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Old 09-06-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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Do I need a resistor on my new interior LED Lights?

Hi everyone,

I just installed new LED lighting in my 2003 Airstream. Most of the lighting was Airstream's new, and much more streamlined, LED 'double pancake' lights (Airstream part # 512737). I installed these using the same wiring as my old pancake lights.

Under the front and back cabinets, I have two pancake lights wired in parallel so that I can use a single switch to cut them on and off.

My question is this - Do I need a resistor in the circuit for each of these lights and a resistor (or two) in the circuits where I've wired two lights in parallel?

Thanks for your help.
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If they work then you are good to go.
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:01 PM   #3
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LEDs and Premature Burnout without Resistors

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They do work just fine. My concern is that, in reading about LED lights, I've heard that resistors are required to limit current flow; otherwise, they burn out easily. Any electrical whizes out there that can provide me with a definitive answer about when and whether resistors are required with these type of pancake and reading lights?
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It's already wired in.
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