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LED replacement for an incandescent bulb in a microscope illuminator

LED replacement for an incandescent bulb in a microscope illuminator
June 24, 2019 12:36PM
I've been restoring some old microscopes for a local educational nonprofit group and ran into a couple B&L scopes that used 15W incandescent bulbs in the illuminators. One was burned out and I couldn't find a replacement so I designed an LED holder that screws into the E26 bulb socket and wired in a 5 mm white LED. Powered by a 6V wall wart.

The original stuff:




The printed parts:




The result:



More details here.

Yes, a single 20 mA, 5mm, white LED provides plenty of light even at 400x magnification.


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Re: LED replacement for an incandescent bulb in a microscope illuminator
June 24, 2019 03:07PM
... nice! thumbs up


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