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I made a radiant light wall sconce. Er, Flash Light...
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This is a radiant wall light, or I suppose, simply a Flash Light! It was made with wood source exclusively from my scrap bin!

Soldering is something I don’t do enough to be good at it, so please forgive my meager skills! The circuit works and the lights come on, so I’m calling it good!

There are over 25 other woodworkers who participated in the Scrap Bin Challenge! And I would encourage you all to get out in your shop and make a project from scraps!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 04:37 PM

Pardon the pun, but it is a bright idea!
What is the battery life and how much current do those strips draw?
One last question, is there any symbology behind the lightning bolt?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Peter Brown

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 04:52 PM

I wanted a light that didn’t have a cord hanging down, so I rigged up the battery. I’ve used the LED strips in the past with a 9v for a desk light and it’s still going strong 4 months later. If I get a 6 months of use out it, then it would be a success for me.

The symbol is a total geek out. It’s from the comic book character, The Flash. :)

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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mcoyfrog

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#3 posted 10-20-2014 06:59 PM

Sweet light. Flash ah ahhhhhhh i hear the tune in my head fellow geek I admit

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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longgone

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 07:01 PM

Thats’a nice…the light adds a lot of uniqueness also. Where did you get the led lights?

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Peter Brown

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#5 posted 10-20-2014 09:05 PM


Sweet light. Flash ah ahhhhhhh i hear the tune in my head fellow geek I admit

- mcoyfrog


Nice! Are you watching the new show?


Thats a nice…the light adds a lot of uniqueness also. Where did you get the led lights?

- Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor


I bought a roll of LED’s off Ebay (like 100 LEDs) for $10 delivered. Search for “White LED 12v”

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 10-20-2014 11:54 PM

this is about as good as it gets.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 10-21-2014 12:02 AM

Great looking Flash night light!

And this may sound like a stupid question, but how does a 9V battery power a 12V LED? I thought with diodes, it was all or none.

-- Dean

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Peter Brown

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#8 posted 10-21-2014 12:11 AM

It’s funny. Everywhere I looked said it wouldn’t work but I did it anyway. I’m thick like that. Seems to work fine. I’ve had it on another light for almost 4 months. It is used semi regularly.

I’m not sure why everyone said it wouldn’t…

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 10-21-2014 06:35 PM

Whaaaaaaaatttt? a new show, imma gonna have to look that up kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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hairy

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#10 posted 10-21-2014 07:50 PM

Nice work! I’ve been wanting to make some sort of lighting project, thanks for giving me something to think about.
I think I’ll go with tea lights of the HF flashlight, if I can cook up a plan. The idea is always the hardest part. That’s a good one!!

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Peter Brown

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#11 posted 10-21-2014 07:53 PM

Hey Hairy! And I’m sure it will involve some carving to boot!!

I’d love to see what you come up with!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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