This time I’ll show you how to make simple workbench light by using high CRI Yuji LED strips and piece of aluminium.
How I did it - you can check by looking DIY video or you can follow up instructions bellow.
For this project you will need:
Flicker free dimmable LED power supply
Drill and bits
6mm bolts and nuts
Step 1: Materials
In this project I’ll use Yuji LED production: flicker free dimmable power supply and high CRI LED strip. I choose Yuji BC series 12V LED strip with color temperature of 5600 of kelvins. All Yuji LED production is unique, because of high color rendering index. This LED ribbon have CRI rating of 95. High CRI LEDs provide the best color rendering ability and that’s why they are perfect for photography and video lighting.
I’ll use an aluminium strip with dimensions of 3 by 25 millimeters and total 2 meters of length. Aluminium is the best solution to ensure proper LED cooling. Also it’s lightweight and cheap. Plus it’s very easy to work with it.
Step 2: Working With Aluminium
The idea is to form an illuminated arc over working area on my workbench.
Stand legs was made form L shape aluminium profile. Each was 30 centimeter length. Drilled a hole in a middle of stand legs and used it as a template to mark drilling point at aluminium arc. Stand legs and aluminium strip screwed together with 6 mm bolts and nuts.
Step 3: Small Adjustments
Made small adjustments to get proper shape.
Step 4: Glueing LED Strips
And the fun part - to glue LED strips. I’ll use two LED pieces of 125 centimeter length and glued them in parallel.
Step 5: Wiring...
Pretined and soldered both LED strips in series.
Made two holes for power wires and soldered them in place.
Connected power wires to solderless connector and zipped it to aluminium profile.
Step 6: Testing Time..
And the moment of truth!
Step 7: Summary
What’s great about dimmable power supply - thats I always could get exact amount of light when working and filming my projects.
One meter of this LED strip is producing up to 1300 of lumens and takes up to 18W of power. So my setup at max power should give up to 3200 of lumens and will take around 45W.
Participated in the
Dorm Hacks Contest 2016