Making lamps out of two old headlights: how can I power them?

Making lamps out of two old headlights: how can I power them?

Post by phal.. » Fri, 26 Nov 1999 04:00:00



We kept the headlights and rims from our old transit mk1 camper and I
want to make them light up again as a lamp fixture.  Any ideas on what
I would need?

Harvey

 
 
 

Making lamps out of two old headlights: how can I power them?

Post by girton » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Electricity would probably be a good idea.
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Quote:

>We kept the headlights and rims from our old transit mk1 camper and I
>want to make them light up again as a lamp fixture.  Any ideas on what
>I would need?

>Harvey


 
 
 

Making lamps out of two old headlights: how can I power them?

Post by Stephen Ronald Tame » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> We kept the headlights and rims from our old transit mk1 camper and I
> want to make them light up again as a lamp fixture.  Any ideas on what
> I would need?

> Harvey

You will need a quite large mains transformer rated at 12volt, 10 amp
for the the secondary .Maplin electronics sell them or buy a car
battery charger with the same rating.
You will find the lamps get quite hot in the restricted enclosure withou
the cooling effect of being on a moving vehicle!

Steve

 
 
 

Making lamps out of two old headlights: how can I power them?

Post by Crocu » Tue, 30 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Tell us more about this project.  What are "rims" and "headlights"? I
have an old railroad signal lantern that has been electrified.  Perhaps
you could do that with your rims headlights. But you'll have to tell us
more about it.



Quote:

> > We kept the headlights and rims from our old transit mk1 camper and
I
> > want to make them light up again as a lamp fixture.  Any ideas on
what
> > I would need?

> > Harvey
> You will need a quite large mains transformer rated at 12volt, 10 amp
> for the the secondary .Maplin electronics sell them or buy a car
> battery charger with the same rating.
> You will find the lamps get quite hot in the restricted enclosure
withou
> the cooling effect of being on a moving vehicle!

> Steve

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