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Nuts & Volts Magazine (February 2018)

Light Bulbs, LEDs, and Circuit Junctions

By Tom Bensky    View In Digital Edition  


I was working on a project with different colored LEDs. Putting them in parallel across a power supply was simple but puzzling, because the different colored LEDs simply wouldn't light properly. I now know why, and it appears that driving (different colored) LEDs in parallel directly from a DC power supply was simply not a good idea. This article will explain why.

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