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 Post subject: Work lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Country: USA
Laser Type: 4th Gen
I've searched but not found where anybody has talked about this yet. Has anyone mounted worklights inside the chassis of the laser? I'd like to mount some LEDs and wire them into the power supply but don't want to void any warranties. Any ideas other than running another power wire to power the lights?


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 Post subject: Re: Work lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:22 pm 
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There have been posts here about installing LED strips inside the laser. But I for one strongly advise against using anything from the lasers power supply. Most LED strips come with either a battery or built in power supply anyway. As you suggested you would void your warranty, your machine would be down until you can get a replacement unit out to you and at least $300.00 down the drain... Not worth it if you ask me.. There are enough openings in the machine to run a small low voltage wire through. Most of us have switched power strips that we plug our pump, air assist and extraction fans into, so why not just plug in the LED power supply and simply turn it on when you turn on the other laser peripherals.

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 Post subject: Re: Work lights
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:26 am 
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Location: Morgan Hill, CA
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Laser Type: 5th Gen, 45w
I have a 120VAC to 12VDC and a 12v-5v DC-DC supply hanging off the back of the laser. I use them to power a very nice PC fan controller/temp monitor and a mess of fans. I've also got it sending 12V for some white high density LED strips inside the laser compartment, and a small section of red strips inside the front logo. Wiring was simple.

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