Boost converter LED brightness?

Will a boost converter IC (such as the one from maxim) ever be able to power a high power LED as brightly as when the LED is powered with a constant current source?

sort by: active | newest | oldest
Of course it will. It IS powering it with a constant current source !
.Unknown. (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
Can you put 2 of them together and have the LED work brighter?
2 of WHAT. Steve
.Unknown. (author)  steveastrouk7 years ago
Whatever boost converter IC it is that you are talking about that powers an LED with 'constant current source'.
No, the design delivers the right current for the selected LED.
Re-design7 years ago
Sure but you may end up putting in a larger battery which would fix the problem in the first place.

Post a link of the converter you have in mind.
.Unknown. (author)  Re-design7 years ago
I can't find any datasheets for it, but it appears to have  'E50S' written on it, and it looks like a surface mount transistor.