LED driving and wiring question? Answered
I have read and read and read, and am still confused no where seems to be able to give me a straight answer, so i've come to the instructables forum for help.
I am planing on wiring 16 leds in series driven by a driver.
The constant current driver's specs are'
in - 85-277V, 50/60Hz, 0.5A MAx
out - 650mA, 30-60V, 40W
The 3W leds run at 750mA, 3.2-4.0V
so each led circut should require 52.1v-65.5v, and 48W. I was hoping to under drive them to increase their lifespan, as i had a different project fail when one led blew and killed the entire line.
My questions are;
1) can i run 3 of these circuits off of one standard north american plug 125V?
2) will this work? and did i miss anything?
3) can anyone recommend any simple improvements?
I've done as much research as i can, but i never have been good at electronics and circuits. and half of the things i find are contradictory. That's why i went into chemistry. Thank you for reading this, and thank you for responding and helping me!