Funky light fitting 1

First in a series?

This was made from oak battens, a suspension kit for a 600x600mm LED panel, and lamp holders, cable and ceiling rose from Creative Cables.

I wanted the Edison bulb look, but needed it to run off low voltage due to my sketchy wiring. I found some 12V E27 LED bulbs on EBay, but the choice was much more limited than mains voltage ones, and they had to ship from China. The ones I bought are completely unregulated so the brightness varies drastically with voltage. See Big Clive’s teardown of the same bulb.

I ended up using them in 3 series pairs with a regulated 24V supply from a boost converter hidden in the ceiling rose.

DIY boost converter made with a LM2576HV

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