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    alrighty,

    i'm currently trying to rig up two small leds and i don't know where they go in the circuit? i've hooked up 4 aaa's through the resistor to a lux 3 red. i'm not all that good at electrickery as i'm colour blind. I'd thought that they would run in their own loop from the switch to the lux 3 led?

    any help would be appreciated, my kindest regards

    deadeye

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    Hey d_eye. What you have to do is hook up the wires after the switch and run a black and a red to the one led to where it works, then from there do two short wires from that led over to the other one in the same way and it should work. Let me get up a diagram for ya.

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    And don't forget to resistor those LED's properly.
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    Don't follow that diagram... it's some weird wiring...

    You'll want to run them in parallel with the appropriate resistors. The gist is okay though... change it to have seperate resistored wires to each LED and it will be fine.
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    Sorry.
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    alrighty,

    thanks for the input... but what resistor for the small leds. it was a set of four to run from 12v source,(as in a car). i figured that they would run from a 6v source with no problems as i'm only going to use two?

    my kindest regards

    deadeye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadeye
    alrighty,

    thanks for the input... but what resistor for the small leds. it was a set of four to run from 12v source,(as in a car). i figured that they would run from a 6v source with no problems as i'm only going to use two?
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