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 Post subject: Work lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:10 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Work lights
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:00 pm 
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Location: Finleyville, PA
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Laser Type: 5th Gen 45W hobby
I had some, but ended up being another thing to clean. So now, just a better LED fixture above the laser. (one of those single bars that look like a tube, but are a 120v led )

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 Post subject: Re: Work lights
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:51 pm 
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Laser Type: 5th Gen 20x12
I installed some lights that are designed to light the inside of a safe. They are LED inside small glass tubes. It makes a huge difference!

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 Post subject: Re: Work lights
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:21 pm 
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I had some LED strips from IKEA lying around; they have a dedicated power supply and a plastic case covering the lights. I didn't want to mess with running them off of the power supply, so I simply ran the cord out of the opining for the USB and ethernet ports. Fairly straightforward to do and has made my laser much more usable, considering my shop lacks good overhead lighting around the laster.


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