Solar Powered LED Lighting

Introduction: Solar Powered LED Lighting

Make your very own LED lights for camping!

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Step 1: Parts

This is a very simple project and it requires no knowledge in electronics

What you'll need:
Super Capacitor (any Type) x2
1.2k ohm Resistor x1
LED x as many as you want
Solar Panel x1
Rocker/Toggle Switch x1

Step 2: Wiring

Wire according to the schematic you can even use a perf board 
PS the - and + codes on the schematic is the contacts of the solar panel( i didn't know the code for a solar panel so i just put a -+

Step 3: Installation, Uses and How It Works

You can install it anywhere you like for instance on the top of your tent 
The way this works is the solar panel charges the 2 capacitors and when you need light the you flip the switch and it uses the electricity from the capacitors to light the LEDs even if it's night time 


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    4 Discussions

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    Halwoodland
    Halwoodland

    4 months ago

    This worked like a dream thank you so much for posting

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    turbiny
    turbiny

    4 years ago

    How long will it last?

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    Onyoxa
    Onyoxa

    5 years ago on Introduction

    could I use some duct tape to conct the led to the solar panel? I have no soldering iron or anything

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    mmcallister1
    mmcallister1

    6 years ago

    You may want to specify the voltage for the solar panel and capacitors.