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Re: electrical geek assistance needed
December 06, 2014 02:27PM
LEDs are light emitting diodes. Being diodes, they would be polarity sensitive.

I always wondered what it'd be like to make/use a rectifier circuit out of LEDs. This may be a field that the high-end stereo/show car market has missed out on.



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Re: electrical geek assistance needed
December 07, 2014 08:49PM
Diodes are one way streets gene.

an LC would have issues with blinking if it's using the bulb as part of the timer, this is why some blinker circuits blink faster when a bulb goes out- like they said try it with real bulbs
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Re: electrical geek assistance needed
December 08, 2014 09:23AM
If incandescent bulbs work, but you really want the LEDs instead, you have to ask yourself a few questions:
-LEDs because they last for nearly ever?
-LEDs because they don't have a filament to break when the car is being bounced around all the time with the lights on?
-LEDs because they draw so little current? (if this is what you're after, then you'll have to figure out a different flasher, because in order to make it work, you'll have to add back in the same resistive load the incandescent bulb presented to the flash)

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Re: electrical geek assistance needed
December 08, 2014 12:20PM
All good stuff...thanks guys. The car is getting all new wiring and I was planning on running LED throughout....that may change if it doesn't work.
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