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Express Models 4 LED Yard Floodlight

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I came across one of the above yard lamps cheap at an exhibition, as there are no wires coming out of the base I decided to have it as a 'just for show' depot floodlight.

I started wondering if the light will actually work as the LEDs look to be intact but as there are no wires to connect it to a 12V power supply I dont know how I can test it, if anyone can give me an idea how to do this that would be great

Thanks in advance.

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Are there any signs of wire coming from the lights down to the base, and then cut off at the base?

 

If so you might be able to do a bit of base surgery to expose what is left and connect a supply to them.

 

This video should give you an idea of what it looks like when intact.

 

https://youtu.be/UwEYApR_10s

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Thanks for your reply, there are wires at the top which I assume connect to the Leds and I think there are wires down to the base but not exposed, also, the light did not come with the circuit board shown in the video.

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Further to my question regarding the above yard floodlight, I have removed a small section of the metal 'stem' this has revealed what I believe to be four enamelled wires which I assume is one wire for each LED, these are wired via a resistor to 12V positive and the 'stem' itself has a wire soldered to it which goes to the negative.

I have no experience of working with enamelled wire, is there anything that I need to do with the wire before I can solder a resistor to the wires ( I was thinking of a 1K resistor) since I dont know what the correct resistor value should be.

Thanks again for any input.

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Just a quick update, floodlight is working fine now.

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15 hours ago, michaelp said:

Further to my question regarding the above yard floodlight, I have removed a small section of the metal 'stem' this has revealed what I believe to be four enamelled wires which I assume is one wire for each LED, these are wired via a resistor to 12V positive and the 'stem' itself has a wire soldered to it which goes to the negative.

I have no experience of working with enamelled wire, is there anything that I need to do with the wire before I can solder a resistor to the wires ( I was thinking of a 1K resistor) since I dont know what the correct resistor value should be.

Thanks again for any input.

There should be a separate resistor for each LED.

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