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Author Topic: Swapping a single LED for a tri-CREE  (Read 159 times)
Maestro Jones
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« on: March 13, 2019, 06:08:00 PM »

If I want to swap out a single LED (AS) for a tri-CREE LED (BR) do I need to add anything else to get the maximum brightness?  This would be for a stunt saber with the standard setup (4 AAAA batteries).  Do I need a buckpuck or resistors, or can I just swap them? 
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scifidude79
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 11:45:27 PM »

You could use a buck puck if you want to, that will drive the LED more efficiently than a resistor. That would maximize the brightness. Though, it's not necessary just for the LED swap. The resistor that came in the saber will work fine with the Tri LED.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 05:48:01 AM »

What SFD said. A Buckpuck is more efficient but the resistor that comes with the LED will work
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Maestro Jones
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 08:15:11 AM »

Thanks.  I have the LED already, but I just wanted to know if there was anything else I needed before I do the swap.
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scifidude79
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 08:52:40 AM »

Need? No. If you've got the LED, it's just a straight swap. Are there other types of upgrades you can do? Sure, but that's entirely up to you. Smiley
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