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Cheap LED Flashlight!!!!

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Brad Petria, Oct 23, 2003.

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  1. Brad Petria

    Brad Petria Guest

    LED flashlights are expensive. I had a spare 2 D cell flashlight. I
    ordered two high output LEDs ($2.99 ea.) from Jameco Co. part # 217525CD
    (MCDP-3004C). I took a standard flashlight bulb and carefully removed the
    glass bulb. I wicked away the solder at the bottom exposing a hole. I bent, at
    right angle, the short negative leads of each LED and inserted the two LEDs in
    the bulb base. I soldered the positive leads at the base bottom and negative
    leads to the side. Now I have a flashlight that is bright enough for 98
    percent of what I use a flashlight for, and it draws about 18 ma!!!!!!


    Tip for your old computer (reduce discard pollution too):

    If you can't sell your old computer, don't throw it away. Use it to backup
    your software by transferring files/folders from your new computer or laptop
    to it. I transferred my Windows folder and other stuff to my old computer
    using "PC Link", which I downloaded from (cool site). (info or download)
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