Desk Lamp LED

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Project by George_SA posted 07-21-2020 01:47 PM 770 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed a desk lamp and this is what I came up with.

It was quite a challenge to make the lamp shade and the final one is five tries later. My cabinet saw’s blade doesn’t tilt (It is a DIY homemade one made by my wife’s grandfather) so I had to make a plan for the angle cuts on the shade’s frame.

I used a 12w LED lamp and attached an old CPU heat sink to dissipate the heat generated by the LED lamp.

I also drilled some ventilation holes in the back of the lamp shade.

I had some old disk brake pads lying around which I used for extra weight to add to the base for stability.

I finished the base by adding a bottom coverplate and rubber pads.

As alway, comments welcome
Thanks for looking.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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#1 posted 07-21-2020 02:11 PM

Wow, very thoughtful!

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#2 posted 07-21-2020 10:23 PM

You’ve certainly put some time and effort into making the lamp sir.
Looks very industrial and some what retro in its design, well done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 07-25-2020 06:04 PM

Nice work. I like the project

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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#4 posted 07-26-2020 12:40 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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