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Old 12-10-2012, 08:28 AM
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Surprised no one brought this up, but a dimmer switch does not work the way you would think on LEDs.

LEDs are like switches, either ON or OFF. To properly dim LEDs you need to modulate the voltage very quickly (called Pulse Width Modulation). Rather than try to give you an LED 101 course, just look up some pre-built LED driver that has what you want on it. It won't be as cheap as your LEDs (yes, $2 for Blacklight LEDs are cheap).

Cool idea, though.

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this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
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