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Modular Lighting - help please! Answered

hullo! For my school project, I am manufacturing a modular lighting unit but I'm a bit lost on the whole electronic side of it. Basically, I can make anything as long as it's vaguely connected to the theme "modular lighting". At the mo, the idea I'm continuing with is flowers in a vase - the flowers are the light source and when it is stuck into the vase, it recharges. I've never done anything remotely related to electronics before so any help as to how I would make this is welcome! :) [or any new ideas] I would just buy a charger to make it easier for me, but I don't know whether I can buy one where, instead of inserting the batteries in, there's wires coming out? Almost like a phone charger or something, so I can connect it to the vase somehow. Thanks!

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Buy / obtain a cheap wall-wart of the appropriate voltage, and add a whole bunch of small connectors, one to go in the end of the stem of each flower.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

13 years ago

Modular lighting means "track" lighting to me. You can go to any home center HomeDepot/Lowes/hardware store or better yet an IKEA to look at the available track lighting and designs. The light unit you design is similar that it plugs into a track or rail that has two rails to contact for the power. There is modular lighting that chains together light units with one thing plugging into an outlet built into the other. This is common for kitchen cabinet underlights. You can gut a cheap "modular" light to put the base track or connector in a pot and feed the rest of the light through your flower light pole. You can modify any light to have a connector so you can make interchangeable flower designs.