How to over- power an led with arduino ? Answered
Is there a way to draw max (or even more than max) current to a LED with arduino as the controller ?
The LED is a high power LED that use a 12V source. I used a power MOSFET IRF620 as the driver. My application is that I flash the LED on and off in a very short amount of time (strobe light). (the on time for the LED estimate is about 20-50ms). So without modify anything, the light give out is quite dim. I want the LED to draw out much more current in that short amount of time to enhance the brightness.
IS it possible to do that ?
Yes, I am aware that doing so might shorten the lifespan of the LED and I will add a transistor in between the arduino and the power MOSFET just for an extra layer of protection.
EDIT: This is the spec sheet that they sent me. Most of them i think are pretty bs.