|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-28-2016 11:47 PM||4292 views||18 times favorited||20 comments|
My wife was really in need of an additional light source on her desk at work and wondered if I could make her a desk lamp.
“Sure” I mean, how hard could that be??? LOL
I always wanted to play around with using LED’s in a project, so I designed the project with that idea in mind and this is what I came up with. In total, there are 60 individual LEDs which cast PLENTY of light. The great thing about this lamp is it creates NO heat and casts a perfect white light across a work surface.
I have to give a TON of credit to Darbin Orvar for posting a fantastic YouTube video on how to “easily” wire multiple rows of LED light strips – Without her video, I would have been at a total loss on how to do this!
I didn’t want to see all the wiring and lights from the side, so I recessed all the electric bits into the top – see pic 5 to see what I mean.
The base and the arm uses multiple strips of Ash, while the top is Red Elm. Finish is spray lacquer.
The top measures 4×5 inches and the lamp stands about 14 inches high.
Enjoy – I hope my wife will get a lot of use out of it! :-)
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