Exchanging lightbulbs with LED's
- Guys, look at the specifications of the LED before you
believe that just having a current limiting resistor is enough...
All diodes (LEDS and non LEDS) have a PIV rating,
i.e. Peak Inverse Voltage....
If the voltage supplied is 12v, even with a CURRENT limiting
resistor (no such thing as voltage limiting), AND the
PIV of your LED is less than 12v (most are) then you
run the POSSIBILITY of damaging the LED.
Many LEDS may continue to work, but you are taking your