Simplifying A Color Organ?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by deadfire55, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. deadfire55

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 14, 2010

    I have a color organ that has 12 leds. 6 of them beat to one channel and are yellow (L3, L4, L5, L7, L8, and L11). The other 6 are red and beat to the other channel (L1, L2, L6, L9, L10, L12). They work perfectly fine but the thing is that they aren't very bright (even with a new 9V).

    So I want to take all the red leds and put them into one or two super bright blue led's and the same with the yellows but I have no idea how I would go about doing this. :confused:

    Would love any help that you could give me.

    My circuit:
  2. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    Do you have the values of the components on a list?

    Something like:
    R1 - 330ohm
    C1 - .1uF
    D1 - 4004

    That will show us what components we are working with.

    You may not have to change the LEDs. You may just change a few resistors.
  3. deadfire55

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Hey thanks for helping. Here's what I've got:

    C1: 100 uF 10v
    C2: 22uF 25 V
    Q1 Transistor: 2N3904V4
    D1: 1N4148
    IC1: LM389
    R1: 22 ohms
    R2: 33 kohms
    R3: 47 ohms
    R4: 33 kohms
    R5: 43 kohms