Instructables: question - lighting Mon, 5 Oct 2015 23:34:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino & Neo Pixel help... Wired_Mist Hey Everyone ! I've been having some problems with the Adafruit Neo-Pixel Library Using Arduino. I need to set the Entire strip to one color and no mater how many google searches I do I can't find the code. Rather then the "colorWipe" or "theaterChase" mode I need to set a strip of 39 pixels to one ...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:14:38 PDT
Help with LED combination to make a face. pepelpue00 Hi,      I am trying to make a face using LEDs.  I have attached an image of what I want to make.  Referring to the image the first set of Led will fade in one by one and then stays on while the next set of LEDs fade in one by one.  This will continue until all the sets for the mouth LEDs have been...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:44:53 PDT
Does the length of a fluorescent tube matter? Will a shorter fluorescent tube work in a longer fixture? conrad141 Assuming the wattage is the same. I have some 15" fluorescent tubes. Will they work in fixtures made for longer tubes if the wattage is the same?
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:47:37 PDT
Fluorescent bulb questions ? FriendOfHumanity Hello, Short question but sorry,  I cannot seem to shorten it; the actual question is in the last two lines . My friend's outside light stopped working; Earlier today I was asked to replace the two bulbs; they had stopped working and seemed slightly brown on the ceramic part. They are four pin fl...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:16:54 PST
What kind of power supply do I need for my 10PCS 10W 30Mil SMD Led? TaNviR77 Hello I just bought 10 SMD white led. This lighting project is for my aquarium. I got the LEDs but now I need some newbie friendly help to connect these light and get a proper power supply for these. I don't know how much power will I be needing for them. Here are the details of the led lights from ...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 06:01:01 PST
Portable lighting solution: Is it possible to power (400watt) Halogen light from a 12V Car Battery? lshoesmith Im trying to work out a cheap, portable way of lighting when on location whilst filming. The idea of a generator is just to expensive to even think of at the moment, so is it possible to power (400watt) Halogen light from a 12V Car Battery? Or  Are there any readily available 12V lights that prod...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:47:51 PDT
Convert antique fireplace to simulated.? Doc Holliday I have a wall-mounted porcelain coal fireplace from a French chateau.  It has isinglass windows, so is amenable to diffused light. BUT, all the electric simulators are too wide to fit.  I tried using candles, BAD idea. Then I tried flickering Christmas lights, too constant and not enough color var...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:04:13 PDT
How do you sand blast empty wine bottles and what type of blaster do I need ? Medicnewt17
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Thu, 8 May 2014 10:12:49 PDT
Way to control two fluorescent bulbs in the same fixture individually? natedawg1013 I would like to set up a few fluorescent light fixtures that each have one blacklight bulb and one white bulb. I would like to be able to control them individually so that I can have either the blacklight bulb or the white bulb on at any given time. It would be preferable to be able to dim the white...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 00:07:21 PDT
Homemade bike lights? sf49ers I am trying to make a front light for my bicycle and I have my electronic part right but, I need to find a reflective background for it but I don't know where I would get it.  
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:34:59 PST
How to properly power LED Strip Lights using battery for mobile sign? jenneee Hello and thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer me here.  I'm clueless here... So, here is the plan, I have purchased a strip of LED lights (see them here: and am attempting to place them on a mobile...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 05:55:17 PDT
Retrofitting an antique light fixture? thoughtfission Hi, I just picked up a really nice old hanging light fixture. I want to upgrade it with modern light sockets and lampshades to use in our new house (Actually 200 years old but new to us). Has anybody had any experience doing this? Could you give me a few pointers? Thanks, G
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:16:40 PDT
Any ideas on making a curved plexiglass panel with LED lighting the etching in it? jdanaher1 So, I want to create a 2"-3" wide strip of plexiglass that I would etch and then curve (using to heat to wrap the 2"-3" wide strip around something round, for example a pipe). My question is, if I had an LED source lighting the end of the strip (again, the narrow end) would the etched plexiglass lig...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 14:46:54 PDT
Fireworks time delay? lochrin I want to set off a few fireworks on the night of my wedding aniversary, and rather than run off and light the fuse, or rely on my dopey brother, I was after a time delay with, say, a watch? So I could set it for 10pm and bamoo.. 10pm we outside enjoying drinks, and a few fireworks go up! I have see...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:46:07 PST
3Watt LED Recessed Ceiling Downlight - 12 Volt Question soonerbliss1 I'm new to the world of LEDs, but have recently completed a DYI using Cree XR-E as eaves lighting outside my steel building.  Comtemplating doing the same on my personal residence and was considering the 3W 3 LED ceiling downlight ac85-265 under the soffits of my home.  These can be found in great a...
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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:29:11 PST
I want to add a waterproof LED light to my bike with an an on/off switch and a rechargeable battery to power the battery jujubee1465
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Thu, 27 Dec 2012 05:35:05 PST
How to build this KOZO pipe lamp? Adambowker98 The lamp: Man (It is the Desk Lamp called "KOZO Man" I really like this lamp and would love to have one, but I am DEFINITELY NOT willing to fork out $500 for it. I have seen many other 'ibles on pipe lamps but I'm not quite sure how to build the feet of this lamp (the...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:38:26 PST
what to do with extra mini christmas light bulbs? Kling_Klang I have extra mini christmas light bulbs and would like to do something with them to brighten up the rest of the year.  If possible using solar or a battery.
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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 13:23:39 PST
how can i show my name in stringfly effect in led cube? hentrymv
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:14:01 PST
How can I wire blinking leds so that they can blink randomly ,giving that twinkling look? ray33 I know where to get blinking flashing leds, but i dont know how to wire them. Im trying to get that sparkly/twinkle effect like those Christmas ads in stores
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Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:23:51 PDT
is there anyone that has directions and knows how to make a desk top lamp out of popsical sticks ? sabrosky3 i use to make them when my children were little and they were great but the directioins were stolen along with all my property when I put then into storage. and helped my mother take care of my dieing father in Florida
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:39:47 PDT
How do I wire a speed control with a a blinker using 110v indicator lights ? 1stcontact I have 15 110v  red indicator lights and need to light these one at a time using a speed control  and blinker control to simulate a heart beat. This monitor is the same that you can see in the Classic Monster Movie ,"The Bride of Frankenstein". Any help would be appreciated very much.?
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:43:36 PDT
useing 5050 smd leds strip style for shrimp lights, if i add a driver and heatsink will i get more light from my leds? hogrags
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 08:50:41 PDT
what battery pack would be needed to run these LED light strip for 6 hours? skobo Hi all, I am looking at building a wearable battery pack to power these light strips, As I am looking at this the wattage seems high 12 watts, I figure 8 AA 1.5 VDC batteries run in seriers would do the trick but any idea on run time?
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Sun, 15 Jul 2012 12:09:33 PDT
How do i keep a 3 way light bulb on 150 watt with a conventional socket (such as a pan light)? graytriton
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Thu, 10 May 2012 06:27:14 PDT
240v to 12vdc driver/transformer, what wattage output do i need? ciderpig i am trying to power 12no 3w 12vdc bulbs starting with 240v mains. i have found a 240v - 12vdc driver/transformer meant for LEDS but not sure what wattage output i need, 40w?
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:49:13 PDT
possible to make a project on the use of lightning wadhwavandana i am thinking to make a project on lightning in which i  use lightning  for the glow of electrical appliances at home
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:17:02 PDT
Need help thinking of something conductive and magnetic? ARGMISTER I am trying to attach some led lights under a shelf and also need to make them removeable, i need to find something that is conductive as well as magnetic. My original idea was to just get some small nickel or ? plated screws and just wrap wire around them and screw them in but not completely sure o...

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Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:22:16 PDT
Looking to build a battery powered small light (LED?) that works on a winding/pull cord. Alight until cord winds up. pickwicks_plum I'm an assemblage artist and I'd love to begin putting electrical components into my art pieces. My first idea is to back light a piece with a small lamp which the user has to pull a cord to turn on, and then only lasts a short time (20 seconds?). This would need to run on a battery of some sort whi...
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:00:13 PDT
monkeylectric battry pack install? james0007
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:05:09 PST
what's an easy on/off switch for an LED light? buckcomm what's an easy on/off switch for an LED light, when using a simple battery and a single LED?
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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 14:29:53 PST
How to make a Bauhaus Arc Floor Lamp...? GreyBird So I was thinking of using Copper Pipe. Fill the pipe with sand, seal the edges and bend it over a jig whilst heating it with a flame. I would make the jig by cutting out a LARGE arc out of ply wood, add a slot for the pipe, heat, bend, repeat… See any flaws? Any Comments welcome, even ones about B...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2011 07:32:01 PDT
How do I turn tap lights into blinking led lights? Rindo Please help! I found a Youtube video of a deadmau5 head with led lights from rave gloves moded to regular tap lights. Only the user who made the head doesn't tell you how he did it. Does anyone know how it's done? Thanks for you help. Here is the link:
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 00:36:32 PDT
How can I build a structure that looks like the thruster cone on a robotic space probe? wcmartin I'm hoping to make something that looks like the thruster cones on a robotic space probe.  Something that looks similar to this cone. I'd rather it not be metal but something that can let some light through, like a lampshade.  Can anyone suggest something that looks similar to this?  It would be awe...
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Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:39:27 PDT
I was wondering how do I connect a dimmer switch to a 24 hour programmable timer for a faux window. Claypoolgal I was wondering how do I connect a dimmer switch to a 24 hour programmable timer for a faux window. I want it to look as real as possible. So I am looking for sunset and sunrise. Any help would be great! Thank you?
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:02:16 PDT
can oil lamp wicks, be used in homemade candles, cut down to the right size for a candle??? thanks? AJ911 cut down to 1/8 OD by 8 inches long???
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Mon, 9 May 2011 20:17:34 PDT
Can I Use A Four Light Electrical Ballast With Only Two Bulbs? coolpizzadude
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Tue, 3 May 2011 03:36:25 PDT
How do I wire a 6 circuit terminal block for lighting a stoplight? dangermoomoo 3 light traffic light we want to at the very least light up. three light,yellow,green..with two wires each. one being white and one corresponding with the color light... (tealish for green, orangish for yellow, red for red). there are other wires (brown,yellow,white and red) that also ...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:10:11 PDT
Is there such a thing as Motion-detecting Dimmer Switches? sreudianflip HEllo. I am wondering about either dc or ac auto dimmer switches. What I would like to do is make a series of auto on and auto off dimming blacklights for a gallery. I haven't found much of anything online. I wondered if there is a diy workaround possible?
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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 22:28:51 PDT
I am in Australia and I wish to wire in an exhaust fan to my fluro light operated by the one switch. weekendDIYer The switch has a red wire and a white wire leading to the fluro light. The fluro has twin and earth (red, black and green) leading from a previous light in another room and another exiting to the next light in the house. The fan has two wires, a brown and a blue. I attempted to parallel the wiring b...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 06:37:59 PST
How can I build an extra large drum light shade? rflusser I would like to make a big drum light shade (approx measurements are 40" wide by 12" tall). I've got a basic hanging light fixture (just a triple bulb fixture with no shade), and I would like to fashion a frame (this is the hard part) around which to wrap a thin fabric.  Here is the style I'm going...
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Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:46:50 PST
How do I make a transparent light box? catwood86 I want to get some of this thick transparent plastic from a lowes and make a cube frame and put led lights inside so the box will glow. Im not too much of a diy person so I wanted to see if anyones done this before. Welding it is not an option, I want it looking clean cut and professional. 4 feet hi...
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:01:02 PST
How to construct a timing circuit for a LED lighting circuit.? hbiles I am new to electronics but a quick learner. I have a dark path that I want to illuminate for about 2 to 3 minutes using a commercial LED light. It is too far to run a 120V line, so I am hoping to use a 3 - Volt Lithium battery connected to a timer that will shut-off the light automatically. I canno...
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Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:00:43 PST
Power supply/adaptor for 12v 15w ac bulb? nick_lords Hi all. I have a light set with a 12v 15w AC bulb along with a 12v 1-2w small AC motor. I also received a adaptor along with it of 12v 1A AC. The adaptor worked only for an hr and went off. The primary winding were open when checked. I brought a new adaptor and the same thing happened. Can anyone pl...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 00:54:04 PST
Trying to make a black light mirror the magnitude of speakers moses324 Trying to make a black light mirror the magnitude of speakers, not just on or off if the sound is loud enough, I'm trying to make it get brighter and dimmer as the music gets louder and softer. Help please? I can't find anything online that would be variable, all I can find is guides for LEDs, which...
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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:51:58 PST
How can I make lights that turn on when I open my shed door? sladek I've just put together a shed for my motorbike that will soon have electricity wired to it. I want to make a lighting system that turns on the lights when I open the door and turns them off when I close them. I don't want to spend a load of money so was thinking relays and microswitches. Any thoug...
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 02:57:15 PST
How can i adapt this to work for 110v? gantyman I found and made this but i would like to make it work with christmas lights so i could just plug it into an outlet and plug the lights in,  however the TIP31 transistor only works up to somewhere around 45v is there any way to get around this?
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Sun, 5 Dec 2010 13:22:29 PST
How to identify breaker for a currently dead circuit? kelseymh There is a circuit in my house which has become unpowered, but I can't find a breaker for it.  None of the breakers in the service panel are tripped (yes, I know what that looks like), and the two labelled "not in use" don't affect this unpowered line (I've cycled them both a couple of times).  The...
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:23:20 PST
how to hard wire a solar led light ficture? kokoro chan hello Sakura is my name from Japan forgive my speling, Does any body know how to hard wire a led solar tiki torch I purchase one at home depot and noticed they have a display model hard wired but no one know how to doit i need for my cultural project in shool "onegai shimas" Meaning help please ?
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Wed, 3 Nov 2010 19:46:46 PDT
Does any one know where to get festoon lighting that is at least a foot away from each other and has large bulbs ? puregoldner Does any one know where to get festoon lighting that is at least a foot away from each other and has large bulbs ? Or does any one know how to make festoon-esque lighting with large bulbs? preferably
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Tue, 19 Oct 2010 12:06:40 PDT