Author Topic: Modulator for Cree v3  (Read 2084 times)

Kritou

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Modulator for Cree v3
« on: July 10, 2016, 11:06:37 AM »
I appreciate your note that modulators cannot be used with the above due to their "high brightness and power consumption" but would these work as On/Off switches ..... I'm also interested in the "strobe" feature? (rated at 5A)

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/single-color-dimmer-switches/mld-5a-12-volt-dc-single-color-led-mini-dimmer/1082/2573/#/tab/Specifications


Fluke

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Re: Modulator for Cree v3
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2016, 01:55:09 PM »
Hi

The main problem with trying to modulate our Cree lights is the in built driver circuits for the LED 'fight' any modulation and almost stop the effect all-together. This would also go for any active dimmer circuit, the lights would remain fully lit until they reached a point and then would just stop working.

Even if you did manage to get a modulation effect, with 900 lumens of light it is going to be akin to a strobe, which would certainly get you in a lot of trouble with the local law enforcement. :(

Sorry to not be of much help

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Kritou

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Re: Modulator for Cree v3
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2016, 02:20:53 PM »
OK - so it's a no no, but thanks for the response


I wouldn't try and use any strobe light under normal conditions but when riding in a group it could perhaps be used as a brief signalling method to the bike/s up ahead