Light is a tag about anything generates photons in the visible spectrum

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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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light bulb socket which connection to use? [closed]

I am trying to install a light bulb in a socket with 4 connections: P N M1 GND I am wondering which ones to use for connecting a simple 220v light bulb? thanks.
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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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Hissing noise coming from light fixture [migrated]

I have a light fixture in my bedroom with three 60 watt LEDs in it. I can hear a loud hissing noise coming from each light. I'm almost positive it's because there is just too much power flowing into ...
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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 ...
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Do standard white LEDs produce a full spectrum of light?

At places like Radioshack, small (and sometimes large) LEDs are available that are labeled to be "white". This is a link to a Radioshack page for such an LED: ...
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Trying to decide how large of a battery I will need to power light bulb.

I am trying to power a 3 Watt light-bulb. I would like to calculate how long that light would run on a triple A battery versus a AA battery. How do I do that?
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How can I sense if a cane is being held upright or fallen down?

I am trying to make a little wireless-connected gizmo to attach to my grandfather's walking cane. The idea is that when it senses the cane has fallen down, it would alert/call one of us so that we can ...
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Lumen difference between CFL and LED

How much watt I need for LED bulb to get the same amount of light produced by 32 Watt CFL bulb? So, comparing lumen is the right way to find out the difference between these two light source?
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Output of Compact Fluorescent light (CFB)

I have few unworking Compact Fluorescent Lights and i was wondering what is the output of the circuit?
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Light powered by rocking kinetic device

I want to know if i can power a lower power light by simply rocking it. The light only needs to be on while its moving so should only require a small amount of power. I have included a picture that ...
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Which type of LEDs is a good source of light and can replace the sun

There is often no sun were I live so I need some advice for building a LED matrix that can replace the sun light and possibly avoid bad wavelength. UV produces vitamin D but upon reading ...
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LED bulb still emits light when turned off

I have recently purchased an IKEA LED bulb with G9 fittings, to replace a halogen one. This one. The bulb is installed in a lamp with 3 other halogen G9s in a 3 + 1 configuration with a 3-state ...
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Flashing leds from bicycle tail light [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place but I'm a bit puzzled by this (cheap chinese) bicycle tile light. I opened it up, but I don't seem to get it working again. It has three components: the ...
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What AWG wire should I use to connect RGB Signal Amps to LED Strip?

I am wiring in some 5050 RGB LED strip lights in my basement. There is a small utility room adjoining and I'm keen to keep the transformers and signal amplifiers in there in order that they can be ...
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plane electromagnetic waves

In free space with no charge, both the curl and divergence of electric field is zero. Plane electromagnetic field exists in such region. Besides plane electromagnetic fields, does any other solution ...
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How do I tell if a lightbulb is LED?

I have this bulb, that I didn't buy myself, and I don't have the packaging, nor do I know the price or anything. The writing says: ...
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Bike light blink speed adjustment

I am trying to construct a circuit to control an LED in a bike light kind of circuit. This circuit must be designed so that a button press can change the current setting of the light. So for instance ...
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Sequential Taillight Modification

I am interested in almost duplicating the functionality of the new Mustangs. When the rear tail lights are activated (there are 3 in a row on each side), I'd like the first one, then the second one, ...
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How light strike works?

I am new here and I don't know if I have chosen right stackexchange but anyway. I am making a little toy, just for educational purpose. I would like to understand how light strike works. It is a gun ...
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Do “blown” fluorescent lights still use electricity?

When a fluorescent light fixture goes out, it often flickers and then after a while stops shining altogether. When this happens and when it finally dies is the circuit broken and does it still use ...
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Light whose brightness varies with position

As a disclaimer, this is a complete beginner question as I know absolutely nothing about this field. I'd like to have an LED whose brightness is a function of its position in a room. For example, if ...
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Simple Circuit To Light Up OLED

I'm a ICT student and need to make a circuit to light up an OLED. we have developed an OLED but have some trouble with the power supply. We need to have an arduino so we can send an PWM-signal to the ...
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Can I turn Radio waves into light?

Wikipedia says that the frequency of light is 300 THz. I've made a radio waves transmitter that transmits about 100 MHz. If I increase the frequency of the transmitter to 300 THz, will the antenna ...