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    Thanks Rod on the info for a SMD, I've seen them but never knew what they were called. Len
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    Sorry no photos yet just forward planning
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    SMD = Surface Mount Device, that is, a chip LED, transistor, capacitor, resistor

    As opposed to an axial lead device, those 2-contact devices with a solid, rigid wire emerging from each end of the resistor or capacitor or diode

    On another note: Each colour of LED & size requires different energy. Each colour requires a certain voltage across the internal LED junction. The difference between the power source voltage & what the LED requires is absorbed by the series resistor, often referred to as the ballast resistor.
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    Fred, pardon my ignorance but what is a SMD
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    A few more pics if they help you.
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    Hi Nick
    Please post some pics of your running (side) light fittings so we can advise how to fit the Leds
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    These are some of the LEDs I bought from Temu
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    Agreed in all aspects of the virtues of the LED's. Cool operating, long life, and a host of available colors. The smallest "chips" can fit into tiny places and easily light up running lights, deck lights, and if run on lower voltage than what they're rated at will produce a lower brightness.
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Will Rogers.
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    This is one of my Tug's, I used 0402 size SMD for all the lights. here is a like to a resistor calculator that I have used that worked for me.
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    Some pictures at 1/72 scale.
    I have more I will find later for you,busy with Grandchildren at the mo.
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