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by lborne
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

The cap worked. Thank you to all.
by lborne
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

I have a 1000 uF, 100V cap. I'll try it tonight.
by lborne
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

Well, I did remove the solar on one of the lights that was flickering and it did not make a difference. Yes, the other parts of the circuit are still hooked up. The problem is that the electronics are inside a sealed unit. I can easily get to the solar cell wires, but nothing else. It still bugs me ...
by lborne
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems - UPDATE

As I said, I have the lights in the garage and hooked them direct to the wallwart and they all lit up with no flicker. I hooked up a 100 foot extension cord (16 AWG) with all the lights at the end. No flicker. Thought I'd let it sit overnight. Turned out the garage light on my way back inside and ca...
by lborne
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

I don't have specs on the LEDs, but from research, it seems white LEDs are usually 20-30 milliamps. I've got some old extension cords that are 16 AWG that I can cut up to test and determine if going to a large guage wire will solve the problem. As stated above, they all work together when hhoked dir...
by lborne
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

Power supply is 6 volts and 1200 mA. This morning I was able to hook all lights in parallel directly to the power supply and not going through any significant length of wire. They all work perfectly. I'm leaving it on all day and when I get home tonight will check it out. If they behave, I'll next t...
by lborne
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

Unfortunately, the solar panels are part of the cover, so they must stay. I did remove the photo electric switches from the circuit on all LEDs, and clipped the leads from the solar panels on some of them that were flickering, but that did not help. Anyway, I really appreciate all the help. If I fin...
by lborne
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

I am really sorry for any confusion... I do have a 100 ohm resistor in series with each LED. The LEDs have not been overpowered. Also, if I switch a flickering LED with one that does not flicker, then the one that was fine starts to flicker, and vice versa. It only affects the ones on the end of the...
by lborne
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

Re: LED Light problems

I have checked each LED individually, so I know each one is capable of not flickering. And when I mean flickering, I'm not talking 40 - 60 Hz, more like 5-10 Hz - very noticable. I'm using 24 guage wire the entire run - about 90 feet total. Measuring the voltage at the wallwart gives about 8 volts (...
by lborne
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Light problems
Replies: 22
Views: 4022

LED Light problems

New here - first post. I bought some Solar outdoor LED lights which are nice stainless steel, but can't recharge themselves so are pretty useless. I decided to hard wire them. I have 9 white LEDS, and a 6 volt, 1200 mA power supply. I wired each LED in parallel with a 100 ohm resistor for each. The ...