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Old 11-18-2006, 08:50 PM   #21
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Check out this website. Leds are pre wired and they even have the matching power supply and a nice adapter for wiring.
I bought 3 of the 3 leds but ended up using only 2.
http://autolumination.com/fixtures.htm
you have to scroll down page to see leds.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #22
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HERE'S THE REASON YOU NEED RESISTORS:

Diodes are a SHORT... If you apply 2 volts you can have 2 milliamps or 2000amps - current is only limited by resistance and the power supply.

Would you take any power wires and twist them together? No. Unless you ejoy sparks and smoke.
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Old 12-15-2006, 11:27 AM   #23
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Here are day and night pics with the moonlights. The shape of the led's are strange, and if I made bigger holes with a countersink, I think I would get more light, but then it would be too bright.

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I figured out what I did wrong. The cristmas lights have a cone dimple in the top to disperse light and none of it passes straight out. I cliped off the dimple, sanded, then polished the LEDs. Perfect.

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