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Default Small 12VDC power supply needed, touch slide dimmer

Hello,

I am an industrial designer looking to ad a series of slim LED lamps to my portfolio. I am looking for two components that I haven't been able to find on my own.

I need an extremely small 12vdc power supply to fit inside my lamp frame. I only need 4-5W to power the LED's. I could use a wall plug power supply with a low voltage connector somewhere on my lamp but I really want the power supply to be an integral part of the frame with only a 120V cord exiting the frame to the outlet. Does anyone have a suggestion for where to look for this part?

The second piece I am looking for is a touch slide dimming switch for the LED's. If anyone has seen the Koncept lights, the switch they used is what inspired my idea. I don't know the technical language for what I'm looking for but it's a touch sensitive strip that increases power output to the LED's.

If anyone has suggestions for a supplier or manufacturer that I could source these parts I would greatly appreciate it. I also apologize if I broke protocol with this post or posted in the wrong category.
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You're not going to find anything super small because you need something that does an AC to DC conversion. When you see these small PicoPSU's, etc., you're looking at something that's doing DC to DC and that doesn't require many components.

You could use something like a router or camera wall-wart adapter and take the PCB out of the housing. Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/VONNIC-Accesso.../dp/B0047E8SM2

or this:

http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-WC.../dp/B005F1OLZ4

That's about the smallest I've seen.
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