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Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED

4.99
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Exclusive to Kitronik
Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3
This kit allows you to build a mains powered lamp that takes power from a standard Micro USB phone charger. It uses a very bright 1W Power LED.

Availability: In Stock.

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This kit allows you to build an economic mains powered lamp that takes power from a standard Micro USB phone charger (available separately).

The kit comprises a very bright 1W Power LED which connects (with the cable provided) to a PCB that has a power switch, Micro USB connector and power resistor.

All that is required to assemble the kit is to connect the LED to the desired length of cable and solder the resistor to the board.

Note: Parts only, example case shown not included.

Here is a video we have put together demonstrating the kit:

Features:

  • Easy to build lamp kit.
  • Ultra bright 1W Power LED.

Contents:

Dimensions:

  • PCB Length: 38mm.
  • PCB Width: 28mm.

Requires:

Resources:

Free samples:

Teachers can order a sample of this kit (one per school) here. You will need to select the kit from a list of all the sample kits; the stock code for this kit is 2152.
Note: this service is only offered to schools for evaluation purposes only.

Buy British:

 This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.

Physical characteristics:

  • PCB Length: 38mm.
  • PCB Width: 28mm.
  • PCB Component Count: 2.

Electrical characteristics:

  • Voltage Nominal: 5V.
  • Voltage Range: 3.5V to 6V.
  • Current Max at Nominal Voltage: 0.3A.

Questions:

Posted by Jeff Barber, Thursday, 8 September 2016 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED

Question:

Does it come in any other colour? I want to make a blue LED lamp to go inside a porcelain dolls head (or perhaps a multi coloured LED), but I want it to be extra bright for effect. Any ideas?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 8 September 2016

    Hi Jeff, Unfortunately this only comes in the 1 colour, however if you placed a transparentor frosted piece of material such as Perspex in front of the light you can create a diffused light effect that is coloured.Transparent would work better as you wouldn’t lose the brightness of the light but would still get the tint in colour, a blue sheet can be viewed here https://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/perspex/transparent-perspex-sheets.html?acrylic_colour=240

Posted by Bryan, Monday, 29 February 2016 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED

Question:

Wanting a LED light kit like this with a push button switch instead of the slide, is this something you offer?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 29 February 2016

    We don’t currently have any light kits that work on a push button switch. However there wouldn’t be an issue with creating a circuit with a push button switch as long as the switch was suitable rated to the voltage and current you were using. You could either use the 1W power LED star and a push switch, here are some examples of how you can use the 1w LED star. https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/how-to-use-1w-star-led/

Posted by Karl, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED

Question:

Hi can you link more than one (say four) LEDs to the same board? Thanks Karl

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    You can have a maximum of two 1W Warm White Power LED Star connected to the Micro USB Breakout board, however you wouldn't be able to use the switch as it is only rated up to 3A. Alternatively you can connect three up in series if you didn’t use the breakout board, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/how-to-use-1w-star-led/

Posted by Patrick Coupland, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED

Question:

Hello, Can I use the Polymer Lithium Ion Battery (3.7V, 1Ah) with this light kit? If so would you have an idea of how long I could run the lamp from it? Would normal aaa or aa batteries work better ? Thank you Patrick

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    You wouldn’t be able to use the Polymer Lithium Ion Battery or AAA/AA Batteries with this kit as you wouldn’t be able to connect them to the Mirco USB Breakout Board. However you can use both of these to power just the 1W LED star on its own, you would roughly get around 3 hours use of the Polymer Lithium battery and possibly slightly longer from 3XAA batteries.

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