Discussion in 'Modding' started by Phire, 17 Jul 2004.
you actually get pretty many incandescents for 100$
boo for yellow lighting
Anyway, i agree that a LED lamp is waaay cooler
A Metal Halide lamp would also give a nice white light
/me looks at 9 white CCFLS sitting behind him
I just found this site that may help:
Speaking of Luxeons... Has anyone had a Luxeon die on them for no reason? I was testing a 1W white a few minutes ago, and it suddenly went out. It appears to be totally dead I was running it off 12V, with ~160-ohms resistance, which should give an LED current of around 55mA, certainly not enough to blow it Must have been faulty?
Ouch that must have hurt . Did you use higher wattage (1+) resistors? 1/4watts won't do...
BTW luv that avatar
Was it heatsinked properly?
It was running on 1/6th of full current, so it wasn't even beginning to get warm (without a heatsink)
coorz: Thanks I'm using this avatar on a couple of different forums at the moment.
I was using 3x 470-ohm 1/4Ws in parallel, which gives around 156 ohms. They were barely getting warm.
I've come to the conclusion that the LED must have been faulty, I could run a standard 5mm LED on that voltage/current without burning it out! :/
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