LED lamp for use in a paper origami lamp?


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Old 04-06-14, 02:47 AM
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Question LED lamp for use in a paper origami lamp?

Hi guys,

my girlfriend has been doing origami (kusudamas) for a while and just recently had the idea to make them with transparent paper and use them as lamps. We've been looking around for suitable LEDs for a while, but haven't really been able to find what we think would work best.

Any advice on what we could use? Ideally, we are thinking about a fully assembled unit. A battery pack incl. an on/off switch and at the end of the cable a strong, small LED lamp that does not give off heat.

Thank you for your input!
 
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Old 04-06-14, 04:33 AM
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Can't give much advise, except to do a Google or Amazone search. There are hundreds of types and style. How about a holiday light string?
 
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Try searching for LED novelty lights which will turn up some usual lights you could modify for your needs. You could use a battery powered LED clip on book light or take it apart to get to the appearance you want. Worst case just make up a light with a LED, resistor, battery and wire.
 
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Old 04-06-14, 07:53 AM
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Try searching LED Tea Lights. Here is an example of the results: Amazon.com: tea led lights. You could even rewire to run from a DC wallwart.
 
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Welcome to the forums!

One possibility that comes to mind is using a section of LED rope light, the kind that is often used for under-cabinet or ccountertop lighting, attached to a lightweight core. Another, given your concern about heat, is to use fiber optic lights.

Some pictures of your girlfriend's lamps, with something included that indicates their size, might help us focus our answers. See How To Include Pictures.
 
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Thanks guys, will follow up with some pictures!
 
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So we are thinking about approaching some manufacturer to have a light like this one made. Essentially it's a standard USB cable with a very thin cable (so we can lead it into the Origami shape) and a single, bright diffused LED at the end. Do you guys think this could work?

How would I go on about approaching a company to manufacture this - I have no idea about how to define the specifications, basically. Thanks again!
 
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First you need to define a quantity. Who you approach will depend on whether you want 10 or 10'000.
 
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MOQ 500 would be ok, anything more would be hard.
 
 

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