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Hello,

I know some of you have worked with LED's. I am working with some at the moment and I am a little confused.

The LED's I have are 2000-4000MCD (thats what it says on the web site.) What kind of resistor would I need for this? Or would any resistor work? And do I need one resistor PER led? Or like 3-resistor-3-resistor-etc???

I'm really confused. Please help!
 

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Originally posted by kjw86ca@Feb 19 2004, 10:43 PM
Hello,

I know some of you have worked with LED's. I am working with some at the moment and I am a little confused.

The LED's I have are 2000-4000MCD (thats what it says on the web site.) What kind of resistor would I need for this? Or would any resistor work? And do I need one resistor PER led? Or like 3-resistor-3-resistor-etc???

I'm really confused. Please help!
Depends on the volatge of the LEDs. Got a link?
 

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pm mibiologic hes good at those things.. and building lasers.
 

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This link will solve all your quistions. Probably the best how-to page on the net for LEDs. If you think of them in terms of speakers and ohms, it makes a lot of sence. From what I understand, you can change the voltage slightly to increase or decrease light output. You can even go above the maxium voltage for each LED, if it is no continuos. Do alot of reading and you will learn. I still have a lot to read about before attempting putting these on my car.
 

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Lol.....what link??? You said it would solve all my problems, but I don't see a link???


-kyle
 

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How to LEDs

I gotta stop posting so late at night I guess. Sorry.
 
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