Re: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12
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Re: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12



Bill,

Your post just proves the point that Martin has made some time ago. You have 
no idea what you are talking about but you believe that you do. When it 
comes to LED strips, apparently you have no idea how LEDs work. Do you?
LEDs never burn out when the current supplied is within their limit. Those 
are not little light bulbs. Bulbs "care" about voltage supplied, LEDs need 
the current to be controlled. What kind of current regulator have you used 
with your door strips? Let me guess, they run off of 12V so you connected 
them directly to the car. That is why they burned out. Those strips need 12V 
EXACTLY! The battery alone when fully charged will supply 12.6V and that it 
too much for the strips. With the alternator running and supplying around 
14V you are overloading the LEDs and they will burn out quickly.
LEDs have a lifespan of 100,000 hours of continuous operation. It doesn't 
mean that they will burn out after that. They will loose between 30 and 50% 
of the initial brightness but they will never burn out. Install a PROPER 
resistor or current source to drive your LEDs correctly and they will never 
burn out.

BTW, you should watch your language. This is a world wide mailing list and 
not some trailer park where you say whatever you want.


Greetings from Poland!
Tom Niemczewski
Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E

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From: "content22207" <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:09 PM
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] #5939 at DCS'12

> It finally stopped raining long enough for me to get #5939's door panels 
> back on, so it looks like I may make it to DCS after all (I had to remove 
> the panels to dye their carpets black, and to modify my door edge LED's to 
> be more easily replaceable: 
> http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/398966_413128428732413_1053402740_n.jpg )
>
> Speaking of which: anyone who tells you that LED's never burn out is full 
> of shit. I am bringing one of my old strips so anyone interested can see 
> what eventually happens to even high dollar SuperBright brand LED's 
> (#5939's new door edge lights: 
> http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562249_413128328732423_839261386_n.jpg ) 



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