith no tracks or tracks taken off, or other fire retardantmaterial.Becareful not to breath in the dust from cutting the pcb.Theabove should be used as a fault condition could cause a fire, thecardboard and glues would burn.Iwould also add a thermal fuse say a Thermodisc 117ºC G4A01117Cand a 1 Amp or lower fuse in series in the mains live lamp i/p centreconnection for US and European E14/E27 lamps.TheThermodisc melts if the temperature gets to 117ºCthusprotecting against fire and the 1 Amp or lower protects againstelectricalfaultconditions.Ibelieve with USA and Europe Edis...see more »p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }Agood project.ButI would use a piece of thin pcb 94 V0 1.6mm or thinner preferablywith no tracks or tracks taken off, or other fire retardantmaterial.Becareful not to breath in the dust from cutting the pcb.Theabove should be used as a fault condition could cause a fire, thecardboard and glues would burn.Iwould also add a thermal fuse say a Thermodisc 117ºC G4A01117Cand a 1 Amp or lower fuse in series in the mains live lamp i/p centreconnection for US and European E14/E27 lamps.TheThermodisc melts if the temperature gets to 117ºCthusprotecting against fire and the 1 Amp or lower protects againstelectricalfaultconditions.Ibelieve with USA and Europe Edisonscrew bases lamp(E14, E27) the live is the centre contact, thethreadis the return,Inthe UK where I live Bayonetstyles are used as the twoconnections are on the base the metal surround and bayonet pins areisolated from the mains so live could be either.Theglue should also be ARALDITEas this will secure theparts permanently.One last thing Iwould make the disk a friction fit in to the CFL and fit a diffuserover the disk, gluing both in securely..This will make theassembly safe, as live mains could be present on the secondary (lowvoltage) led again in a fault condition.It;s worth lookingon the web as there are lots of circuits and help, found this one onYouTube : -http://uk.ask.com/youtube?q=Mains+3+watt+led+driver&v=piET0Biqo0IIconverted my home to LED's some years ago nearly all from Lidl (nonehave failed) when they started selling them.Justfor interest I have found that approximately a 1 W LED = 10 W tungsten.My house lamp wattage for Tungsten = 1300 W with all LED's =132 W.Byreplacing LED’s for tungsten approximately 90% saving in power.Byreplacing LED’s for tungstenapproximately 90% saving in power.

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