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 Post subject: Magnifer Light rebuild
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2019 12:46 am 
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Some time ago I was able to save a Swing arm magnifier light form going into the scrap bin at work. The plan was to remove the round florescent tube and ballast, then replace it with Cool Whit LED Modules. Well with the cold weather here in New Jersey, Missed out on the snow. I was able to work on the project. Now I have a magnifier light with a long reach, and nice bright white light. Will make working on stuff a whole lot nicer. The LED modules were purchased from All Electronics. They run on 12 VDC, so an old Laptop power supply( also pulled from the scrap bin) is used to power the light. Six modules just fit.


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File comment: Old light and ballast removed, ready to be reworked.
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File comment: New light plate made, ready for the LED's
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File comment: LED Modules installed and ready to be wired up.
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File comment: All mounted up and wired, ready to test.
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File comment: Nice and Bright.
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File comment: Mounted up on the bench, Ready to go to work.
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 Post subject: Re: Magnifer Light rebuild
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2019 2:28 am 
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When I worked at Sega someone had modified the ones there so that when you pushed it down to fold it out of the way it turned off. Pull it out turns on. Accomplished with a small lever switch.

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 Post subject: Re: Magnifer Light rebuild
PostPosted: Jan Mon 14, 2019 2:34 am 
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Greeting s Jason
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When I worked at Sega someone had modified the ones there so that when you pushed it down to fold it out of the way it turned off. Pull it out turns on. Accomplished with a small lever switch.
Sounds like a great idea. I have it hooked up to my whole bench power system. So when I turn on or off the bench, I don't have to worry about it. The light dose have it's own power switch, just in case I don't need the extra light.


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 Post subject: Re: Magnifer Light rebuild
PostPosted: Apr Sat 20, 2019 3:24 pm 
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nice.
i will be doing that to mine.
hard to find good high cri circline tubes any more.
mine will get my custom made boards loaded with high cri 5mm leds.
and the ballast space will hold 9 18650 cells.
it has a heavy base rather than a clamp so it will become a cordless portable.
not as portable as the ott lite magnifiers i converted but if i want to move it i just unplug the usb charger from it.
the ott lite units run over 24 hours on a charge.
not unusual to use them intermittently for 2 months at the shop before remembering to plug them in overnight to top them off.


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