LED light enclosures were one of the first types of 3D printed parts I started to design and print. Initially my designs were fairly simple, but over time they became fairly complex. Here is a gallery of some of the prints I have made: LED Light Gallery.
All of these (and more) are available for free download from the Thingiverse site. This link will load the page the has links to all my Thingiverse uploads.
Initially I used battery powered LED lights, and these worked fine but required fussing with the light to turn it on and off. Later I found wall powered LED’s that worked, but they did not have an on/off switch. However, recently I found an add-on switch that works quite well and enables the LED lights to be operated just like any other desk or table light. The remainder of this page explains what components are needed to use wall power for the lights, and where to get them.
This online storefront has everything and anything you could possible want related to LED lights. The particular lights I use are here. Note that these are just the LED lights themselves; in addition you will need a power supply to drive them, an on/off switch, and perhaps some extension cables if your wall plug is not close to where the lights will go.
Power Cable/power Supply
This link is the page from which to order necessary power supply and optional extender cables. The extender cables allow you to power multiple lights from one power supply. Depending on your situation you can get a power supply that plugs directly into the wall, or one that has a separate power cord.
This link is the page from which to order a mechanical on/off switch that controls the LED lights. It can be placed anywhere between the LED lights and the power supply. Note that there are fancier/more expensive on/off proximity switches that also work; here is the link that shows them.
This photo shows the components I used to connect 4 LED lights to one power supply:
Here is a photo of my workspace during the day:
And here it is at night:
Now I agree that 4 lights is probably overkill, but I do like the colors and shapes.
Last Update: 03 Jul 2017