How To: Solder a resistor to an LED

Solder a resistor to an LED

A basic instruction for electronic enthusiasts. I use an RGB LED and a 510 ohm resistor as I may change from 6 to 9 volts later, but with my LEDs i could go as low as 330 ohms. I sacrifice some brightness for the sake of longer life. To choose your resistor, the value in ohms = voltage of your batteries or power supply / (as in divided by) the amperage that your LED needs to run.

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The video is a little dark and fuzzy.
The description of leads, may well be correct for the type used, but don't forget that there are both common Anode and Cathode types

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