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Old 12-21-2010, 07:20 AM #1
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Default The current wisdom on LED drivers for 445?

Sorry about the bad pun

This was discussed a bit in here:
Drivers for 445
And I've read over Grix's no-longer-updated diode chart.

But I'm still left wondering whether anyone has settled the question of whether we can practically use LED emitters to drive 445nm A130/A140 diodes ?

Apart from AMC7135 drivers, what is the current wisdom on using other cheap(er than Microboosts, etc) drivers? There was talk of trying some of the Sandwich Shoppe's drivers ($15 ish range), and I'd be curious to know of their success. But I'd also be curious to know how well some of the really cheap $4-ish range LED drivers work.

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