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B&Q led lights
« on: September 19, 2009, 04:07:46 PM »
I've seen references to led machine lights on here, the latest being Stew's impressive 108 led affair. B&Q are selling 24 led clusters at about 6 each, and I bought a couple today to throw a little light on my Dore Westbury mill - quite a lot of light, actually. Each comes with 3 x AAA cells, but draws about half an amp according to my Avometer, so I'm rooting around my junkboxes for a =>1A wall wart giving either 4.5V (with the lamps in parallel) or 9V (series).

Sturdy plastic cases, and available in black as shown, or in a rather fetching blue. But that would clash with the DW decor.


 


My hidden agenda for this post is to see if I have worked out how to post pics. If it hasn't worked, then apologies and back to   :scratch: and :bang: until someone tells me the secret.

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 05:08:35 PM »
Hi Andy thanks for the B and Q light tip I'll check them out.

Best way to post pics is to open a photobucket account load the pic on then then copy them over from it to the forum, thats the way I do it.

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 05:32:29 PM »
Off to BQ tomorrow so will take a look as I am looking a light mod for each of my machines.

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2009, 07:03:12 PM »
Thanks, Stew. I'll try again with the image - don't know if you saw it, but all I got when I looked at my post was one of those irksome little boxes with a red X in it. Have uploaded image to Photobucket as instructed - oddly, it's stored on Skydrive. So was the abortive one.

Despite having four of them in various states of decrepitude, I've never really got on with these whaddyoucallums with keyboards since CP/M went out.



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Edit: it still isn't working for me - another annoying red X
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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2009, 09:49:02 PM »
I've seen references to led machine lights on here, the latest being Stew's impressive 108 led affair. B&Q are selling 24 led clusters at about 6 each, and I bought a couple today to throw a little light on my Dore Westbury mill - quite a lot of light, actually. Each comes with 3 x AAA cells, but draws about half an amp according to my Avometer, so I'm rooting around my junkboxes for a =>1A wall wart giving either 4.5V (with the lamps in parallel) or 9V (series).

Sturdy plastic cases, and available in black as shown, or in a rather fetching blue. But that would clash with the DW decor.


 


My hidden agenda for this post is to see if I have worked out how to post pics. If it hasn't worked, then apologies and back to   :scratch: and :bang: until someone tells me the secret.

Cheers

Andy

Ahemmmmmm...that was websterz's 108 LED affair.   :poke: :whip:
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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 02:18:36 AM »
Hi Andy

This link may help

http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=607.0

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 12:27:18 PM »
"Ahemmmmmm...that was websterz's 108 LED affair" Sorry, webstersz. Mea maxima culpa :bow:

Thanks for your patience, Stew. I'll try again to insert a photo of B&Q's offering, .



If it appears, apologies for the quality.

Andy
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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 12:29:47 PM »
 :D :D :D

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2009, 01:14:13 PM »
Got the pics load and clear

Nice one Andy

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Re: B&Q led lights
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 03:59:11 AM »
"Perfic", Andy.....  :thumbup:

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