LED Flickering Candle Menorah Retrofit

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Introduction: LED Flickering Candle Menorah Retrofit

About: With 21 Featured Instructables, and Over 1 Million Views, I think I am doing pretty good here, with my wacky ideas!

Anyone Jewish and over 40 will know what I am talking about, your parents have been using the same electric menorah bought in the 1960's from EJ Korvette  on bay parkway in Brooklyn
(or equivalent in your town) and as the bulbs have burned out over the years replaced them with
any they could find, didn't matter what color they where. and every Chanuka (Hanuka) they would
shlep it out of the cleaning closet and put it in the window, and it would look more like a fun house display then a proper Chanuka menorah.

If you are reading this, laughing and nodding your head in agreement.

This instructable is for YOU!



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Step 1: Removing the Old Bulbs and Retrofitting

Besides making the menorah look better, This also saves money by using LOW powered LED's
(I added a rechargeable Li-on battery that lasts strangely for 8 nights on a single charge)

I show how to do this in another instructable
www.instructables.com/id/Zoltar-The-Flickering-Lamps/

Here is the pictures on removing the bulbs and adding the LED's



Step 2: The Finished Project (well Almost Finished!)


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    3 Discussions

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    macgeek
    macgeek

    10 years ago on Introduction

    HEY!


    If you like this instructable - Please VOTE FOR IT!

    Thanks!

    Jonathan

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    GrantLevy
    GrantLevy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Jonathan, are each of the lights powered from individual batteries, or is it one power source? If it's one power source, how much voltage is it? Thanks!

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    macgeek
    macgeek

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Hi there Grant, One power source - 4v DC about 1000ma

    Basically the power source will power one bulb or all 9.
    The current draw from the LED's are minimal

    Jonathan