IKEA LEDBERG Light Mod

Clutch

Master Member
It looks like you probably (used to) have some 24v LED lights, switch and a AC>DC transformer.

If you want them separate you need to supply 24v to each one.
I thought wiring LED's would be easier than this. Would I have to buy something like this?

 

Clutch

Master Member
But when you get right down to it that's what I have no? I just cut the individual LED'S off. Now I need to wire them back up separately. :)

BB55008C-6A56-4E5C-86C8-2CE039DF1535.jpeg
 

Karstein

New Member
I thought wiring LED's would be easier than this. Would I have to buy something like this?

Well, yes, that would work. It’s much more powerful than you need for a single light.

But at that point you’re buying a $17 power supply for an LED that you can buy with its own for $8 :confused:
 

xl97

Sr Member
When you say 'individually'.. do you mean like in separate cabinets or something?

Or you want to be able to plug each one into the 'hub' individually?


At this point.. you have the housings.. you can swap out the guts for whatever you wanted IMHO..

You want this ultimately powered by a wall-socket though.....correct?

Hell you could take a +5v phone charger now.. and replace the leds in those 'satellites' with whatever color/size led you wanted..

and connect as many as you like.. (up the max current the charger provides).. 2A?
 

Clutch

Master Member
It is for a 3d print specifically designed to fit this light. Not for a shelf or a cabinet.

The 4 light combo is 9.99 + 9.99 shipping.
The 1 light alone is 7.99 + 9.99 shipping.

I thought I could buy the 4, cut them up, and wire each to its own plug to save money.

Why would I want to spend 17 dollars on a power supply? I was just asking if that is my only avenue here.

If I just cut the cord on one of these led's, wire the +/- to a cord and plug it into a wall outlet is it gonna blow or not?
 

Karstein

New Member
:oops:

Each of those LED need 24vDC, either from batteries or a power supply that converts the AC from wall outlets.

If you plug one of those LEDs directly into the wall it will not work and may catch fire and/or kill you.
 

xl97

Sr Member
*blow?

Most likely...

Hard to answer without any of this stuff in front of me to run tests on..etc..

But if all you need if the 'housing' you can put any leds you want in there.. in any sort of combination..

You will then know what the voltage and current needs are..

You'd need to know how much 1 of those light/housing needs for voltage (thought I read 24v somewhere?) which is A LOT especially for leds.. but it may be configured in a way to need more voltage.. but less current.
 

McFlyte

Active Member
But when you get right down to it that's what I have no? I just cut the individual LED'S off. Now I need to wire them back up separately. :)
Well, I was referring to using LEDs of which you knew the specs... I don't suppose you have a multimeter? How brave are you?

From the look of the PCB they're wired in parrallel. If the wall wort puts out 24V they're running at 24V. At 3W it looks like they're running at low current though, about 100mA.

Maybe try it at a lower voltage (perhaps off some batteries) and see if they work? Or look around for a power supply that puts out 24VDC.
 

zapwizard

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Each LED module has its own a current limiting circuit. See here. You don't need to worry about resistors, just voltage and power.
All you need is a 24V supply capable of 0.75 a watt per LED. (As Ikea says all four LEDs consume 2.9W)
 

zapwizard

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Amps (and therefor watts) are pulled by the device. You don’t need a 0.75W supply, just a supply capable of at least 0.75W per LED. If you have a 30W supply you can safely run thirty of these LEDs from it.
 
Top