LEDs - How do you make Photon key chain lights?

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I just received some LEDs from the last bulk order Odd One made. I didn't realize (duh!) that it would be just a bulb and not a whole little light! I now have a copy of Forrest Mims *Getting Started in Electronics* and I need some input on where to get plastic cases and switches so I can come up with a finished product.

Thanks, Sylvia

-- Sylvia (bluebirdms@aol.com), October 01, 1999


You could use a flashlight bulb base to mount the LED and resistor.

Just break the glass off first, solder, mount with RTV silicone, etc.


-- no talking please (breadlines@soupkitchen.gov), October 01, 1999.

See My photo layout on converting lightbulbs to LED bulbs.

-- bw (home@puget.sound), October 01, 1999.


Not to horn in on somebody else's territory (lol), but I've been making led flashlights for different parties for a while...my son is a marine and uses a deep ruby red one I made for night time map reading - one loses very little night vision using that particular color...others I have made are bright amber, yellow, and a few other colors...do you have any tinkering skill? I could e-mail you a material list and a simple schematic for how I put them together if you feel inventive. Not a lot to the little suckers; you would need a soldering gun and a screw driver, and about $8 worth of miscellaneous components from Radio Shack. The one my son uses is still going strong on 2 AAA batteries...he uses it a lot.

-- Jay Urban (jayho99@aol.com), October 01, 1999.

The next WRP will include pages of information on working with LEDS. I have articles and emails from a dozen people and will put in up shortly.

-- cory (kiyoinc@ibm.XOUT.net), October 01, 1999.

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