House made Do It Yourself LED lights and others including big Calex LED lamps.

This is just a small selection of LED lights. Some of which I made myself and some I bought.
The Calex lamps were purchased from John Lewis in the UK.
The little 60 LED light I sliced the capacitor out of was from ebay.
The lurid disco lamp was also from ebay.
The others were all hacked together from old compact fluorescent light bases with hard wired capacitive existing limiters and strings of LEDs wired in series. The circuitry in the bases was potted in resin. The LEDs remain in little Molex type sockets with the polarity marked so they can be altered if wanted. Much of the LEDs I utilized were side giving off LEDs restored from dodgy strings of Chinese christmas lights (we call them fairy lights in the UK).
The string of lights was an old tungsten string of 40 lights that I removed the lights from and changed the original glass lamps with LEDs by pressing the leads through the existing removable bases, bending them back and cropping them to size. The LEDs were all re-installed in the string with the very same polarity from one end to the other, and a brand-new ultra easy power supply was made utilizing a basic bridge rectifier with a 10K resistor soldered to each lead. That efficiently puts all the 10K resistors in series with the string of LEDs while also remedying the supply to DC. The mains enters through the resistors onto the rectifiers Air Conditioning leads and the DC output goes to the LEDs once again via two resistors. The entire rectifier/resistor arrangement was potted in a plastic cap with 2 part resin. The LEDs are performed at about 3mA which compares favourably to the old tungsten lamps and will provide great lifespan, Power consumption is under one watt. Power dissipation from the resistors is about half a watt divided between all four significance they are well within their quarter watt score.
Keep in mind that the LED string is being operated on a UK 240V supply. In America or other countries with a lower voltage supply you would utilize less LEDs and lower worth resistors.

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Comments (50)
HotchiwawaChronicles
August 2, 2017

Good job ๐Ÿ™‚

Gully Foyle
August 2, 2017

Enchanted lighting. Me likes!

katie_incredible
August 2, 2017

"These are a few of my LED things…" ๐Ÿ˜€

bigclivedotcom
August 2, 2017

I’ve always liked lights since I was a kid. I got my first LED round about 1976 when they first became available in the electronics components suppliers. Now most of my income comes from working in the lighting industry.

EscapeMCP
August 2, 2017

Clive, you probably already know this, but the bayonet connector is not quite live. You have to push down on the 2 connectors to make the connection. Guess how I (and my blown up multimeter) found that one out! ๐Ÿ™‚

waffleman95
August 2, 2017

You need to narrate a book or something. Your voice is fantastic lol. Cool vid.

Baz5658
August 2, 2017

Insert led zeppelin joke somewhere here. Nice video….

Gadgetboy
August 2, 2017

Flicker + lensflare made these look like they were firing lasers or something like that. Very Sci-Fi

arfyness
August 2, 2017

"yep"
I love your nuttiness.

Benjamin Harvey
August 2, 2017

You must love it when all your LED’s come out at Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Captain Velveeta
August 2, 2017

Do a search on YouTube for "Clay Paky" lights and do a video on how to make one of those…you would be BOSS :]

Tonny Cassidy
August 2, 2017

awesome

NoahO6
August 2, 2017

This video has inspired me thumbs up!

Roger Smith
August 2, 2017

bigclivedotcom I think it might be time for an intervention!!! ๐Ÿ˜ lol

mactuna MOPIC
August 2, 2017

You are funny.

I like how you went overboard with your lamp though.

GiulioanoAmery
August 2, 2017

owh god.. I just hate to see all those gorgeous bright light you made. Gosh.. if only I know how to make one. isshhh

Maz Budi
August 2, 2017

Tukene neng ndi kuwi pak dhe…

bookmarkthis
August 2, 2017

How dangerous or useful are those purple glowing radiation rays starting at 01:26
๐Ÿ™‚

Nathan Trigg
August 2, 2017

The fithty three globe light looks like the New Li-Fi concept, in front of a cammera.

John Obmar
August 2, 2017

I think you get LED’s on your birthday. And Christmas. And…

Phil Sierra
August 2, 2017

Hey, gut one of those gas discharge lamps and put tons and tons of LEDs inside it!

camohoj
August 2, 2017

What led you into a fantasticly interesting collection and hobby ? pardon the pun

TrollFaceTheMan
August 2, 2017

I love how your lights kept shooting out blue lasers XD 1:28

mesreeram
August 2, 2017

lots of beautiful led lights and lots of creativity.

Maksym Kozล‚owski
August 2, 2017

jaka brodaย 

bigclivedotcom
August 2, 2017

It all depends on your application. When used with cameras (especially on long exposures) you can get off with normal LEDs running at normal current.

RODALCO2007
August 2, 2017

Do you use silicone or resin for potting the bases ? Very nice lamps you made there. Love the modifications.

loopiewho
August 2, 2017

i love the ones you made the bestย 
they are awesome

Opposite Worlds
August 2, 2017

Great lights. Would you be so kind to send me the circuit for the power supply at garaplus@yahoo.com. Thanks a million.

bigclivedotcom
August 2, 2017

For leaving a trail it really is down to intensity and speed of movement.

MXSLICK
August 2, 2017

definitely something cool about LED’s..I doubt I’ll ever buy a regular incandescent bulb again..

Sonic Dash
August 2, 2017

I am actually a little bit jealous to he honest with you, so much beautiful light

anubakwiccan
August 2, 2017

Hey! very nice proyects! about cutting LED’s round points i found cutting them with a dremel cutting disc then politshing them with a 3 – 4 stages sand paper for nails they recover they clear surface, very very quick,ย  bringing a very smooth wide light. takes less than a minute the whole process on a single LED,

thanks for share your proyects & circuit maps ๐Ÿ˜‰

K
August 2, 2017

just now discovered and after this one video..deffinent subscribe im very interested about learning how u used the caps and resistors for some of the applications in this video

not2fast4u2c
August 2, 2017

You have made some Cool looking lights !!!

Sako's Tech Spot
August 2, 2017

You should make a 2017 version of this video. I can only imagine the hundreds of LED bulbs devised since this video.

Michael Whinnery
August 2, 2017

I just found you chanel…love the vids,thanks.

DarkBabylon
August 2, 2017

1:33 wow that camera REALLY hates this light.

Faum Na Mara
August 2, 2017

Is there treatment available on the NHS for LED addiction………..

jmcinvale
August 2, 2017

You make some of the most interesting lights.

mike
August 2, 2017

Super crafty ideas and LED builds. My favorite is the LED TREE.

alexis blossom
August 2, 2017

1:30 dem teeth doe

Reg Pollock
August 2, 2017

Thank you for the tour!!!!

Lungoci Corneliu
August 2, 2017

Nice video.

Simon Hopkins
August 2, 2017

I thought I’d seen all your led videos. obviously not ; -)

vnh sander
August 2, 2017

I have the disco lamp too myself, from the black market ๐Ÿ˜›

ALTEREALITY
August 2, 2017

Cool!

Greg Ramey
August 2, 2017

"<Insert description of an existing electronic product>… but I modified it."

Chris Fredriksson
August 2, 2017

Haha.. it really doesn’t matter WHICH video you look at when it comes to your channel, they are all very entertaining and I enjoy every minute and every single time, I’m sad when they end! =D

I love all the lights! I wonder how your house looks like around Christmas if you have all those lamps in June =P haha..

Thomas Garz
August 2, 2017

nice this is light arts – thanks

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