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Can I build an LED "light bulb" from the guts of a screw in CFL bulb? Answered

I am looking to take a CFL bulb and take the glass out of the top. Would the components inside the light work if I build an LED light from it? So basically I want to remove the glass and in its place use LEDs to illuminate instead. Got any suggestions or links that might be useful?

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AFF

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

Don't use the same circuit to power leds - it is a boost converter that makes hundreds/thousands of volts...rather use the linked instrucable...and run line leds.

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framistan
framistan

11 years ago

If you want to be able to put an LED bulb into a lamp socket, you might have a look at the INSTRUCTABLE i made--- click on this

https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-tablelamp-to-LED-for-CHEAP/

OR there are other methods... so a search for "the led lightbulb" for another instructable that is more work but puts out more light... and it is a WINNER instructable (not made by me).    The voltage out of a CFL bulb is too high. not suited for what you are wanting to do. 

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

No, the inside of a CFL is geared to high voltages, and low currents. LEDs need it exactly the other way round.