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    Mar 19, 2006, 10:49 PM - Gauntlet Lights? #1

    ok I'll admit. I am an idiot when it comes to things like this(electronics). I picked up this light and switch at Radio Shack. Can someone tell me if this looks to be ok? And how do I connect this to a power supply? Can any battery work or does it have to be specific. I just kinda need some direction on how to get the light to work with the switch. Is one of those 3 things on the swicth for "ground"? Thanks guys!
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    Mar 19, 2006, 10:54 PM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #2

    OOOPS I am sorry..Meant to post this in the ARmor section.. Please move!
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    Mar 20, 2006, 12:08 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #3

    OK, I'm not an electronics expert, but I think this is the way it should work.

    I can't remember if you need a resistor in the circuit for an LED. . .

    Someone please tell me if I'm way off here!
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    Mar 20, 2006, 12:20 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #4

    this is already helping. Thanks.. ayone else??
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    Mar 20, 2006, 3:02 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #5

    If that's the one I bought, it's not an LED, it's a small lamp and isn't very bright. I don't think you'd need a resistor for it if you're going with a 9v.
    I believe this is how you'd do it.
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    Mar 20, 2006, 3:07 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #6

    Also, as I was saying, that lamp isn't very bright (if its the one I think it is). I cut off the bottom of the red plastic casing and pulled out the lamp. Then I inserted a bright led into the casing and glued it up. Looks alot better. here's a pic.
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    Mar 20, 2006, 8:04 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #7

    That LED looks like a 120VAC light. Check your package and make sure. You will need a DC LED for this application.
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    Mar 20, 2006, 8:48 AM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #8

    You know, I think you should go with Digital509's diagram and not mine. I believe that is correct.
    I wish I knew more about this magical "electricity". . .
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    Mar 20, 2006, 1:56 PM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #9

    Quote Buckeye_01 said:
    That LED looks like a 120VAC light. Check your package and make sure. You will need a DC LED for this application.
    Yes that is what it is! 120 VAC light. Is this no good? Here is the URL for it: http://www.radioshack.com/sm-120vac-...i-2062374.html
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    Mar 20, 2006, 2:14 PM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #10

    A 120 volt lamp will not work with a battery. Get this lamp from Radio Shack.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

    It is rated at 12 volts DC, but still works good with a 9v battery. Wire it like Digital509 indicated, and you will not need a resistor.
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    Mar 20, 2006, 2:22 PM - Re: Gauntlet Lights? #11

    Perfect! Thanks for all your help guys. I really appreciate it!!

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