Hacked Gadgets Forum

July 26, 2006

Red LED Desk Lamp

at 6:55 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

If you have a few Red LEDs looking for a purpose, this desk lamp looks like a great project. Might be able to do it with a little less regulation but taking the cautious road never hurts.

“Need a red lamp to provide soft red illumination around the telescope? Described here is an easy way to do this. Take a commonly available desklamp and convert it to LED’s. This is a single evening project, taking just a few hours to accomplish once the parts have been obtained.

I have found the resulting light extremely useful when observing. No more holding the flashlight in your mouth when reading charts or making observing notes.

Because the light can light up a whole area when turned fully on it can be used as a worklight when breaking down gear and packing it into the vehicle without bothering other observers at a dark observing site. Or build the 120V version for a personal observatory.”

Via: Make