British engineer Matthew Perks has found an unconventional application for an unserviceable display – the inventor has made a handy fluorescent lamp out of it.
Almost any item can be given a second life, particularly when it comes to electronic devices. The idea was clearly demonstrated by British inventor Matthew Perks, who told in his video blog how a flat screen of an old monitor or TV could be used. The basic premise of the idea is that the device’s internal backlight array should be intact with only the electronics and external part of the display broken.
In his video, Perks shows how to properly take a monitor apart and get the backlight array out of it. The inventor recommends replacing the built-in LEDs with a regular LED strip to avoid power supply problems.
Once the power cables have been extended from the LED strip and the assembled unit installed in its new casing, the lamp can be considered complete. It is powerful enough to be used in fairly large and dark rooms. The device has quite an interesting look as well.
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