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Old 01-10-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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What parts do I need and how do I make my own LED light kits? I believe normal size is 5mm? All info is appreciated and step by step intructions would be great!
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http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html

http://unclean.org/howto/led_circuit.html
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I pretty much knew most of that, but I was wondering how to mount them in the body, parts I'd need for mounting, would I just buy a plug that would fit into my receiver for the wires, and how would I connect two LED's (a pair for the front, pair for the back, etc.) to one plug?
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Go to a (online) electronics shop and you will find leds in all sizes, shapes and colours. With that you can find mounting equipment as well. Calculate the resistors and buy them

And what must we explaint with the wires and plugs ?
It is something you have to figure it out by yourself what is best for you.

This is what we call modelling !
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Scrub, if you can read Chinese (or is this Japanese?) then go to this page. LED how-to galore!!!

The guy even LED'ed his Tx and there's a 3gp movie too.
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Nice, such a transmitter, have you seen my Micro pitboard ?


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Roelof I love pit board it is totally awesome
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That is very nice. and thanks for the help
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Nice pitboard there, looks awesome. So do some of the other projects. Does anyone know what would happen if I overdo the leds with resistors? Coz I don't know how to work out the resistors ohms, watts all that science stuff. lol. Cheers, all help appreciated
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Normal leds (yellow, green, orange and red) uses 2 volt @ 20mA
Blue and white leds uses 3.5 volt @ 20mA
(no high bright leds counted, those will consume 50mA or more)

The resistor has to take care of the rest of the voltage. As example a green led on 12 volt needs 2 volt for the led and so 10 volt for the resistor.

R=U/I so 10/0.02 is 500 ohms. 500 is not in the standard E12 list, the best choice is 470 or 560 ohms. Watage is UxI so 10x0.02 = 0.2 watt, normal resistors are .25 watt

With my pitboard I used 2 leds and one resistor in a row at each side.
2x blue leds makes approx 7 volt so the resistor takes 5 volt from 12v.
5/0.02=250ohm, it is not listed in the E12 list so I used 270 ohms.

You can not use more leds in in serial than the voltage supplied, be sure you have to get some voltage over the resistor.
You can use a current from 10mA up to 30mA so you have some play with the resistors, to high current will result in a short life and to low current will give less light.
Be sure the resistor has enough watage, if not it will burn or have a short life.

E12 list:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~jcgl/Sc...rt2/Page2.html
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Normal leds (yellow, green, orange and red) uses 2 volt @ 20mA
Blue and white leds uses 3.5 volt @ 20mA
(no high bright leds counted, those will consume 50mA or more)

The resistor has to take care of the rest of the voltage. As example a green led on 12 volt needs 2 volt for the led and so 10 volt for the resistor.

R=U/I so 10/0.02 is 500 ohms. 500 is not in the standard E12 list, the best choice is 470 or 560 ohms. Watage is UxI so 10x0.02 = 0.2 watt, normal resistors are .25 watt

With my pitboard I used 2 leds and one resistor in a row at each side.
2x blue leds makes approx 7 volt so the resistor takes 5 volt from 12v.
5/0.02=250ohm, it is not listed in the E12 list so I used 270 ohms.

You can not use more leds in in serial than the voltage supplied, be sure you have to get some voltage over the resistor.
You can use a current from 10mA up to 30mA so you have some play with the resistors, to high current will result in a short life and to low current will give less light.
Be sure the resistor has enough watage, if not it will burn or have a short life.

E12 list:
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~jcgl/Sc...rt2/Page2.html
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