I made a garden playhouse for the kids — with LED lights
I built a garden playhouse, for the kids, and of course it needed some LED lights.
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Because everything great has LEDs; I got two cheap eBay 12V flood lights.
There is no mains power available nearby, and I didn’t want an extension cord across the lawn, so I used a battery instead. It does last quite a long time, but needs charging more often in the winter.
The two lights are controlled with regular wall-mounted mains switches, this makes them easy to operate — even for tiny hands inside mittens.
I also added a female power jack, so that the IKEA play kitchen could be connected.
Here are the parts I used for LED lights:
- 1 × Battery, lead-acid rechargeable 12V, 7.2Ah, 151x95x65, 2.7kg
- 2 × Flood light, LED, Warm white, 12V, 10W, outdoor
- 6 m Wire, stranded, 2-cores, 1.5mm2, Red/Black