In this page we will introduce a great
project designed by
Toon Beerten. His project named "DIY
Led Mood Lamp" can become a very interesting
add-on for your room that's absolutely sure it will
impress everyone. As you can see on the photos, we
talk about a color fading lamp, that looks amazing!
The purpose of this page is to try to give
some hints building it successful. This high power
led mood light is based on PIC16F628 and the ability
of this mcu to produce PWM pulses. Varying pulse
width we can produce millions of color combinations
using only the three basic colors. So only one RGB
(Red-Green-Blue) led is capable producing a rainbow
of fading colors.
With the help of four switches we can handle
all functions of the lamp. We can choose fading or
jumping between colors, we can select a rainbow
style or a random color changing behavior, we can
choose slow or fast changing of colors and we can
pause on a desired color.
Finally we will make some power dissipation
measurements to help us select an appropriate power
You can use your imagination to find a housing that will be able to
diffuse colors uniformly. Color difussion is necessary to achieve best results.
In original design the author used the 45cm IKEA Mylonit lamp. That's a great
housing for your lamp. Instead you can use the smaller 31cm IKEA Mylonit lamp
with the same amazing results. That's the lamp we used in our construction.
In our research we found
other lamps (ex. sphere shape) that are ideal for housing your big led.