Introduction: Transform a Boring Old Table Lamp Into 2800 Lumen LED Blaster
This will be more of a pictorial guide rather than any write up...
Okay! So lets get it done!
Step 1: Open Your Old Lamp
Open your old lamp. This will be a little different for each lamp.
Look at the bottom for screws. Some models are just snap-fit, so carefull pry them apart.
Step 2: Remove the Old Stuff Out!
Remove the old stuff out!
Your lamp might me the one with CFLs or even an Incandescent.
Its time to say all the old technology goodbye!
My lamp was powered by a 9W CFL (Phillips PL) and Had a ballast at the base.
Be careful when handling CFLs.
Step 3: Decide How the LEDs Will Fit In
Now here comes the important part.
We need to decide how the LEDs will Fit in. Remember that LEDs are sensitive to heat, so heatsinking is essential. I found a reasonable Sized Aluminium block- Just the perfect item to wick the heat away, and also support the LEDs.
You also need to figure a way to install the LED ballast, I put it in where the CFL ballast was.
Step 4: Wicked 2800 Lumens of Retina-burning Power!
I pasted 12 of Seoul P4 LEDs onto the aluminium Block.
Each of the LEDs are rated to Deliever 240 Lumens at max power. I used 12...So that wicked 2800 Lumens of Retina-burning power!
LEDs were secured to the block with thermal paste, and a drop of thermal glue.
Be careful about the polarity!
Step 5: 12 LEDs in Place on the Aluminium Block.
SO here is the beastie!
12 LEDs in place on the aluminium block.
Statutory warning-' Do not stare directly into the LEDs, unless you know how to find way without vision or have some replacement eyeballs ready'
Step 6: Fianlly, Everything Is in Place
Fianlly, everything is in place.
Put back the lamp in reverse order as you opened it. I'd recommended consulting to lamp's manual for reference.
12 LEDs at High power do give out a respectable amount of heat...So i'm plannig to active cool it with a 40mm fan.......now thats for part 2....
Step 7: Alright, I'll Let the Pictures Do All the Talking.
Alright, i'll let the pictures do all the talking.
First, the control shot...
Then with the Blaster lamp!
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