Building a LED lamp
Ever since I installed a nice 2 Meter 18W (66 leds/meter) led strip in the kitchen I have been thinking of making a nice small desktop lamp.
The idea is to place the led-strip in a U shape. The inside is painted black, (to reduce reflections, when you are slightly lower then the lam) and it attached to the roof via small wires going over a pulley to contra weights (allowing you to lower it).
I am thinking of maybe bending the sides out a bit.
The length of the lamp should be 1000mm (1M). Top view:
I currently made a prototype of 10 cm out of some old U strip and a 3 piece led strip (a 3 cm cut off the strip to use). this already gives a nice ‘extra’ light on my desk without being blinding or painful.