The things DO work !
But I'll tell ya one thing, they sure are sensitive to voltage supply. I hooked up a couple of LEDs in a circuit and used my battery charger
as a supply. The LEDs were dimming then brightening in no particular pattern. Thought my connections were at fault but they were ok. So, after a few head
scratchins, a few words and phrases I won't go into, I checked the voltage supply with my volt meter. It was varying a couple of volts. So, being as how this was my first circuit, the next one will use a voltage regulator
( 5 volt) that you can buy for 2 bucks at radio
shack. This way a fully charged battery
or one thats almost drained will still power up these little jewels. Found some super bright LEDs for sale
on Ebay, looks like you can get a dozen or so for around 20 bucks including shipping
. You can get a inexpensive anchor
light on Sailnet for around 15 bucks less shipping
. So the quest continues. As it stands right now, the price
for most of the components will be around 60 to 70 bucks USA. Compared to just the replacement bulb for 150 bucks, a whole light for 350 - 400, this still looks like a good deal. The Deep Creek design is guaranteed for 5 years, so if I can get that much time or more otta this, it looks like a good deal.
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, you can't be a beacon if your light don't shine-stomp,stomp,stomp- Everybuddy sing