18 LED Light Bulb for "extra" brightness !!

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

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:

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

Step 5: Update - Final Pics

Ok ! So the lighted pics that many people wanted to see. I hope those who are proficient with AC Mains will make one.

Important Note & Disclaimer: DO NOT ATTEMPT, if you do not have sufficient knowledge & experience of working with AC Mains.

Tip 1:

U can use this simple wire connector concept even for ur 6V & 9V projects and avoid soldering (allergy)!
Now you can always make a project instead of just reading them! 

Tip 2:

Why are these "world's best" ?? Coz i used a single capacitor and single resistor and you can put 200 leds on it if you want!
Funny how no one disclosed it to you earlier! ;-DD

Tip 3:

They last a lifetime. I am using mine (and few frndz too at their place) since few years with 8-12 hrs of use per day. Only 3 are in series. Then the triplets are in parallel. So only 3 will fuse out, if one LED goes bad. Out of the 3, isolate & find out which one is bad and simply replace!! Decades of good lighting!

Tip 4:

You can encase the project in a pet bottle to avoid moths, insects, lizards. (I have intentionally not done so to check if it shorts, but its working fine).
<p>can use .33uf 630v cap?</p>
Ketan! Bless you! That kid just looks like me when i was that young.And I AM playing with lights since that age! <br>Have a nice day! Do you have Yahoo/ SKype/ G Talk ID?
Thank you... gr8!, all the best! ;-D
Does it fully lightens your room. Plaese can you show step by step procedure. Parts Used And Rating of LED.<br><br>Thanking You<br>Adit Pal
My 2 suggestions:<br> <br> 1. Raise your competence to match your high aspirations - *mandatory* while working with 220V AC Mains !!<br> <br> 2. First try simple projects, like the ones below:<br> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-LED-projects/"><br> https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-LED-projects/</a><br> <br> reg<br> ketan<br>
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.<br><br>Thanking You<br><br>Yours faithfully<br>Adit Pal
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. <br><br>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). <br><br>My AC circuit (with mild flicker): World's best LED Light Bulb - Part 1<br>My DC circuit (without flicker) : Part 2, as well as this I'Ble.<br><br>reg<br>ketan
So, is that you in the picture?
Haha! Funny! Thats my seven year old kid.<br>reg<br>ketan<br>-------------------------------------------------------- <br>&quot;May the good belong to all the people in the world. <br>May the rulers go by the path of justice. <br>May the best of men and their source always prove to be a blessing. <br>May all the world rejoice in happiness. <br>May rain come in time and plentifulness be on Earth. <br>May this world be free from suffering and the noble ones be free from fears&quot; <br>---- Vedic blessing <br>
OH! Sry!
My pics are on this I'Ble below on Growing Long Hair! ;-)<br> <br> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Rid-of-Dandruff/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Rid-of-Dandruff/</a><br> <br> Vote/ rate/ comment, as you like!<br> <br> reg<br> ketan<br>
Nice instructable, <br>maybe you could provide the schemeatics of the Bulb.<br><br>How did you calculate the necessary components ( LED / Diode / Capacitor ) ?
Many posts, especially on this man's I'bles: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/member/Dipankar/">dipankar</a><br> <br> <br>
<em>&quot;I have intentionally not put the final lighted pics!&quot;</em><br> <br> But a lot of people like to see how well the final product performs before making it.<br>
Yes ! Different people react differently ! I guess I will have to put it, so will put it up shortly...<br><br>
&quot;Challenge&quot; has never been used anywhere - what was used was &quot;Please&quot; - to put things in perspective. <br><br>Credibility is not being chased at all, i have made other I'bles &amp; dont claim to be a master. I have learnt from this site...<br><br>Your point about messing with AC mains is truly appreciated. Those who dont have sufficient knowledge should NOT attempt, period. <br><br>thanks for ur views. <br>ketan

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