Introduction: Retractable Solder Fume Extractor (From an LED Light)

About: I've been making Instructables since I was 13. Now, I mostly make videos of my projects, however I'm still active here, so don't hesitate to reach out! Sick with a deadly disease called DIY-itis!

This Is a fan that I use while soldering to get the solder fumes out of my face!

Why did I choose this fan? This Is Why

If you are wondering what I am connecting it to, It is my home-made peg-board. If you are interested this project this is the link

If you don't understand why there is a weird flashlight on this pegboard you can see this project here

Step 1: The Parts I Used

1. A Retractable LED Reading Light

2. Wires (There will be an explanation why at Step 3)

3. Zip Ties

4. The Fan

Step 2: Tools

Wire Cutters


Step 3: Why Wires?

I used some extra 220 VOLT wall wires I had because the bending lamp structure wasn't strong enough to hold the fan.

Step 4: Unscrew the Head Off the End

I did this gently using pliers

Step 5: What to Do With the Wires

I cut the wires to the exact length of the lamp and connected them (with zip-ties) to the bendable structure of the lamp to make it stronger.

Step 6: Connect the Fan to the (so Called) Lamp

I did this by tying the zip-ties and the lamp together as seen in the picture

Step 7: DONE!

Now this is an ultra powerful fume Extractor!

Step 8: Update!

Now this is connected to my table because I replaced the small pegboard with a huge Magnetic Pegboard!

I've also made an Instructable about my "Magnetic Pegboard" which you can see here!

Step 9: Thank You for Watching!

Thank You For Watching! Don't forget to visit my Instructables page for more projects!

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