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Powering LEDS with mains power. Answered

The idea is to use a voltage divider with high value resistors and then rectify the signal.  Is this dangerous?

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caitlinsdad (author)2010-07-02

http://michaelbluejay.com/batteries/dc-christmas-lights.html gives you an idea of how LEDs are used with AC and DC.  My set of LED Christmas lights are just connected on the wire to the plug.  It does not use any transformer or a black box to power it up.

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