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Basic LED Wiring

Discussion in 'LEDs and Optoelectronics' started by Zersh, Jul 1, 2010.

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  1. Zersh


    Jul 1, 2010
    So I'm new at this.
    I'm trying to wire up some LEDs to a battery pack and a switch. To connect the LEDs to the wires, is it better to bend the terminals of the LEDs to give the wires better grip or should i just e-tape the whole shebang together?
    Thanks for help!
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    One word... solder.

    Also have a look at solderless breadboards which allow you to make up circuits without soldering anything.

    Be aware that a resistor, or some method of current limiting, is required when you use LEDs. The alternative is that they have a very brilliant, but very short life.
  3. eem2am


    Aug 3, 2009
    yes , LED s need "current controllers" , so you need to take the necessary precautions if u sing a battery...which is a voltage source.
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