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Old 27th January, 2005, 11:58 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Just as a heads up to people who are interested in modding, and have some electronics skill. I've been playing with a couple of RGB LEDs that I purchased, and they're pretty neat.

They're made by Kingbright, and they look rather like a 6 legged chip, as you can see from the picture below. As they're RGB, there's three LEDs inside, one for each colour. Now, as you can probably guess, that there's two legs for each LED, and the legs are on opposite sides of the package!

If you wire it up with three switches and three resistors, then you can select the colour you'd like just by setting the switches, which might be good for colour wash. They're actually fairly bright when running nearly flat out, but they're not focussed into a narrow beam, so the light spreads well.
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