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Forum topic by ocean posted 05-02-2018 06:20 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ocean

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05-02-2018 06:20 PM

I recently purchased a couple of LED lights from Ikea. Don’t know if anyone is interested but these light are real cheap ($). They are a single LED behind a lens mounted on a goose neck. The original light comes mounted on a steel base for weight. Because they are Ikea (you put it together), I just left off the steel base and made wood bases with magnets embedded in them. They can now move just about anywhere. For those of us with decreasing vision (made that getting older), these really are the answer. I have one mounted on my band saw, drill press, table top belt sander, and one just hangs around for use anywhere I need it. At 10 dollars each they are great. By the way, if you do not live near an Ikea you are mostly out of luck because shipping is a lot due to the base weight.



-- Bob, FL Keys


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#1 posted 05-03-2018 04:24 AM

Cool. Nice addition, mod.

What do they run?

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#2 posted 05-03-2018 05:09 AM

Any idea what the voltage is for these? I have been using 12 volt fog lamps as task lamps and they work great.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 05-03-2018 03:30 PM

Kelly – they are about $10. If you were asking about voltage – they come with a power supply. Output is 7V ~.43amps, 3W.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#4 posted 05-03-2018 04:29 PM

That is a great tip, thanks. I bought a battery operated LED gooseneck light with a magnetic base and it just isn’t bright enough, especially after the 3rd time you forget to turn it off and find it still on the next morning. I might just swing by the IKEA on my way back from buying some lag bolts.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 05-03-2018 04:42 PM

Thanks, Bob.

I should have made clear the question was about cost.

I bought several of these sewing machine lights with magnetic bases. My wife uses one for her drawing. I mounted a couple on one of my lathes, a couple on the miter, and…..

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#6 posted 05-04-2018 01:13 AM

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#7 posted 05-04-2018 01:49 AM

Cool, woodbutcherbynight. I keep a few 12vdc supplies around for various, unanticipated projects and these look like they’d kick out some significant and very helpful light.

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