Hello everyone! I been searching for a while but have not found any real info on building a Cree powered table lamp for use when working on my bench. I mess around with RC cars and helicopters but the regular lighting is not enough to see clearly, so I would like to assemble a simple 4-5 emitter light bar that has some flood to illuminate the the bench surface. I have a cree powered flashlight using the XR-E emitter and I like the output so I would like to use the same for my light bar.
I'm new to all these emitters / drivers and my brain is on overload due to the amount of options available. Not sure if I should wiring them in series or parallel and which drivers I should use. Here are some specifics that I do know and was hoping you pros could fill in the blanks.
I would like to use:
4 or 5 XR-E emitters or something similar that gives a bright white light
I'm guessing wiring these in series? or parallel would be better for overall lumens?
Do i need a driver for each led or can one driver power all of them?
Would like to use rechargeable high drain batteries either 14500 or 18650's depending on the voltage/ drain needed to drive 4-5 leds. Would like to keep the cell count to 2-4 cells if possible.
Can someone give me some assistance with this project like what i need to accomplish this? Or if someone has time to build it I would like to hear some quotes also. I have twin baby girls and my time is very limited these days!!!
thanks everyone have good day!