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    Madcow does it that way because he's experienced enough to know *why* he's doing it that way. The single resistor method saves space, and gives a baseline level of resistance to keep your LEDs from overdrawing current and doing Bad Things (tm). If you're doing color mixing, you'll still need a second resistor for at least one of the LED dice, so you're not really saving any effort on wiring.

    There's no real difference to hooking up a standard resistor on the (+) or (-) side. My only recommendation is to choose one or the other, and then be consistent. The DynaOhm resistor is an exception to this rule, and it MUST go on the (+) side of the LED, and polarity is important on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Serpent View Post
    Madcow does it that way because he's experienced enough to know *why* he's doing it that way. The single resistor method saves space, and gives a baseline level of resistance to keep your LEDs from overdrawing current and doing Bad Things (tm). If you're doing color mixing, you'll still need a second resistor for at least one of the LED dice, so you're not really saving any effort on wiring.

    There's no real difference to hooking up a standard resistor on the (+) or (-) side. My only recommendation is to choose one or the other, and then be consistent. The DynaOhm resistor is an exception to this rule, and it MUST go on the (+) side of the LED, and polarity is important on it.
    Okay that makes sense...
    With color mixing on prism board you would want the resistors on the (-) because they share a common positive though, right?
    Its as clear as purple crayon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thousandlegends View Post
    Okay that makes sense...
    With color mixing on prism board you would want the resistors on the (-) because they share a common positive though, right?
    Correct.
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    kool thanks


    Question has anyone ever put a royal blue / royal blue / red Tri-LED in a saber to make purple that way?


    Oh and I start machining this week so I will post some of my progress if I get any done
    Its as clear as purple crayon!!

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