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Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by TbirdMan, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. TbirdMan

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    Ok, I am putting some super bright red LED's in my computer case for lighting. after playing around with different arrangements I came up with this, I just wanted to know if I missed any potential problems.
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    Data sheet is here:
    What i can gather:
    current is 70mA
    Vf is 2.5V
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    70mA seems an awful lot.

    Do you have the specs on these LEDs? 20mA is probably closer to what I'd expect unless they're a high powered LED.
     
  3. War_Spigot

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    He did say super bright in his OP, but 70mA does seem excessive.

    from http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
     
  4. TbirdMan

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  5. War_Spigot

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    The LED wizard said it would dissipate 4.2W at 350mA, so depends on your power supply, I suppose.
     
  6. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Yep, so 70mA seems fine. :)

    You may be able to get lower dissipation by placing three in each string, but given the environment, I'm not sure it would make that much difference.
     
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