LEDs are some of the best things ever. They provide colorful light, barely use any power, and are easy to learn how to use. We love them and would love to see what cool projects you can make using them. So we teamed up with the mad LED scientists at Monkeylectric to bring you a new contest: Get the LED Out!

The rules are simple. To enter, the Instructable must involve LEDs. That's it. It can be a part of a much bigger project or it can be focused on a cool use of LEDs. Just be sure to document it well with clear photos and text and show us what you can do!

The grand prize winner will receive a set of four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric. With those installed, any bike will instantly become a beautiful light show at night! Six first prize winners will win one Monkey Light which provides a lot of light to ride safer in style.

Don't ride a bike? Winners can choose either a Monkey Light or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip. The LED strips run on 12V and do not include any power supply or wiring. Can be seen in this instructable.

So what are you waiting for? Make something with some LEDs! Shine a light and get to it!

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The Get the LED Out! Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

7 Prizes

Grand Prize<br />(1 winner)

Four Monkey Lights from Monkeylectric to turn a regular bike into an instant lightshow!

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize<br />(6 winners)

One Monkey Light from Monkeylectric or 7 feet of waterproof full color LED light strip plus $50 in LEDs from Phenoptix.

Also an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between May 13, 2009 and Jun 14, 2009 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Get the LED Out! Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.