Blue Laser - LED Lighting
Remember that light bulb in the blue laser that I loathe so much? I already removed it from the machine but lighting is incredibly useful to see what's being cut. I wanted to add some LED lights for decent illumination but the existing wiring just connects 240V up the that light bulb fixing. I could have put an adapter in to bring the voltage down to something use able but then I remembered about an old LED light bulb I had pulled apart.
The bulb was pulled apart and the wires all extended to allow the panels to be placed in the corners of the lid.
Laser cut mounts were made to hold each panel at a slight angle in the corners of the lid. The mounts affix to the lid with a single nut. After my experiments gluing and taping things inside the lid all failed, bolting things in using the existing fixings is always preferable.
The panels were split into the corners of the lid and wired up to the existing electrical point. The lights always come one while the laser is turned on but as the LED only takes 7W it's not taking a vast amount of power.