Step 1: Parts
This runs on 230v AC. For 110v AC, change the capacitor values (to 0.47 uF, 250 volts).
Warning: This involves AC Mains ! Do not attempt, unless proficient.
Step 2: Work in Progress
Connect a positive leg of one led to a negative leg of another.
This is one pair of 2 leds.
Make as many pairs as you wish but limit it to 14 pairs (or 28 leds) for a single capacitor. you can have more if you add one capacitor and one resistor for the other 14 pairs( or 28 leds).
Attach capacitor & resistor. Any side will do since it is Alternating Current. See picture for more details.
Step 4: Final Result at Night !!
Looks much better in real life !! But see the pic !
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!
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! (Only 30 in this circuit, but follow Part 2 or Flood Light I'Ble, for 200 or more)
Funny how no one disclosed it to you earlier! ;-DD
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!
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).