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Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:03 pm Posts: 1
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?
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:10 pm Posts: 1084
Country: United States
Laser Type: 5th Gen
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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Full Spectrum 5th Generation with 45 watt tube and rotary attachment.
Joined: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:54 pm Posts: 943 Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Country: United States
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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Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:43 am Posts: 726 Location: Finleyville, PA
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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Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:13 pm Posts: 2
Laser Type: 5th Gen Hobby Laser
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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