Fiber Optic LED Removal

Intro: Fiber Optic LED Removal

Ever wanted to remove the LED from old/broken fiber optic lights? This is an easy Instructable that migt be useful someday...

Step 1: Equipment

All that is nessecary is

1: Fiber Optic Lights (this is done with Christmas lights)
2: Pliers
3: A bin
4: Yourself

Step 2: Step 1

Remove the fiber piece from the light. these should slip out with little resistance. Use your hands, not the pliers.

Step 3: Step 2

The casing should have 2 tabs that hold the LED and that used to hold the fiber piece. Snap one off with the pliers and take the LED out.

Step 4: Step 3

Clamp the pliers around the LED head. You should pull the LED head and the smaller piece of plastic from the bigger piece.

Step 5: Step 4 (final)

The remaining piece of plastic and LED should have 2 metal wires up the sides. pull them down so they are parallel and pull the LED from the plastic.

You are now officially done! The LED can be used for another project.



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    2 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    More so if you wanted to use the LED in another project. i'll clear it up CLOSURE.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    OK, you removed it, was that to replace it or you wanted to use the LED in another project? You left us all hanging, we need closure, even if it is only in textual form, please tell.