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Claude shows you how to make your own LED light bulbs, he writes -

After many attempts to make all sorts of LED-conversions I finally found one solution that is simple and efficient. Of course, you do need a great amount of patience in making this but when you consider the countless hours of pure light -low consumption you’ll get, it’s all worth it. This tutorial is about converting regular GU4(MR11) halogen bulbs to LED bulbs while maintaining full usability as 12V light bulbs that can be used in indoor task or accent lighting.

HOW TO – Make your own LED bulbs – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. mrChew says:

    this is a great mod! i have several of these bulbs in track lights around my house, so i’ll definitely be using this!

    i did have one thought though. wouldn’t it be easier to just use a copper plate to mount the LED’s, that way he could mount one of the power pins directly to the plate, and have each string just start from the plate. That seems far easier to me then bringing six leads together without shorting them!

  2. led tape says:

    A great article to read,really informative,i have already bought led tape,so don’t need to make these bulbs.

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