High Powered LED string

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Mech E, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Mech E

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    What is the most simple way to create a circuit for a string of 5 to 10 high powered LEDs? I think that I want to run them in series to make sure I get maximum brightness.

    I would like to incorporate a driver because the research I have done tells me this is the best way to regulate current and ensure that the LEDs won't over heat.
  2. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    Could be as simple as a Meanwell ELN driver/heat sink/LED's in series..
    More specifics can be provided once you give more detail..

    Whats a high power LED??.. 30mA, 50mA, 1W, 3W, 5W, 1000W
    Vf of LED's?
    Input/Supply voltage?
    Specific LED part number?
    Mounting configuration?
    Available space?
    Forced air?
    on and on...
  3. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    There are limits how many you can run in series. My tutorial is about low power LEDs, but the basics are exactly the same...

    LEDs, 555s, Flashers, and Light Chasers

    For you, chapters one and two.
  4. Audioguru


    Dec 20, 2007
    Didn't you know that LEDs in series are exactly the same brightness as single LEDs that have the same current?