How to build a dimming flexible light


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Old 12-21-16, 11:13 AM
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How to build a dimming flexible light

I am wanting to build a light device that dims when it moves off center.

In other words I am going to run some wire through say a flexible tube with a light bulb at the top. I want the bulb to light and whenever the tube is taken off center it will cause the light bulb to dim.

It doesn't have to go to off unless that is a by product of how it is built but as long as the bulb can go from 100% on to say 50% dim at around 30% in either direction.

Of course I know how to run wires through a tube an hook up a light but I am not sure what to use to create the resistor like effect to dim the bulb.

Any ideas is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help.
 
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Old 12-21-16, 12:04 PM
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I am not sure what to use to create the resistor like effect to dim the bulb.
AC bulbs are generally not dimmed by resistance how ever DC incandescent bulbs can be. Would a low voltage light suit your purpose?
 
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Old 12-21-16, 01:19 PM
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Sure that will work fine. Thanks
 
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Old 12-22-16, 09:14 AM
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Your request is a bit outside the scope of this forum. You may want to look for an electronics forum for hobbyists.
 
 

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