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Using 12VDC spotlight charger on LED's?

I have an old rechargable spotlight that I never use, so I figured I would use it for parts.  Could I use the charger 120VAC/12VDC to power some LED's, like if I wanted to make an under the counter light?
If so, would it be better to run the LEDs parallel or in series?  I was reading an instructable on beginning LED's and saw that series will divide the 12 volts to each LED (4 LEDs at 3 volts each), and running parallel will send the entire 12 volts to each LED.  Would I use resistors even if I ran the LED's in a series?    If I ran the LED'S parallel, would the follow crude schematic be correct? 

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You can't run them in parallel.

Its not good to run them without a resistor, or some current control. Better have three LEDS in each string, with a 150 Ohm resistor on the string.  You can have lots of strings.

Steve