120 V LED powered by 12 V DC

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bairnich, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. bairnich

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    Mar 19, 2016
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    Hopefully some electrical wizards can help me.

    I have a few LED lights I'd like to run off a 12 V car battery. I know minimal about converting DC to AC or visa versa. Do I just need a converter? to get me from my 12v DC to power my 120v AC lights?? The light info is below

    http://thediyoutlet.com/products/50w-led-waterproof-flood-light-fixture-cool-white

    Any info would be appreciated. The simpler the set-up the better.

    Thanks
     
  2. Picbuster

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    Buy a car 12V-120V converter price between the 30-70$.
    Building it yourself is dangerous and when build not correct it will produce a lot of unwanted radio frequencies.
     
  3. Alec_t

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    Might be cheaper just to buy a 12V 50W light.
     
  4. blocco a spirale

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    If for some reason you can't use a 12V floodlight, buy an inverter; it's impossible to build one cheaper.
     
  5. Dodgydave

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    I would buy a 12V 50w light, even if you use an inverter its still going to pull at leat 4 to 5 amps from the car battery.
     
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