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    Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    How would I go about doing this? I'm talking about a strip of LEDs (like christmas lights). I just bought a cheap strip from walmart, and hooked one wire to the Speaker + terminal on my amp, and the other to the Speaker - terminal, and turned the music on really quiet. They worked great while my stereo volume was on 3, but when I turned it up to 5 (which is barely even loud), they blew up. I knew that was going to happen though. Could someone help me with this? Thanks very much







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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    Umm..you realize the kinda of wattage your amp is putting out...and the amount a couple LED's can take..right?




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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    FACE MOTHER FUCKING PALM!




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    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    Umm..you realize the kinda of wattage your amp is putting out...and the amount a couple LED's can take..right?
    Yes I know, which is why I knew they would blow after just a couple of seconds. I'm asking what I need to do to wire it correctly? Add a resistor? I don't know much about electrical stuff.




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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    I want to read about this on the Darwin Awards site.

    Carry on OP! post a video when you wire those lights up!



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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    make sure you hold the leds in your mouth next time to cool em off.



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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    iirc they make sets specifically with sensors that will pulse to the bass. Look into those.




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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angels View Post
    How would I go about doing this? I'm talking about a strip of LEDs (like christmas lights). I just bought a cheap strip from walmart, and hooked one wire to the Speaker + terminal on my amp, and the other to the Speaker - terminal, and turned the music on really quiet. They worked great while my stereo volume was on 3, but when I turned it up to 5 (which is barely even loud), they blew up. I knew that was going to happen though. Could someone help me with this? Thanks very much
    What a horrible idea! I mean, why in hell would you want to do this? How old are you?




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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    you can buy a sensor from somewhere, oznium has them for like $10 but they're super sensitive, i wrapped mine in 1" of carpeting and 8 paper towels and It still picked up my highs, if you had it in the trunk it would only serve it's purpose at low volume, at least the one I had. I'm sure they make better ones.




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    Re: Wiring LEDs to pulse with the bass?

    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    iirc they make sets specifically with sensors that will pulse to the bass. Look into those.
    Alright, thanks.

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    What a horrible idea! I mean, why in hell would you want to do this? How old are you?
    Why do people do half the stuff they do? Because they want to. Stop being an ***.




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