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    What do I need.

    I'm carrying out a little project for our son's bedroom - which involved a push light - one of these in-cupboard things - mounted on the wall....

    But I want more light out of it and longer battery life - it takes 4 AA batteries - but without much more heat - as you can see the internals include paper and card!

    So I think I should be able to replace the 'bulb' - stange bulb at that - with LED's - maybe a cluster or 5 or 6 around the unit.

    Anyone any suggestions what i should be buying to carry this out?

    The inside of the light.....

    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Think the 4 batterys are 4.8 volts in total. you could run 2 leds without resistors in series.
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    If you put 2 resisters in series, then have 3 runs and put them in parallel wouldnt that work aswell?? depending on current of batterys!

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    whooosh......

    thats the sound of it getting too technical and going over my head....

    so - 2 resistors - will these generate much heat?

    moley - a little diagram of what would go where and I'm on my way....
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Go to Maplins and buy a 5v 1A power brick. They're about Ł5 - then just wire it in to where the batteries go.

    Or if you've an old dead Zip drive, the power pack from those is ideal. Everyone has a dead ZIP drive somewhere in their house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchpoo
    I'm carrying out a little project for our son's bedroom - which involved a push light - one of these in-cupboard things - mounted on the wall....
    First thing that springs to mind is a son? If you don't currently own one get making one ASAP. Alternative wait 12 - 16 weeks until Butch decides enough is enough and he needs sleep, inturn leting lil Tyler sleep over at uncle kitchs house for a few nights.
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    its ok - we have the prerequisit child for the project.... just the inability to make a nice bright wall light.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitchpoo
    whooosh......

    thats the sound of it getting too technical and going over my head....

    so - 2 resistors - will these generate much heat?

    moley - a little diagram of what would go where and I'm on my way....
    Sorry there, have no idea why i said resistors as these wouldnt help at all with lighting! What i actually ment were LED's.

    Heres a quick pic i just knocked up for you, not too sure how long the batterys would last though.


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    that looks cool - 4 batteries running 6 LED's should last a fair amount of time - And give out a decent amount of light,
    any recommendations on LED's that give out a nice angle of light.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    I couldnt reccomend any off the top of my head but I personally would just check out www.ultraleds.co.uk

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