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can i fix 1 rocker switch to turn on and off multiple LEDs

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So as I was building my computer case today it dawned on me that i wanted to light my case on demand. A quick trip to frozencpu yields a rocker switch as the perfect answer except i have no clue what else i require past this point

My goal is to have 4 white lights on 4 dif levels of my computer case all turned on and off by this 1 switch if possible (willing to use multiple switches but rather use 1) and while its obvious to me what cables i require for my on and off switch the proper cable to connect to these rocker switches and then the LEDs is not as obvious

would appreciate some quick help since im rather new at this
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The second post in this thread should help. It outlines the way to wire the LEDs both in Series and in Parallel.
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Should be easy, I did the same thing. Are you any good with a soldering iron? I'm not. Blah... tongue.gif See if you can find a Male to Female molex connector and cut the Yellow or the ground(Black) wire in the middle, Now connect the two ends of the yellow wire to the two legs of the rocker switch. So now when you turn the rocket switch on, the circuit is complete and your leads connected to the other end of the newly built molex switch connector will light on, flip the switch and they are off. simple and easy, all done. biggrin.gif make sure you use resistors on the positive legs of the leads(or they will burn out) and also use some electrical tape or black heat shrinking tubing too. thumb.gif
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Use this diagram for your LEDs
I think it's self explanatory.
Keep adding more LED + resistor sections at the bottom for number of LEDs you are wiring up
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