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01-17-2013 05:08 PM
PratoN
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Actually, I work around dimming LED's all-day, every day in the television industry. The dimmers on these units is close (not the same) as what this fella presents and I've been using some of these fixtures for 2-3 years without a failure.
Fancy! Yesterday, I considered building / buying ($15?) a PWM circuit to dim my hi-beams to 40% with a flash-to-pass override feature so that I could still use it... but then I decided I better leave that to the professionals to design. lol
01-17-2013 04:06 PM
AtlantaDan
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lol @ "Hypothetical sound made by expiring LED --> PHTT!!"
Actually, I work around dimming LED's all-day, every day in the television industry. The dimmers on these units is close (not the same) as what this fella presents and I've been using some of these fixtures for 2-3 years without a failure.
01-15-2013 11:07 AM
PratoN
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Wrong. You can dim an LED with a dimmer.
http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/led_d...d_dimming.html
lol @ "Hypothetical sound made by expiring LED --> PHTT!!"
01-15-2013 07:49 AM
mrpeaches
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Originally Posted by AtlantaDan View Post
Wrong. You can dim an LED with a dimmer.
http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/led_d...d_dimming.html
Well well, I stand corrected good sir. Thank you for the info.
01-14-2013 10:32 PM
AtlantaDan
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LEDs do not dim with available power. They are only on or off. There are ways of dimming LEDs, but they all involve some type of circuit that is performing a PWM function (essentially turning the power on and off at a high enough duty cycle so as to appear to the eye as always on).
Wrong. You can dim an LED with a dimmer.
http://www.mikesflightdeck.com/led_d...d_dimming.html
01-14-2013 09:54 PM
mrpeaches LEDs do not dim with available power. They are only on or off. There are ways of dimming LEDs, but they all involve some type of circuit that is performing a PWM function (essentially turning the power on and off at a high enough duty cycle so as to appear to the eye as always on).

It would probably be possible to install two sides of a contact switch on the console and the base so that the lights turned on only when you opened the console, but that'd probably be a fair amount of work for not a ton of benefit.
01-14-2013 11:15 AM
dpotter5
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does this kind of lighting at all dim the other lights on the same circuit you tapped into? if not, does it in theory?
With LEDs I can't imagine that it would dim anything. In Theory, it would be taking some power away from other things on the circuit, but with the super low power consumption of LEDs you would never notice it.
01-13-2013 11:39 PM
e30og does this kind of lighting at all dim the other lights on the same circuit you tapped into? if not, does it in theory?
12-31-2012 04:56 PM
Titanium Tony
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Well the idea for using that pushbutton switch would be to attach it to an always on circuit and then every time you open it the light comes on, whether the car is on or not. I get in my console pretty often without the car on, but I wouldn't want the LEDs to be constant on when the car isn't running, even with the low power consumption.
Like I stated earlier, it's a simple light. This car has multiple LED's illuminated once the car IS running. It's on the same circuit as the shift indicator LED so light is only on when they're on which is usually running.
12-31-2012 03:59 PM
dpotter5 Well the idea for using that pushbutton switch would be to attach it to an always on circuit and then every time you open it the light comes on, whether the car is on or not. I get in my console pretty often without the car on, but I wouldn't want the LEDs to be constant on when the car isn't running, even with the low power consumption.
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