18 LED Light Bulb for "extra" brightness !!
Step 1: How to Steps:
See my other two instructables for details on how to make this:
1. The AC Circuit Layout Version:
2. The AC-DC Circuit Layout Version, with a Diode Bridge:
Add triplets in series to get multiples of 3 for your light bulb !
Step 2: Work in Progress Photos
Made as many diode bridges and LED Triplets as possible for current and future projects.
Once made, it only takes two minutes to assemble a simple led bulb !
Connect them in series or in parallel, as per your comfort and experience.
Parallel is better, since if an led goes bad, only 3 will not light - so you can easily pinpoint which led needs to be changed.
In series, the entire bulb goes off, so you have to be best friends with the multimeter
Step 3: Final Results:
One with 18 LEDs (6 * an led triplet) and other one with 9 !
Step 4: Your Final Pics Please !
I have intentionally not put the final lighted pics !
Would love to see if people are actually making it and posting theirs !!
So waiting... ;-D
Step 5: Update - Final Pics
Ok ! So the lighted pics that many people wanted to see. I hope those who are proficient with AC Mains will make one.
Important Note & Disclaimer: DO NOT ATTEMPT, if you do not have sufficient knowledge & experience of working with AC Mains.
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!
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).