I have been making mason jar night lights for at least 10 years. I try to make them in various colors and styles. In addition to my Sun & Moon, Red, Green, White, Purple and Flickering Candle I have now added Emerald Green!
I know LED’s can be programmed for any color of the rainbow, however there is still something special about the standard 5mm led. I enjoy finding unique colors and adding them to my creations.
These emerald green buggers are truly a special color. Just look at the image below that shows the contrast between the emerald green and standard led.
Emerald Green Mason Jar Night Light
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Recently I purchased a new car and was amazed at how much technology is packed into it. From radar cruise control and self steering, to blind spot monitoring and collision avoidance its great to see how far we have come since the advancement of the micro processor. One item that caught my eye is the fact their is not a single Edison light bulb in the car. It is 100% LED technology even the Headlights!
I have been driving longer than I’m not driving, over 27 years (do the math, yes I’m old) My first car had “sealed” beam headlights and were sufficiently bright and focused for 1980’s technology. Just think, how much more have we advanced since the invention of the automobile?
A trip back in time:
In the late 1800’s as cars became more prevalent there was a need to light the road at night. Since the first commercial light bulb was invented around 1879 it was not feasible to install it into a vehicle. Early road vehicles used fueled lamps to light the way. You had your choice of acetylene or oil and the Prest-O-Light company had a great storage and delivery system for the acetylene gas. Continue reading “Automotive Headlight Technology – Even Edison Would be Impressed!”
Have an old painting that could use a little lift? Maybe you want to light up a jar or a clock? LEDs can help add a little extra something and turn drab into fab.
LED is an acronym for Light Emitting Diode and they have been appearing in our devices since the early 1960’s. Over the years LED’s have become increasingly popular and can now be found in everything from our home lighting, cars and even our television and computer monitors.
LED’s are very inexpensive and easy to work with. In this post I will do my best to explain some of the basics to get started with your project.
Before we begin its a good idea to make sure you have the correct tools. A suggested list of tools can be found below:
At the bottom of this post I will have a list of good sources where you can purchase the tools.
The next step is to make sure you have the correct parts. Not only will you need LEDs, but you should also have a battery holder, resistors, an on/off switch, batteries, a length of wire and some solder.
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