LED TUBE LIGHT (AC)

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Introduction: LED TUBE LIGHT (AC)

About: Now I am a retired person, who enjoys life and making small things to pass the time keep myself busy.

INTRO.
My friend Justin, wanted my help to make a LED Tube Light, so this is the result for all of you to see.
The tube light is a row of LED's which runs on 110 or 220 volts AC, just like your ordinary Fluorescent Tube Light.

Step 1: STEP-1

List of parts required.
100 pieces or more of Very Bright White LED's of 5mm size.
1-or more Non Polarized Capacitor .33uF to .47uF rated 250v to 300 volts for ----110v AC
1-or more Non Polarized Capacitor .22 uF rated 400 volts -for 220 volts for AC
1 or more Resistance of 1k -1 watt for ----110v AC
1 or more Resistance of 1k - 1/2 watt for ----220v AC
2 inches width and 4 feet long PVC concealed wiring rigid batten.
On off Switch, wire, wall plug, solder etc.

Step 2: STEP-2

In this Step take a 2 inches width and 4 feet long PVC concealed wiring batten.
Fix two rows of 15+15 LED's at a gap of 1 inch.
This 30 LED make one segment.
Fix 3 SEGMENTS of 90 LED's as shown in the Photographs.
Follow the Circuit Diagram in detail.
The gap between the LED's should be 1 inch so as to cover the 4 feet of PVC batten.
The 3 segments should be connected in parallel to the house AC outlet. (110 volts)
Put an on-off switch before connecting to the house outlet.
Your Tube light is ready.
Switch it on and enjoy the soft light.

Step 3: STEP-3

This circuit is for them who have 220 volts AC as their house supply.
I added this step for them.

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417 Discussions

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Asif Siddique
Asif Siddique

9 months ago

Sir, if I am getting it right, all LEDs in a segment are parallel... The value of capacitor e.g. .22uF for 220VAC... It can't deliver sufficient current to illuminate the LEDs properly... Kindy correct me if I am making a mistake to understand the circuit.

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PierreV16
PierreV16

Question 1 year ago

Do I understand this correctly, that the power of 220V goes
through each LED?


The first row and second row, running in line with each
other and then the top to the bottom also be further connected. So runs the +
and - together.

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davidvara.001
davidvara.001

Question 1 year ago

I want off-delay switching. how to make it?
means, if I switch off the tube light, it should slowly gets dimmed (1 or 2 minutes) and switched off.

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Keerthisena devanarayanage
Keerthisena devanarayanage

Question 2 years ago

Sir, I cannot understand how this circuit is working without a d.c. current .

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SadiqK5
SadiqK5

Question 2 years ago on Step 1

can you explain working principle and how voltage dividing?

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coycash
coycash

3 years ago

What do you mean by '2 inches width and 4 feet long PVC concealed wiring rigid batten.'

I'm not sure what this is

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masthan vali
masthan vali

4 years ago

sir i want the above mentioned pdf but when i am going to click for download it is asking me to upgrade for premium , how can i got that pdf sir

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Treknology
Treknology

Reply 4 years ago

PDF download is only available to paid-up pro-Members.

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Dipankar
Dipankar

Reply 4 years ago

Really I do not know, sorry.

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milindangal
milindangal

4 years ago

Thnx for response. However, did not follow why flicker will increase. Can you pl explain the working?

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Dipankar
Dipankar

Reply 4 years ago

The shorter the distance of (plus)+ and (minus) - LED flicker is less, and the longer the distance the flicker is more.

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milindangal
milindangal

Reply 4 years ago

OK. Thanks again.

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milindangal
milindangal

4 years ago

I have a question. Why two LED's are connected back to back? (and such 15 pairs in series) If we connect 15 LDE's in series (all +ves in 1 direction) & another 15 LED's in series (all -ves in same direction) & and then connect these two rows in parallel, will it work?

Thanks.

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Dipankar
Dipankar

Reply 4 years ago

YES....... it will work but the flicker will be more......

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twistedone78
twistedone78

4 years ago

Hello sir,

can I bother you to help me make a circuit of 20 LED's 5630 which runs on AC 220V?

Thank you in advance

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Dipankar
Dipankar

Reply 4 years ago

What is 5630? Please mention the size of the LED in mm. like 5mm,10mm.

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Dipankar
Dipankar

Reply 4 years ago

What mm LED's you want to use?

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AzmiO1
AzmiO1

Reply 4 years ago

can you share with me a circuit of 20 LED's 5630 which runs on AC 220V like twistedone78 ask to you?