Adding mini LED lights to a full size table lamp


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Old 01-25-18, 07:25 AM
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Adding mini LED lights to a full size table lamp

I am building a lamp and I was wanting to put a small light or a couple mini LED christmas lights in a glass dome on the base of a lamp, for a night light effect.

the main bulb of the lamp would be a typical A19 LED. I am putting a 3way turn key socket.

is it possible to wire these together without over powering the mini lights ?
 
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Old 01-25-18, 08:17 PM
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Although putting LED lights in the base is do-able..... they can't connect to a standard three way socket. LED's run on low voltage which would require some type of power supply.
 
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Old 01-26-18, 05:02 AM
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You might be able to do it if you use a full string of Christmas tree lights intended to be plugged into 120VAC. If you just want a few LED's in the base you will need a power supply for the LED's as all LED's run on low voltage DC. A19 and all other LED bulbs that screw into a standard light socket have the power supply built into the base of the bulb.
 
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Old 01-29-18, 10:32 AM
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Ok, I will have to take a look at Lowes or Home Depot for some type of power supply and if it worth doing.

thank you very much !!
 
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You could use an LED pilot light that runs on 120v. Something like this: Blue Sea Systems 8034 LED - 120V AC Green
 
 

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