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



A really simple circuit using a linear regulator (LM317 should work iirc)
configured for 12V should help increase your LED lifespan significantly...
assuming the LEDs have a resistor that are set for 12V.

Here is a neat little calculator for getting the right resistor for LEDs...

http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz

Note that different color LEDs have different specs for the forward
voltage... here is a general guide...

http://led.linear1.org/vf-help.php

Richard

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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 )

I also am driving down on a home made manifold this time rather than my
usual sand cast manifold:
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/167483_413128615399061_443666488_n.
jpg

I have to drive a bus Friday morning/afternoon, but should be in Orlando
shortly after midnight. #5939 will be indoors this year. I am competing in
the World's Dirtiest DeLorean category.

Bill Robertson
#5939







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