Designing your own rechargeable light system is a very challenging task that can help you save cash and actually acquaint you with the how and why of your lighting system at home. It may need some basic electric principles, but designing your own rechargeable light system is very rewarding, especially when you have done it the right way. Here are the basic steps in designing your own rechargeable lighting system:
- Charging unit. The rechargeable light system is made unique by the charging unit that will serve as the source for light when the battery runs out of power. Make sure that you place the charging unit in the safest and most stable place that you could muster, enclosed properly by a plastic or rubber casing.
- Brightness. In advance, you may want to determine the brightness of your bulb. Around 75 to 100 watts may be sufficient to light up your room accordingly. The brightness will also determine how many light bulbs you will need for a particular area.
- Rechargeable lights. Rechargeable lights are best if they are made of LED. Color is also a factor especially if you are designing your light system for more artistic purposes. Check how the lights will blend in together and mark in advance the areas where you will position each bulb.
- Wiring. Keep the wiring neat and free of unnecessary fringes. In creating the connection, remember that the simpler the wiring, the safer it will be for you as you use your system.
- Voltage limiter. Before the energy source comes in the charger unit or the bulbs, make sure that you have the right voltage limiting element that will help reduce especially severe influx of voltages that may damage your circuit. Make sure that a circuit breaker is also placed handy in cases where too much voltage is coming in.
- Backup. Should your lights fail, it is good to have a backup lighting system stashed somewhere in your home. The backup will be your best friend should there be failures in your main lighting.
- Power source. Solar panels and your main electric power source are some of the best power sources. In the case of solar panels, you may need extra converters or inverters to convert the solar energy into usable energy for your lighting system.
- Connectors. The best connectors for lighting systems are the Cinch models. Make sure that the holes in the connectors have spaces or offsets in between them so that there will be ease in your placements.
If you are in doubt, it may be best to consult an electrician to double check on your connections for a minimal fee. The most important thing is that you were able to wire in the connections and did the leg work for most of the electric activities, so to speak. It is valuable also to be very careful especially in the testing stage of your rechargeable system to avoid mishaps or electric accidents.