Here comes a great tutorial from the blog “Haunt The Yard” on how to create your own LED spotlights using 10mm LED’s, PVC pipe, and wire.
At the time of publishing, based on some quick price checking of the LED’s, PVC pipes, and some wiring that was listed as needed materials in the tutorial, I’m guessing that you can build each spotlight for around $5 – $7 each.
Excerpt From Tutorial
A few months back, Otaku over at Hauntforum.com posted a link to some ultra bright blue LEDs at Electronic Goldmine. On a whim I ordered a few of them, not really knowing what I’d do with them. Well the other day I was perusing the isles at Home Depot & happened down the PVC isle. I noticed a few small fittings & it struck me – spot lights! (Cue dramatic music)
So without further ado, I present my cheap, small, easy low voltage spotlights.
Notice: Your safety when you undertake projects based on site material is your own responsibility, and your responsibilities include without limitation proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience to perform the project. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear. Some illustrations in the site materials do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Projects described and depicted in the site materials are not intended for use by children.
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