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Old 07-26-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default Suggestions for LED lighting?

I have a project coming up in the near future that I am going to want to wire some strip LED lights into a wall socket, I'm looking for suggestions for lights, and also some sites where I can get info on it..
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for LED lighting?

superbrightleds.com is a good site.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for LED lighting?

of course, you already know that LEDs are current-based devices operating in low-voltage DC circuits, and "wall sockets" are high-current AC voltage sources, right?
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:42 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for LED lighting?

yes, this I know....I guess my main question is can this be modified to work?

And for those wondering, the project is going to be a beer pong table.
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for LED lighting?

modified, no.

but, you can use a transformer to step the voltage down to a manageable level, then a bridge rectifier to convert it to DC, then a bank of current-limiting resistors to keep the LEDs from burning out (unless they're already built into the "LED strip" you have).
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31x10.50 A/T tires
Explorer overhead console
Explorer auto-dim mirror
Explorer auto-headlights
Aux1 & Aux2 inputs on factory AM/FM/CD/Cassette
Door-dinger silencer button
Seamless retractable roof and passenger-side ejection seat with steering wheel mounted controls and safety interlock
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Suggestions for LED lighting?

ok, this is why I posted before I bought anything. I guess I have a lot of research to do
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