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6 volt LED lights

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Post by Scrap » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:31 pm

Has anyone used this companies custom LED board service. http://www.bulbsthatlast4ever.com/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The boards are custom made and fitted to the sample light fixtures you supply.



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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by CaptMike » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:32 pm

Crap Batman build them yourself.

6 Volts will work like a Champ.

I started build LED lights for my bote almost 10 years ago for several reasons. My mast light is 53' up and I have hair on my ass, not feathers. Changing a mast light once a year sucks. Secondly LED light were expensive about $200.00 for a nice lite, cost to build $10.00. ebay is flooded with really good LED's. I've ordered several hundred off ebay and they were shipped directly from China.

Here's a simple calculator. Put in your Voltage and LED info and it will design the array for you. You'll need resistors too. Radio Shack has them cheap. http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I also buy "bread board" from Radio Shack. For bulbs use a hole saw and cut out a nice circle and solder your parts to it. For the bote I take the bulb and solder the LED array to the base and use it. LEDs are directional so if you reverse the -/+ they won't work.

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by Scrap » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:26 am

Gee I had no idea how easy it could be with the handy led calculator. If it wasn't for what must be early onset dementia, i would know what the "forward diode voltage" is supposed to be and the milliamp value of something else I need to plug into the calculator. Even with an 8th grade education I think its beyond me. I admire your do it yourself attitude, thanks for the lead to the link.

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by awander » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:35 am

All LEDs have a voltage drop that will be consistent, no matter how much current you push through them.

Most RED LEDs are around 1.7-2.2V drop. Blue and white LEDs tend to be higher, 3.1-4V or so.

You need to take the diode voltage drop away from the power supply voltage, so that you can use Ohm's law to calculate what resistor will give you the proper amount of current through the LEDs. 15mA is generally a good value to use.

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Post by CaptMike » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:49 pm

If you "Click" on the "?" at the end of each line it will give you some of the information needed. I normally use all white LED's which are 3.3 volts and 20ma. Naturally if you wanted to use 12 Volts anything you want is available but for 6 volts it's not and they have to be custom built.

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by Scrap » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:33 pm

thanks for the feedback, I guess you guys have more than a basic knowledge of electricity. I do remember E=I x R and I don't know how old you guys are but how about "Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls Behind Victory Garden Walls"

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by George Greer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:25 am

Resistor color band coding

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by Scrap » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Wow, you must come from Jurassic Park

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by 1950Panhead » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Mike,
My mast light is 53' up and I have hair on my ass
Humor first, you have one hellofa mast on your panhead.
My mom lived in Columbia and the bridges there looked a lot like they do in Michigan and a 53' mast won't clear any of them.
I do remember a bridge in Charleston that went up, up, up and may have cleared 53'.
ok, ok, I get it.

Back to reality.
Here are some red 6 volt LED listed on Ebay.
It seems like they would work on a 6 volt panhead if you had the desire.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-PRE-WIRED-RE ... 5ae6ffb863" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by George Greer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:04 pm

Scrap wrote:Wow, you must come from Jurassic Park

Nope.........30 years helicopter maintenance with US Army, FAA certified A&P mechanic, with FCC certification..............and a shit load of old teachers :D

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Post by George Greer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:06 pm

Oh yea,

Forgot to add...........

Turned 58 Saturday.............so I guess I am getting to the dino age.

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Post by Scrap » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:08 pm

George Greer wrote:Oh yea,

Forgot to add...........

Turned 58 Saturday.............so I guess I am getting to the dino age.
Your as young as the girls you feel

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Post by George Greer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:10 pm

:D :D :D :D :D

No $h!t.......

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Re: 6 volt LED lights

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Post by CaptMike » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:39 am

1950Panhead wrote:Mike,
My mast light is 53' up and I have hair on my ass
Humor first, you have one hellofa mast on your panhead.
My mom lived in Columbia and the bridges there looked a lot like they do in Michigan and a 53' mast won't clear any of them.
I do remember a bridge in Charleston that went up, up, up and may have cleared 53'.
ok, ok, I get it.

Back to reality.
Here are some red 6 volt LED listed on Ebay.
It seems like they would work on a 6 volt panhead if you had the desire.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-PRE-WIRED-RE ... 5ae6ffb863" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Jerry

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