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    Enlightened andersonEE's Avatar
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    Default Cool Pipe Lamp

    I saw this pic on reddit and thought it was pretty awesome. I'd like to make something similar for my workshop someday.


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    Default Re: Cool Pipe Lamp

    Yeah, but the heatsinking must be terrible!
    "...and the diode multiplied and grew in brightness. And God saw that it was good."

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    Default Re: Cool Pipe Lamp

    Awsome!

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    Default Re: Cool Pipe Lamp

    Make that out of copper instead of iron and you'd have a heck of a heat sink!
    So many LEDs, so little time...

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    Default Re: Cool Pipe Lamp

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDAdd1ct View Post
    Yeah, but the heatsinking must be terrible!
    . . . . . but the plumbing isn't attached to a sink ???

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    Default Re: Cool Pipe Lamp

    I did something similar, only I used a 1" PCB elbow and installed a P60 in it. Built a generic collar that screws onto a microphone gooseneck, shown here with my L4 mounted for additional light.

    the contacts being mere alligator clips, a couple loops of teflon around the reflector and forced it in with a vice, works well.


    Runs on a homemade 5V stepdown from a 12V supply, which results in about 500ma foward current. Good thing with incandescents is the carelessness of heatsinking.

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