Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken LED bulb in a Light Angel motion activated LED. Disassembling the device requires a Phillips screwdriver and a plastic opening tool. Replacing the LED bulb requires knowledge of soldering. For users with basic soldering experience, this project will take about 30 minutes.

Using a plastic opening tool, remove the base of the Light Angel.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the base of the Light Angel.

    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the base and the LED housing and pull outwards on the handle.

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Using a Phillips head jeweler's screwdriver, remove the screw on the battery housing.
  • Using a Phillips head jeweler's screwdriver, remove the screw on the battery housing.

    • To remove the screw, turn counterclockwise.

  • Remember to put all the screws you take out somewhere safe so you can find them when it's time to reassemble the light.

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Remove and set aside the (4) AA batteries in the battery housing.
  • Remove and set aside the (4) AA batteries in the battery housing.

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Using a Phillips head jeweler's screwdriver, remove the (6) screws holding the LED housing together.
  • Using a Phillips head jeweler's screwdriver, remove the (6) screws holding the LED housing together.

    • To remove the screws, turn counterclockwise.

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Insert the plastic opening tool into the crease on the side of the LED housing to separate it from the rest of the device.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the crease on the side of the LED housing to separate it from the rest of the device.

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Locate the faulty light emitting diode on the back of the circuit board.
  • Locate the faulty light emitting diode on the back of the circuit board.

  • Using a soldering iron and desoldering braid, unsolder the connection on the light emitting diode.

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Insert the new light emitting diode through the two holes left from removing the old one.
  • Insert the new light emitting diode through the two holes left from removing the old one.

    • Note: the picture is not of the Light Angel circuit board. It is a general example of inserting a light emitting diode on a circuit board. Photo Credit: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Using solder and a soldering iron, solder the new LED to the circuit board.
  • Using solder and a soldering iron, solder the new LED to the circuit board.

    • Keep your solder joints separate to avoid short circuiting the circuit board.

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  • Reassemble the Light Angel by performing steps 1 through 5 in reverse.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Matthew Corigliano

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