Teaching Resources


Ecolamp is a new project that explores the creative possibilities of LEDs. This new technology is super efficient and very versatile. The project focuses on issues of energy use and sustainability while giving students the opportunity to develop their own creative ideas. As with most new technology designers want to find its true form. This hasn’t happened yet with LED strip lighting and so your students are presented with a great opportunity to invent a whole new style of lighting. This project can be aimed at Years 8-10 and students end up with a lamp with very high take-home value. You won’t see any of these projects left at the end of term.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed o successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as teaching notes and student sheets. The beauty of the Ecolamp project is that it can be run without expensive equipment.

Materials And Equipment

  • Cordless drills
  • Screwdrivers
  • Bending bar
  • Vices
  • Soldering irons
  • Scissors
  • Hot air gun
  • Aluminium body piece
  • White polypropylene
  • LED strip
  • Heatshrink
  • Solder
  • Jarrah base
  • Screws
  • Project video
  • Teaching programme
  • Teaching notes (student handouts and teacher notes)
  • Reference books

Heat Shrink

Code: EL02930156

This 1.2m long heat shrink tubing is used for covering the connection between the cable and the LED …

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End Cap

Code: ELEC

Use this insert to clean up the rough cut end of the extrusion. Simply ensure that there are no …

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Code: EL00615026

Pack of 100 screws. These are the best screws for the …

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Polypropylene Sheet – White

Code: PFPP

Polypropylene sheets (700x1500mm) – White …

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LED Strip

Code: ELF29WP1

10mm double line of LEDs for maximum brightness, enough for one class …

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Power Pack with Cord

Code: ELS12040AU

12V /400mA with 2.2m cord. Extra length is provided so that if a …

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Base Switch

Code: ELBS

This switch fits into the base of the Ecolamp by drilling a 12mm diameter hole through the base …

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Code: ELXX323

Small cord switches. This inline switch comes in three pieces …

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Aluminium Body

Code: EL833720

Aluminuim body used for the Ecolamp project. 600mm long…

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Jarrah Base


We no longer supply this item and encourage you to use offcuts you may have. Ideal size is 70mm x 42mm x 95mm. Use a hardwood if possible, or any other weighted base that can be re-purposed as a part of the design.

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Bending Bar

Code: EL856085

50mm diameter Aluminium pipe 600mm long….

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