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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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2152£4.99
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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 Al, Friday, 9 December 2016 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    Hi Al, If you are referring to the image on the product page I believe this is frosted white Perspex and frosted red Perspex.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 9 December 2016
Posted by Jeff Barber, Thursday, 8 September 2016 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    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 Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 8 September 2016
Posted by Bryan, Monday, 29 February 2016 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    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 Michael Lockhart on Monday, 29 February 2016
Posted by Karl, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    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 Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Posted by Patrick Coupland, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    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.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Posted by Julie, on product Micro USB Lamp Kit - 1W LED
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    Hi Julie, If the 1W power LED star is being connected to a USB power source you should be using a 10 Ohm power resistor to ensure the LED doesn’t become damaged. Also if you are wanting to connect two of the LED stars in a circuit you may be better using a 12V power supply. Each LED star draws around 310mA and as such some USB plugs may not be able to deliver the amount of current required. This resources shows a few methods for connecting the power LED’s https://www.kitronik.co.uk/blog/how-to-use-1w-star-led/

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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