Where to Find LED Lights... (Not in Shops)





Introduction: Where to Find LED Lights... (Not in Shops)

About: My name is Hiyadudez. I make stuff. "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."

This is my first instructible so please go easy on the comments, thanks.
In this instructible i will show you where to find LED Lights...
(not in shops)

Please Rate And Comment this Instructible...

Step 1: Finding LED's...

Dunno Wat To write, by the way just to say, throughout the steps i will just put pictures on, just to show u where u can get leds....

keyboards Have LED Lights !!!

Step 2: Old Cameras Have LED Lights !!!

Step 3: Remote Controls Have LED Lights !!!

Step 4: Computer Mouses Have LED Lights !!!

Step 5: Plug-In Air Fresheners Have LED Lights !!!

Step 6: Computer Speakers Have LED Lights !!!

Step 7: Old Phones Have LED Lights !!!

Step 8: Tvs Have LED Lights !!!

Step 9: Torches Have LED Lights !!!

Step 10: Computers Have LED Lights !!!



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    120 Discussions

    Remotes have IR LED's, You cant use those for regular projects...

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    you are correct! I was about to comment but I read yours. Also, remotes have surface mounted LEDs but they are so tiny at times it's not worth trying to remove them.

    Wow, who here thinks if you can remove LED's from a PCB, your probably smart enough not to touch much else? just a thought, and besides, if they want to be a live test subject for a taser, I'd love to see that one on the news....

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    When I was 9 (mid '80s) I used to dismantle my my 19" B/W TV and pull the capacitor and shock my older brother when he was sleeping after a long day of sibling abuse.

    He'd leave me alone for a while, at least until he forgot how much it hurt.

    I bow down to your ingenuity in sibling torture, wish I had thought about that hahahahahahaha.....would have done good with all them swirlies and atomic wedgies....

    My dad to do that as a kid, With a 300V Electrolytic Capacitor!

    May I share the Almighty Massive Toe Pound? When in close contact, grab your opponent's foot around the toes and squeeze. Proceed to pound the crap out of the exposed digits. It doesn't hurt but it's VERY ANNOYING and your victim will scream anyways for fear of implied damage! ;.P

    I'll admit I laughed! xD
    You are the Payback Master! :D

    Ebay has 100 white 5mm LEDs for £1.15, 100 assorted LEDs for £1.75 (yes, all the way from China).

    Still, right from my childhood I learned a lot from taking things apart.

    Sometimes I even got them back together again.

    i have found quitre a few interesting sites. just by reading the comments.

    just out of interest, how do you safely discharge a CRT tv before working on it?

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    You get a long metal rod with rubber insulation on one end.
    (make one by wrapping whole bunch of insulation tape on one end of it)
    Flip the TV and remove the case.(wear rubber gloves if you don't want to be like me)
    Now it's time to use that metal rod,just poke around until you hear loud bang.
    Don't worry,it's now discharged.
    (if you just want to get LED from it,not scrapping it,find a big capacitor and touch both leads with insulated metal rod from above)
    Or if that TV is broken,just throw that into water. It will discharge whatever is on the TV,making it safer to work on.

    To discharge a crt you need to remove the topcap This is the thick normally red cable with the plastic disk on the end... If this scares you use a pair of insulated pliers ..some have hooks so you may need to do a bit of wiggling to get it off
    Discharge the metal end to ground just incase it's charged
    You need 2 screwdrivers with insulated handles make sure you DO NOT touch the blades place 1st  tip on the aquadag..the silvery/black stuff sprayed on the back of the tube 2nd screwdriver blade onto the blade of the 1st and touch the crt topcap on the tube   if charged you should get a healthy spark 5 to 10mm long. do this a few times over a minuite or two to be on the safe side seeing that your new to it
    Hope this helps you Rog

    Remember to work with one hand; that way electricity does not flow from one arm to another and kills you. No waranties, ok?

    ooo i thought this box was called as a monitor.. :P

    itll be cheaper to get some leds from the store than to break all this sh*t up..

    Infrared LED does not gives off VISIBLE lights, to human naked eye.

    The only LED's I recycle are the Xmas Lights and then use them to make my Grow lights...Mainly the RED and BLUE ones as these are the colours that plants require for GROWTH and FLOWERING.. I also use the White Light but not as many..................

    I probably wouldn't personally put that much time or effort to gleen a few leds. BUT SO WHAT! If some of these folks have the time or inclination to do so, GOOD FOR THEM. Less in the land fill, Etc. Why is everyone so critical????????