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 Rain
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Hi!

I created DIY ceiling light.

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And the LED panel connects to corners with screws like that:

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But it is annoying to connect it because I have to hold it in place while also pushing cables inside of enclosure and then having to turn those screws at the same time.

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What would be better way to connect that LED panel to enclosure? Some kind of quick release would be cool but I dont have any ideas how to do it.

Also, is there any good way cool down this step down converter.  I dont want to put a fan on it because it would make noise and since the enclosure is fully enclosed it wouldn't help much anyways.

 
Posted : 24/07/2022 10:39 am
DIY LED U-Home
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Posted by: @rain

Hi!

I created DIY ceiling light.

image

And the LED panel connects to corners with screws like that:

image

 

But it is annoying to connect it because I have to hold it in place while also pushing cables inside of enclosure and then having to turn those screws at the same time.

image

 

What would be better way to connect that LED panel to enclosure? Some kind of quick release would be cool but I dont have any ideas how to do it.

Also, is there any good way cool down this step down converter.  I dont want to put a fan on it because it would make noise and since the enclosure is fully enclosed it wouldn't help much anyways.

Dear Rain,

We are DIY LED U-Home, we suggest you not use wood to make the ceiling light's case, it's not good for LED strip lights heat dissipation. Please see our home ceiling light, used aluminum case.

Best regards,

Bruce

aluminum case 1
aluminum case 2

 

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Posted : 26/07/2022 9:58 am
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@Rain interesting build! If I were you I'd have a hole on the LED panel section that's large enough for an XT60 connector so you can thread it through after the fact and then plug it in. I'd also definitely add two holes on opposite sides in the electronics section and install some small quiet fans. They don't have to be audible to help out a lot, and they'll keep things much cooler, as presently you've installed everything into a sealed box that's made of wood, which is a good insulator - not a good combo for electronics.

 

I also suggest undervolting your strips a bit too, so that they don't get hot to the touch. Again, they're mounted to wood, so heat isn't going to get away from them particularly easily.

 
Posted : 26/07/2022 3:40 pm
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 Rain
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@diy-led-u-home 

Yes, entire case made of aluminium is good but all my tools for that are aluminium sheet itself and scissors + jigsaw. Can't do too advanced stuff with that.

That's DIY lamp? That looks so beautiful as if it was factory made. Did you cut entire thing out with laser? Could you post one photo where beauty cover is removed? I would like to learn how you hide power supply inside? My version has 2 layers 1 for power supply housing and 1 for panel itself but yours seem to have 1? I wanted to do that design myself but I couldn't figure out how to hide power supply in the middle so that there would be no visible dark spot.

 

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I also suggest undervolting your strips a bit too, so that they don't get hot to the touch. Again, they're mounted to wood, so heat isn't going to get away from them particularly easily.

Yes, It's undervolted. To 10 volts. This is why you also see this step-down converter: because 12V led power supplies that you can buy from shop only go down to 11.5 or in best case 10.5V when you adjust potentiometer but not 10.0 or less. Now temps sit around 60-65 C. I would be happy to remake it with metal as soon as I get some good design ideas.

But other than that it's very interesting light that you cant buy from shop:  1800k 90 CRI 19.2W/m. Makes very unique feel and look.

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Posted : 02/08/2022 7:01 pm
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Posted by: @rain

@diy-led-u-home 

Yes, entire case made of aluminium is good but all my tools for that are aluminium sheet itself and scissors + jigsaw. Can't do too advanced stuff with that.

That's DIY lamp? That looks so beautiful as if it was factory made. Did you cut entire thing out with laser? Could you post one photo where beauty cover is removed? I would like to learn how you hide power supply inside? My version has 2 layers 1 for power supply housing and 1 for panel itself but yours seem to have 1? I wanted to do that design myself but I couldn't figure out how to hide power supply in the middle so that there would be no visible dark spot.

 

Posted by: @diyperks

I also suggest undervolting your strips a bit too, so that they don't get hot to the touch. Again, they're mounted to wood, so heat isn't going to get away from them particularly easily.

Yes, It's undervolted. To 10 volts. This is why you also see this step-down converter: because 12V led power supplies that you can buy from shop only go down to 11.5 or in best case 10.5V when you adjust potentiometer but not 10.0 or less. Now temps sit around 60-65 C. I would be happy to remake it with metal as soon as I get some good design ideas.

But other than that it's very interesting light that you cant buy from shop:  1800k 90 CRI 19.2W/m. Makes very unique feel and look.

I see your problem with tools, perhaps cut the panel using a saw with smaller teeth would be easier than scissors. to make holes, hammer a nail through the panel repeatedly to form a dotted line, tear the unwanted parts off, but beware of sharp edges which may not only cut your hands but also the wires !

DIY Perks suggested using XT60s, which is great but kinda overkill. I would use screw terminals instead

 
Posted : 09/08/2022 8:44 am
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@rain it's factory maded living room light, not our DIY LED Panel Light, I will take one picture of inside led panel light including power driver to you for taking a look later.

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Posted : 09/08/2022 1:19 pm
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I see your problem with tools, perhaps cut the panel using a saw with smaller teeth would be easier than scissors.

Yes. I figured that I could use jig saw. But how would I connect electronics there?  With wood it was easy. 6mm thick wood allowed me to hide screw head in wood so that I didn't have to leave visible gap between ceiling and housing. But how do I do that with 1mm thick metal sheet?

@diy-led-u-home Have you had chance for inside picture?

 
Posted : 07/09/2022 9:44 pm
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@rain sorry for the delay reply,  please see attachment picture, it's the inside picture of our living room ceiling led light. Used one transformer inside. You also consider to buy our ultra brightness high CRI Ra 95+ or 97+ Daylight White 5600K and warm white 3000K-3500K LED Strip Light, please see our led products at our DIY LED U-home brand store,  https://www.diyledu-home.com

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Posted : 22/09/2022 2:14 am
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@diy-led-u-home don't know how old this is new to this site im an electrician bit getting into electronics to build my own stuff but. You could flush mount it cut a hole that size it's pretty big so you can from a ladder with out going im the attic get some a 2 by for screw it to the rafters to where the box fits ir maybe about 1/4 out and make the the cover so it slides in and out if you want access that or get and old can light just the can and mount it that way. You could even use a pvc box big enough to to fit all that then you get a ceiling fan Brace it's adjustable remove the original round box it's 2 screws and mount the would box you and use locking hidges to access it the also sell the magnetic hedge locks the unlock with magnet size easier access

 
Posted : 07/09/2023 8:00 am
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Apologize in advance need out with electricity and I suck at punctuation 

 
Posted : 07/09/2023 8:01 am
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@diy-led-u-home for the cable use sticky back and zip tie them but add some type of connector so you can unplug the and the cables aren't in your way when you want to work on it

 
Posted : 07/09/2023 8:04 am
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Consider using magnetic mounts or quick-release brackets for easy removal of your LED lamp.

 
Posted : 09/01/2024 11:18 am
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I like the idea of mag mounts and supermagnets are quite cost effective these days.


Take everything I say with a pinch of salt, I might be wrong!

 
Posted : 11/01/2024 12:18 pm