Bench lights (LED’s, CCFL’s, and a little overkill..)

OK, so about a year or so ago, I was working at my bench and I could not quite see what I was doing. I needed more light! I got so mad, I built this in about a half a day, and fixed the problem. Now I have enough light even when working on tiny things with magnifiers on my head.

I now have 4 white 12″ CCFL tubes, 6 1 watt warm white LED’s, 144 cool white LED’s (in strips), and 12 5mm diffused white LED’s under the bench pointed at the floor (did you ever drop anything?). All the LED’s are ramped on and off with PWM dimming as you will see in the video above. I also have 2 more channels available with full PWM dimming. Running everything wide open will allow you to see very well, and only consumes 17 watts.

A little overkill, but I was really frustrated. And hey, who just wants a plain ole boring switch anyway? Not me…

Ahh.. electronic stuff!

Hi everyone, projects to come soon! Some new, some not so new. I have lots of stuff to share along with some picts, vids, schematics, and code. I think I’m going to have some fun with this. And I have to finish installing/customizing this wp site.. You gotta love defaults.. …like the sample page above.. boring sites unlike this one. đŸ™‚

Update, I put an “About Jeremy” page up.