1W LED Help.. Answered
I'm new to this site and after what I've seen here very excited to try some of the projects...especially the ones having to do with modifying power tools batteries...but I digress...
I read the write up about the 1W LED's and it was very helpful...my project entails using these LED's in the creation of an integrated tail light for a motorcycle...I was thinking 3 of these lights in red as the running and brake lights...I know they have the potential of being extremely bright...I wanted to run the running lights at normal output, as not to blind anyone, and the brake lights to come on very bright..currently I made a brake light with 5mm and 10mm LED's but looking for something a bit different and brighter...
Here are some pics of my prototype:
So my question is what is the lowest brightness I can go to run constantly and what is the maximum brightness I can go without burning up a my entire tail light?
Also where do I get resistors that can handle these LED's? I wanted to string them together in parallel because since they are tail lights if one blows out I will still have the rest running..