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cameronjc83 
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Posted: September 17, 2005 at 1:30 AM / IP Logged  

Hey guys,

I am working on a little project and could really use a bit of help in the planning phase of things. I am looking to make a WHITE LED Panel. I will be using 200 - 10MM 60,000MCD LEDs. In the end I hope to be able to plug it in to house hold wall socket.

I was thinking I would arrage the "panel" in five strips of 20 and wire each led in a strip in series.

These are the LED specs:

Reverse Voltage:5.0 V
DC Forward Voltage: Typical: 3.2 V Max: 3.6V
DC Forward Current:20mA

What kind of resistors would I need per led or per strip to handle the 120v input, also how would I go about converting DC, into house hold AC?

Any input would be great. thanks!

mini14 
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dude i don't know exactly, but i think you need a rectifier to convert the AC to DC try this site... www.bcae1.com
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bambalahny 
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If it was me I'd use Electroluminescent sheet. Great stuff. Look it up on Yahoo.
93cougarxr7se 
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You can get a couple amp converter for like $30-40. I got a 5A max one off a friend and it was $50 at our Radio Shack, but they're arses. They ran out of amps and bought some at Wal-Mart and jacked up the price. So you could more than likely get one for under $50. I've been using mine with my car phone adapter. Even hooked up a couple stereos for testing. For 200 LEDs, that would be more than enough power. The converter is about 4"x5"x7".
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93cougarxr7se 
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DC is Direct Current. AC is Alternating Current. Wouldn't work together directly. Haven't gotten into AC yet. This week we will, but I know you can't hook DC to AC just like that. You will need a power supply/power converter.
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