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    Ciao Hello Hola Bombero.

    I'm going to see your latest construction: Finnmarken blog.
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    just to let you know my latest build (Finnmarken blog) has in excess of 100 lights ( i am experimenting with the wiring) and at present they are in parallel with a resistor on each deck(5 plus running lights) and are working OK. I would not run in series because if 1 fails I would have a major problem finding the faulty light!
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    Just my 2 cents worth but if you wire bulbs in series if one of the bulbs goes out then the entire string of bulbs goes out and it is a real pain to find the offending bulb and then replace it. Just my humble opinion. Len
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    You're welcome PhilipH (not to be confused with PhilH), "head under your feet", as that famous Italian actor said, ahahahahahah.
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    Hi alessandrospqr
    Or commander to his friends
    Could you draw the a diagram for so I can see it to be clear. This site is great .
    I love it all of you who have helped give yourself a clap ๐Ÿ‘.
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    Hi PhilH

    In this way you have made the connection in parallel (first and second image of the fourth message of this topic).

    The three LEDs are powered at the same voltage, the currents add up but only three LEDs are not a problem.

    If powered at their direct voltage they do not require resistors.
    Logically you can manage them with any DC-DC circuit instead of a simple resistor (if you have space and want to spend more). Alternatively, you can make a manual voltage regulator yourself with the LM317.

    However you solved the problem and that's what matters.
    Often the right commercial advice is more effective than doing it yourself.
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    Hi all thanks to everyone who has answered my question โ“ well I have finally managed to get the lights working on the mast I don't know what you call it but I joined all the reds on one side and all the black on the other side so 3 reds & 3 blacks on other sides, like I said I can't get my head around it ( dyslexia) ๐Ÿ˜”
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    A bit down the list now, and answered by AlessandroSPQR, but yes, if in series connect LED negative to next LED positive, all the way to the end.
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    Hi Phil
    Re your less
    I have used these a lot on models
    I use 2 1.5v AA batteries that means you can use them without resistors job done

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    I use these lights for all my lighting needs and i don't have to worry about resistors and the leads are super thin so you can fit more wire through smaller areas.

    then I add a adjustable voltage regulator
    5Pcs LM2596S DC-DC LM2596 with LED Display Voltmeter Buck Converter Step-Down Regulator 4.0-40V to 1.25-37V DC 36V to 24V to 12V to 5V Power Supply Module Compatible with Car Motor Buck
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