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Small bulbs - push fit 3 volt

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I am trying to make a small hand held torch with the light being emitted from the end of a thin, slightly bent, tube.

 

To keep the weight down I am using ordinary rechargable batteries. There are several small bulbs available but they all seem to have "screw in" fittings.

 

I would like some that just push in (like the ones in a car dashboards).

Can anyone suggest any sources please?

 

Bernard

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Hmmm... other than using LEDs that can be made into push fit, have you tried small Christmas tree lights or a model/Hobby shop (idealy dolls house type).

MES bulbs are quite common at those voltages sadly for you, can`t you adapt your torch to take MES bulb holder? they can be gotten in all types of mounts from surface to PCB type.

 

just a few thoughts ;)

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YT,

 

Thank you for the suggestions - a slight change in design should do the trick.

I'm also now looking at "flexi tube" instead of a rigid tube.

 

Kind regards

 

Bernard

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Tricky,

Now I've started this I have found a torch that does the job so rather than reinvent a wheel I'll just buy one.

See

http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=9381&frostProductName=Miniature+Inspection+Light&catID=18&subCatID=21&FrostCat=Electrics&FrostSubcat=Miscellaneous

 

Many thanks

Bernard

 

Oh, that's very fortunate, looks like they are using a LED :D

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I guess thats why you are a Quark and I am a dyslexic Leprechaun :)

 

Seems a bit unfair... you have the gold and the rainbows and I have...? :P

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Seems a bit unfair... you have the gold and the rainbows and I have...? :P

 

Nifty colors, and you may be charming?

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Thanks for the rep by the way, I appreciate it

 

 

Nifty colors, and you may be charming?

 

Oh, well, that's lovely then, big314mp. :embarass:

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