I have a setup as shown below:
I am using the transistor as a sort of a switch. I am ensuring about 0.7 V (approx) is provided from the mid-point of the resistors to the base of the transistor. Because as I recall from my school days the breakdown voltage of silicon is 0.7V. Which means it will start forward-biasing above this voltage.
The calculated midpoint value is coming to 0.757V however. Observed is also something around .7V.
However, in this setup the LED doesn't turn on. What am I doing wrong here?
PS: I have used a standard LEDs that you use for common breadboard prototyping. Not sure the one I mentioned in the diagram is the same...