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Lighting an LED

Now take a look at one of your LEDs. An old-fashioned lightbulb wastes a lot of power by converting it into heat. LEDs are much smarter: they convert almost all their power into light, and they last almost indefinitely—as long as you treat them right!

An LED is quite fussy about the amount of power it gets, and the way it gets it. Always follow these rules:

  • The longer wire protruding from the LED must receive...


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