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LED DIY Luminaires using Series Power LEDS and parallel Arrays on wire distribution,

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D.A.(Tony)Stewart

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I started a blog https://www.edaboard.com/blog/1946/ of home lighting using common wall powered LEDs using unregulated, regulated and modified adjustable Laptop Chargers.

CREE 1~3W LEDs can be used in series to match the supply voltage and parallel arrays on a string of wire to distribute. Thermal runaway avoidance is satisfied but I did not discuss the relationships of low Thermal resistance , low ESR and Shockley Effect of voltage drop. from temperature rise is understood but not discussed. Feel free to add questions in the blog.

Ultimately I feel the home of the future should include centralized +/-24 or 48V distributed power for DC LED lighting, eliminations of all the little bricks we use for peripherals and many other things.

All these projects cost me very little to make.
 

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