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JammyDodger

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Simple Electronics Question
« on: February 01, 2011, 03:39:58 PM »
Hey All,

I have finished a pedal and I used 'Super Bright' LEDS in it.  They are way too bright.  Is there a way to turn them down?  Can I change the value of the CLR?

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Re: Simple Electronics Question
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 03:54:13 PM »
Yep, changing the resistor will affect the brightness.

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Re: Simple Electronics Question
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 03:54:55 PM »
Is there a way to turn them down?  Can I change the value of the CLR?

That's exactly what you do. Pop in a higher value resistor to tame the super bright beast. I typically go with a 10K current limiting resistor but sometimes higher if needed.
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Re: Simple Electronics Question
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 03:55:51 PM »
if you are using the clear bright leds always bump up the clr to 10 or 12k.  4k7 just ain't gonna do it.
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