LED Light Bar Hookup

Contributors: jimblom
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LED Light Bars are a super-easy way to add some extra-bright and colorful illumination to your project. Each Light Bar is essentially a set of three super-bright 5050-size LEDs. They're offered in a variety of colors including white, red, blue, and green (note: the blue and green light bars are an older version, they look different but can still be connected the same way).

LED Light Bars lit up

While these bars are very simple devices, they do have a few quirks when it comes to using them. Like the fact that their nominal operating voltage is 12V. In this tutorial we'll go over some of the important specifications of these LED Light Bars. Then we'll dive into some example circuits that can help you get the most of these nifty little LED assemblies.

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Here are some concepts and tutorials you should be familiar with before diving into this tutorial: