February 4, 2017

Quick Bench Illuminated Magnifier Hack

Just when I need my old bench illuminated magnifier it packed in, it’s the old type with a ring fluorescent tube, it’s stopped working before and it’s either been the tube or the starter.

So I decide it was time to bring the thing into the age of LED.

Step 1, disconnect the tube and expose the wires, which I just terminated with a block.

Step 2, glue a strip of LEDs (bright white) to the inside of the case.

Step 3, replaced the mains plug with a 12V DC power supply plug.

Step 4, connected the wires the right way round and Hey Presto! a better Magnifier lamp.

It only took me around 30 minutes.

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