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Forum: Night Flying
12-22-2013, 03:08 AM
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Posted By kyleservicetech

Got a chance to try my 3 watt LED's out in severe...

Got a chance to try my 3 watt LED's out in severe overcast skies. Around here, sunlight is rather scarce. Right now, we're looking at a snow warning, perhaps a half foot of it. All depends on how...
Forum: Night Flying
12-19-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Just got these 3 Watt LED's in the mail today. ...

Just got these 3 Watt LED's in the mail today. One of them was connected to my variable DC power supply, with the current limit adjusted to 0.7 Amps. It is not wise to look at this LED when its lit...
Forum: Night Flying
12-18-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

It all depends on if your 10 watt LED's have a...

It all depends on if your 10 watt LED's have a built in current regulator. If not, connecting directly to a solid voltage source that is to high in voltage could zap it in a flash.

If your LED's...
Forum: Night Flying
12-16-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Good info You might want to measure the current...

Good info
You might want to measure the current input to your LED to make certain its under the 700 Milliampere current rating. These LED's are not a linear load. and are kind of a constant...
Forum: Night Flying
12-16-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Don't know about your LED's but the one I ordered...

Don't know about your LED's but the one I ordered REQUIRES a current limiting resistor in series with the battery to limit the current to about 3/4 Amp. The unit I have on order has a built in heat...
Forum: Night Flying
12-16-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Thanks Those I saw on Ebay looked like nine...

Thanks
Those I saw on Ebay looked like nine LED's running at 10 watts total. Those flashlites I've got uses one 3 watt LED.

So, just ordered these, and it will be interesting to see which is...
Forum: Night Flying
12-16-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Where did you buy them from???

Where did you buy them from???
Forum: Night Flying
12-15-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Welcome Just a note, we just bought a third...

Welcome
Just a note, we just bought a third unit of this type. This latest unit has an added feature. Push the switch on, bright lights. Push it again, off, again medium power lights, push it...
Forum: Night Flying
07-14-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,569
Posted By kyleservicetech

Yeah I've used several high power LED's on my...

Yeah
I've used several high power LED's on my models for a low voltage alarm on the receiver power supply and it's backup A123 battery.

These LED's are visible from the ground in bright sunlight....
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