18 LED Light Bulb for "extra" brightness !!

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Step 1: How to Steps:

See my other two instructables for details on how to make this:

1. The AC Circuit Layout Version:

2. The AC-DC Circuit Layout Version, with a Diode Bridge:

Add triplets in series to get multiples of 3 for your light bulb !

Step 2: Work In Progress Photos

Picture of Work In Progress Photos
Made as many diode bridges and LED Triplets as possible for current and future projects.

Once made, it only takes two minutes to assemble a simple led bulb !

Connect them in series or in parallel, as per your comfort and experience.

Important Note:

Parallel is better, since if an led goes bad, only 3 will not light - so you can easily pinpoint which led needs to be changed.

In series, the entire bulb goes off, so you have to be best friends with the multimeter

Step 3: Final Results:

Picture of Final Results:
One with 18 LEDs (6 * an led triplet) and other one with 9 !

Step 4: Your Final Pics Please !

I have intentionally not put the final lighted pics !

Would love to see if people are actually making it and posting theirs !!

So waiting... ;-D
jpuno9 months ago

can use .33uf 630v cap?

bhvm3 years ago
Ketan! Bless you! That kid just looks like me when i was that young.And I AM playing with lights since that age!
Have a nice day! Do you have Yahoo/ SKype/ G Talk ID?
pandyaketan (author)  bhvm3 years ago
Thank you... gr8!, all the best! ;-D
adi19773 years ago
Does it fully lightens your room. Plaese can you show step by step procedure. Parts Used And Rating of LED.

Thanking You
Adit Pal
pandyaketan (author)  adi19773 years ago
My 2 suggestions:

1. Raise your competence to match your high aspirations - *mandatory* while working with 220V AC Mains !!

2. First try simple projects, like the ones below:

Sir i've already made a tube light of 30 led in series of 5mm LED. as guided by dipankar. But as it does not full lighting to the room thats why i asked help from you to please provide me with the drawing for making a powerful light with 1watt X ------- No. of LED or 3 watt X ------- No. of Led for providing sufficient light to the room.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully
Adit Pal
pandyaketan (author)  adi19773 years ago
Add 30 more in parallel with the existing 30. Use additional capacitor and resistor for the new 30. Connect both capacitors in parallel. Similarly, both resistors.

Clarification: Mr Dipankar's circuit is an AC circuit. It has mild flicker and he also clarifies it. I have used a diode bridge and made a DC circuit and so my circuit has no flicker (so it is brighter).

My AC circuit (with mild flicker): World's best LED Light Bulb - Part 1
My DC circuit (without flicker) : Part 2, as well as this I'Ble.

Adum244 years ago
So, is that you in the picture?
pandyaketan (author)  Adum244 years ago
Haha! Funny! Thats my seven year old kid.
"May the good belong to all the people in the world.
May the rulers go by the path of justice.
May the best of men and their source always prove to be a blessing.
May all the world rejoice in happiness.
May rain come in time and plentifulness be on Earth.
May this world be free from suffering and the noble ones be free from fears"
---- Vedic blessing
OH! Sry!
pandyaketan (author)  Adum244 years ago
My pics are on this I'Ble below on Growing Long Hair! ;-)

Vote/ rate/ comment, as you like!

SCKStef4 years ago
Nice instructable,
maybe you could provide the schemeatics of the Bulb.

How did you calculate the necessary components ( LED / Diode / Capacitor ) ?
pandyaketan (author)  SCKStef4 years ago
Many posts, especially on this man's I'bles: dipankar

"I have intentionally not put the final lighted pics!"

But a lot of people like to see how well the final product performs before making it.
pandyaketan (author)  freakyqwerty4 years ago
Yes ! Different people react differently ! I guess I will have to put it, so will put it up shortly...