My DIY Lantern/Night light

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My DIY Lantern/Night light

made from tissue holder and scavenged parts…

3 modes only…

Edited by: monsterbob on 06/18/2018 - 10:06
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MCPCB and emitter donor, XML T6

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MCPCB screwed to a heatsink with V10+ driver.

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The rest of the components, encircled is the Li-ion battery salvaged from ECG.

Heatsink and battey hot glued to the lid of the tissue holder..

Wiring completed, including the switches…

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Switches…

Breaktime…

Charging module…

Completed circuit…

Charging…

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Low mode…

Medium mode…

High mode…

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Low…

Medium…

High…

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Nifty lantern monsterbob.  Congratulations.  Hope you washed the lead and rosin off your hands before handling that that delicious looking drink and snack.

Did you salvage that heatsink from a computer power supply?

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Well thanks… I think yes, it, indeed, came from PC power supply…

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Comparison… Placed beside 4500k 4W LED bulb..

Low…

Medium…

High…

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monsterbob wrote:
Well thanks... I think yes, it, indeed, came from PC power supply...

 

Cool.  I like how you have re-purposed available parts to create a useful tool.  Too many perfectly fine items go to waste just because they are in old equipment.  Please keep sharing your builds with the forum.

Oh, and welcome to BLF! Smile

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That is one cool lantern monsterbob. Thumbs Up

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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Nice looking lantern, Bob. Thumbs Up

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Very creative monsterbob! Any runtime measurements?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Thanx for all the compliments!

My goal was actually to make a lantern out of the tissue holder but not damage it just in case my wife want it back as a tissue holder again!

No runtime yet, but the first time I used it, from full charge, after 12hrs in low mode, the remaining voltage is around 3.92V.

I don’t think the driver has a low voltage protection that is why I’m careful not to destroy its battery.