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LEDs would work much better than CCFLs and you wouldnt have to replace your lights ever

and yea the 12v would burn up the LEDs
Well, if I were to use LEDs, I'd probably put a resistor in the line to drop the voltage from 12v to something lower. What I meant was:

If I were to replace the LED in the flickering candle circuit with the CCFLs, would the circuit make the CCFLs flicker? Would I need to modify the circuitry?

Looking at the candles, they require 4 AA batteries, so that's 6v. But, the CCFL inverters require 12v. So should I just completely rule out the flickering candle circuit and look for something else?
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post #12 of 37
To be honest, I think a noise reactive sensor is the most straightfoward method here.

Put it by a fan or your HDD and you should have random flickering.
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post #13 of 37
doesnt a ccfl inverter output AC current?
Isnt that what an Inverter does, as opposed to a converter (ac to dc) ?
(sorry if this is a daft q)
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doesnt a ccfl inverter output AC current?
Isnt that what an Inverter does, as opposed to a converter (ac to dc) ?
(sorry if this is a daft q)
Yessir that's what an inverter does, and the CCFL inverters put out the high AC current required for the lamps.
    
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Yessir that's what an inverter does, and the CCFL inverters put out the high AC current required for the lamps.
Actually they put out a high-voltage low-current AC signal for the flourescent lamps
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Ooh, whups lol, thanks for the correction Rad.
    
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post #17 of 37
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So I tried using the transistor circuit and it sadly didn't work. Instead, it just made my CCFLs dimmer and no flickering.....now for trying something else
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post #18 of 37
Couldn't you just use a strobe light?
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screw it, I'm tried of messing around. I'm just gonna get a couple sound activated sensors and have the sound amplified near a fan or something.
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post #20 of 37
well from my understanding after studying physics, is that you will need two capacitors, in a parallel circuit and inbetween some resistors? To provide the random effect.

Dont quote me on it.

and these capacitors need to be in different Ohm amounts, and the same with the resistors in different amounts. so that the electrons fill up the capacitors up randomly, then release randomly.

idk that is what i would think im probably way off
Edited by BLKKROW - 12/27/08 at 11:07am
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