Series of sixty white LEDs...

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Externet

Joined Nov 29, 2005
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Strings of sixty white LEDs in series will take about 180 Volts. What has to be considered on connecting them directly to 120VAC/180V peak ? No resistor, no capacitor, no rectification.
Two strings in counterparallel, conservatively driven for Vf =3, thus under its rated recommended current aiming for longevity.
Thermal, spikes, failures, safety...
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
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I am sorry, though this is an interesting topic, we are not allowed to discuss LEDs connected directly to the power mains.
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http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/user-agreement/:

Restricted topics. The following topics are regularly raised however are considered "off-topic" at all times and will result in Your thread being closed without question:

  • Any kind of over-unity devices and systems
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A forum that supports discussion of LEDs connected to the mains is Electro-Tech Online
 
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