Diy LED strip light powered from a solar powered battery bank (for painting/drawing at night) Answered
I like to paint nightscapes and so far headlamps are not working so well for me. I used a portable light bar one night that worked well (on loan) but it was too heavy.
I've been through stores looking for the right thing...and harbor freight came close. But I need something lighter weight and less expensive. Two or three led lights don't cast enough light and 30 led storebought lights are too much light. I have a solar powered phone charger with battery bank (with usb connections) that I now plan to use as the portable power source.
I plan to use a pringles potato chip tube as the light housing that can be attached by clips to my pochade (really a mod'd cigar box) on top of a camera tripod.
I guess my main concern is weight on the box, so I thought running a cable off a power source hanging from the tripod would be more secure and less likely to fall in my palette (as has already happened).
I need help figuring out the circuit board; and also choosing the right white led for color purposes. Any thoughts?