converting plug in lamp to battery

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Old 01-26-19, 08:39 AM
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converting plug in lamp to battery

hello I have a little accent lamp which uses a 0.5w LED night light bulb. If I wanted to power it with a 2000mah AAA battery instead of the current plug-in how long would the battery last before recharge?
 
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Old 01-26-19, 11:28 AM
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The LED would require closer to 3vDC to operate normally. You may be able to run it on two AAA batteries in series. Two AAA would last a long time between charges if the light was only used at night. Probably a month.... maybe more.
 
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Thanks - I usually keep it on continuously
 
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Also, would any 3v dc battery work?
 
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Old 01-26-19, 12:52 PM
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I would think so. You could try it on standard batteries first.
Keep in mind that regular batteries are 1.5v and rechargeables are 1.2v.
 
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If using a disposable battery you can run it down to completely dead. If using rechargeable batteries you will not be able to use the full capacity listed on the battery. I would use regular alkaline batteries and just toss them when dead.
 
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