Intro: LED Camping Clamp Light
How to make a light for camping out of a few inexpensive parts.
It's pretty efficient on power being LED also.
Step 1: How to Go About It
What you will need:
-LED MR16 downlight globe
-Small spring clamp
-some 2 core wire, as long as you want it
-cigarette lighter plug or alligator clips if you want to go straight onto a battery
-some tape and or heatshrink
How to do it:
1/ Solder the end of the wire to the pins of the globe, polarity isn't important as these globes are designed for AC, insulate the pins from a short circuit using tape or heatshrink tube.
2/ Solder the other end of the wire to the cigarette lighter plug or alligator clips.
3/ Tape the globe to the handle of the clamp.
It's as easy as that, you can then clip the light anywhere you please and providing the cord is long enough. I find them very handy to hang above the bbq when we are camping, to avoid selmonella from under done chicken!
I have attached a variation of the same idea just using a small LED floodlight globe!