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Why/when would you use a light to frequency converter?

I have looked at the TSL235 light to frequency converter and for measuring ambient light it seems expensive (~$1.50). What application would you have for using a light to frequency converter vs a ...
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Visible Light Communication. Unable to Receive Square Wave Signal at the Receiver [on hold]

I am having trouble receiving the sent 1 MHz square pulse sent by the LED to the photo diode. Could you please let me know what needs to be changed in order to receive a similar signal.
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Do LED lamps need a bulb? [migrated]

I bought an LED light bulb on eBay, which unfortunately is too big for the lamp i want to put it in. If I would remove the glass bulb however, it would fit. My question is, does the lamp actually need ...
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Illuminating the wall of a transparent tube

I have a plastic tube that has a wall thickness of around 3 to 4 mm and it is transparent. I am trying to build a ring for the top of the cylinder that just illuminates the sides of the tube, but ...
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Reduce RF noise from a DC inverter

I have got this strip of EL light. I am using it in a project where I am also using 2.4g and 5.8g band of RF. The DC inverter creates a lot of RF noise (understandably) as it's inverting from DC 12v. ...
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How do I prevent a bulb from dimming?

I am powering a 4W bulb from a 12v lithium-ion 9.8Ah battery. My problem is the bulb dims after a couple of hours. Is there a component I could introduce to the circuit that would keep the bulb ...
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Infrared LED vs halogen light output comparison

I am thinking of using a high power ~50W IR led. I am wondering if LED IR is more efficient than halogen as is the case with visible light LED's? I couldn't find the light output of either IR halogen ...
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Why does the intensity of light in LEDs not increase with current after a particular value?

I read in books that light intensity from an LED does not increase beyond a certain value of current. The amount of light emitted depends on the combination of holes and electrons. If so, then as the ...
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Would this power supply work for this config?

I have looked around on the forum but could not find an answer specific to this issue. I have 8 parallel LED strips, each works at 30-33V and requires a constant current of 0.7A. I have a power ...
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Transformer and a relay in series - but function like in parallel, but not exactly

I've been doing some planning to build a home automation system on top of the existing power infrastructure of my house. The first thing would be making my light switches smart. My original plan is ...
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how to provide light for multiple 12 v led lights for 2 weeks

I'm participating in an art show soon in which I am making "sculptural light paintings" of which require a few 12v LED strips. They're the kind that work in aquariums and car's taillights and whatnot, ...
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TSOP382838 IR receiver keeps outputting signal even if no infrared light is present [closed]

This is a beginner question. This is my first time using an ir receiver. The one I have is a TSOP38238. I have setup a simple circuit that consists of a visible led and receiver. When I have no ...
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Adding a sensor to a traffic light circuit?

I am using the current circuit to time a basic traffic light that changes every twenty seconds: However, I've been trying to figure out a way to add a way to detect a car stopping at the light, so ...
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Narrowband LED performance compared to Laser for Spectroscopy

I am currently building my own Raman spectrometer and I am in the process of choosing a light source. I am deciding whether I should be using LEDs vs traditional laser modules. These are my ...
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LED and light bulb in series

I have this electrical system: a switch connected to a 120V 60Hz 21W light bulb. I wanted to add two outlets one for a LED, another one for something else like a laptop or a fan. I tried to plug in ...
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How many lumens does an incandescent halogen bulb provide?

I got my hands on an old slide projector (the kind that projects cel slides onto a wall). The light source, is a 24V, 150W incandescent halogen lamp. As a little pet project, I'm thinking of ...
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How to estimate solar panel output as a function of solar radiation

Apparently, according to EarthScience.SE, the measurement of how "bright" a given day is, is measured in units of kWh/m^2, known simply as "solar radiation". ...
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Can a photodiode distinguish between daylight and white/blue LED?

I am working with a photodiode that is supposed to detect very tiny amount of LED light(the light will be programmed by an attiny 85). Using different kind of lenses I succeeded amplifying the light ...
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Is the intensity of light shone onto a solar panel proportional to its power output?

Is there a linear relationship between the two? I ask because I'm investigating the effect of a different variable on the power output of a solar panel, and intensity is meant to be one of my control ...
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LED blinking with capacitor and schottky diode?

I saw one circuit which connected one 100uF capacitor and one schottky diode as mentioned in the below circuit diagram. It has a negative logic rectangular pulse at cathode of the LED, which is ...
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How to add lumens

I have n bulbs of luminosity k in fixture a. How many bulbs of luminosity l do I need in fixture b for the brightness of a to match the brightness of b? Specifically, I'm wondering how many standard ...
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Dipole antenna VS. coil for RF transmission or recieving

Correct me if I am wrong, but all RF light waves are created via a changing electric and magnetic field. But when looking at all kinds of radios and RF circuits, this light wave is always made with a ...
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Nature of Electromagnetic Waves

We know that light is an electromagnetic wave. So is a radio frequency wave. From what I understand, the 50 Hz power frequency wave in our 230 V supply at home (60Hz and a lesser voltage in countries ...
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Difference between dichroic, LED and halogenated lamps

I think that this isn't the best place to ask this, but I couldn't find my answer to this and I couldn't find any other stack exchange site related to this. I wanted to know the differences between ...
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Designing a high intensity flash attachment for airsoft rifle

Dear readers of this community, I've been looking into starting an electrical project and in my research I've often came across this community. Because none of the topics fully covered my question, I ...
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How does area and intensity relate to perceptive brigthness of a light source?

I want to design tail-lights for onboard use in vehicles (mostly bicycles), but I wonder how should I configure the system so as to get the best visual perception from a distance. Each lighting ...
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LEDs and External Quantum Efficiency (EQE), how to find Light Output Power with test results? How to find power?

I'll try explain everything as clearly as I can as it's slightly complicated. I really need help as I'm quite new to this kind of experiment and work so any help would be extremely appreciated. I did ...
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30x Incandescent light bulb in parallel ? + dimming

I'm trying to connect 30x small incandescent light bulb in parallel (1.5v / 300mA). But I'm having some issue designing the supply and dimming circuit. Does it just work like LED's for the ...
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Is it Possible to Produce Any Color Temperature?

I see it is possible to purchase many different color temperatures in light bulbs from 3500K (in the red spectrum) to 6500K (in blue spectrum) all the way to 10,000K and even 20,000K or higher. All ...
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Is there a simple way to diffuse the light of a “super bright” 5mm LED?

I want to put yellow leds inside the turning-signal cases used in motorcycles. The problem is: since the case is not deep enough, when I look from far I can only see the focused, pin shaped LED ...
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Will repeatedly turning a light bulb on and off damage it?

I have been hearing a common saying that if one keeps switching the lights on and off you will probably damage the light bulb itself, since every time you close the switch there would be a sudden rush ...
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Visible light communication receiver

I am a student and I have to design a visible light communications project. The requirements are 20 cm distance between the receiver and transmitter, 20 kbps/s data rate and it must work in an already ...
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How can a remote-controlled (wall) light switch operate without a power source?

A few days ago, i bought this remote-conrolled light switch. When installing it, i wondered why i had only two lines to connect (the one going to AC power and the one to the lamp); i thought i needed ...
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3 way dimmer installation

I'm installing a three way dimmer on a 3 switches line for a light. In the dimmer notes the installation is done by replacing the three way switch on the load side. Can I replace the one at the line ...
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Is Deuterium arc lamp a AC or DC light source?

I have created a prototype photo-detector circuit to use in spectroscopy. The micro-controller code take 120 A/D readings and then returns average. I have noticed that when I use visible light ...
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Check if mouse led is on or off via script when the mouse touches on the table

Is there any way to check if there's a object infront of the sensor of the mouse? What I want to do it that, I have mouse mouse facing a flashlight.. when I turn on the flash light, the red led ...
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Turn a METAL HALIDE BULB On/Off in 1 minute Intervals?

OK, let me 1st give you some background information. I need to generate 40,000 lux of light in an indoor environment (in a area of around 5 feet by 3 feet) and I need the ability to turn the light ...
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How to turn a switch on/off repeatedly in 1 minute intervals?

I have a light bulb plugged into an outlet and I need to be able to turn it on and off again and again in 1 minute intervals for a period of 10 hours per day (a total of around 600 on/off events per ...
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How to Generate Light in the 10,000K Spectrum?

I need to generate a lot of light with the same spectrum as the sun - 10,000 Kelvin (10000K). I have searched around for hours, however all full spectrum lights available are either 5500K or 6500K - ...
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How to Convert 20,000 Lumens to Lux?

I need to generate 20,000 lux of light in an indoor environment. I am having trouble converting the lumens to lux using online converters ( I know there are many such converters but the questions they ...
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How to turn on gauge lights from multiple sources

I have limited experience with relays, diodes, ect. so I need a little help. I'm currently building a rock crawler (off-road buggy) from ground up and I'm into the electrical and need some ...
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Chaining Multiple Bulb Socket Splitters Together?

I need to generate 20,000+ lux of light in a small indoor room. This is equivalent to around  30-50, 13 watt lightbulbs (each lightbulb is equivalent to 60 watt standard bulb) which produce around 800 ...
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What are the different elements on this circuit board?

Can you identify the parts on this thing? I don't understand how it is turning on when I put my finger on it. And besides the LED's, what are the other elements on the board lighting up? Light up ...
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PWM or Phase Control Dimming?

I want to dim a lamp around 70W or more using arduino. I have found two ways for doing that. The first one is to make a circuit that "cuts" the sine wave and produce the dimming effect (link). The ...
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LED-lighting problem [closed]

I'm trying to explain some LED-lighting phenomena, that we (me and my family) have observed, while changing light bulbs into LEDs. I've had some courses in semiconductor physics, and I've had a basic ...
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Reading USB Relay Specifications

Good morning, I am trying to work on some home improvement DIY projects and trying to control light from an RPi / Arduino using USB connection. I've found two possible products, that I think might ...
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Why did the light that I tried to turn on flicker green? [closed]

I was just turning on a light in my house (just a normal ceiling light, I think it is the round bulb kind, not the spiral bulb) and it flashed green and went out. It will not turn on anymore. This ...
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How to create this opamp circuit for mind machine

I'm trying to create a circuit to blink lights at the precise frequency for a mind machine. The lights need to be in sync with audio. Audio channel 1 300 hz Audio channel 2 310 hz The led needs to ...
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Turn a mains light on slowly

I've been looking at creating a simple circuit to slowly turn a halogen daylight bulb on over about 30 minutes as soon as power is supplied to simulate dawn. I've got a 240VAC 42W halogen bulb that ...
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Is this 12 volt LED circuit correct?

I found this "Plant Grow LED light" circuit on the Internet and I wanted to know if: (Please don't feel pressured to answer all my questions. You can just answer a few only if you like.) this is ...