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Please forgive me if this has already been asked before, but i am working on a project that compares PF lights with a third party that I already use (lifelights.com). Now, I know that the third party lights are already brighter, but I am looking @ other characteristics. Real quick, does anyone know (more or less objectively, but per speculation) how many PF lights I can connect to one PF battery box without dimming? I want to connect 4 pairs (8 lights) to one battery box, but want to know if it will dim. I have tried it will nominal dimming....but want to see if I can get others' input, and also see if adding that many lights will too quickly drain the batteries. Thanks!!

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Info text direct from Lego website:

"The LED lights consume very little current – you can drive several hundred light units at the same time"

Source:

http://powerfunctions.lego.com/en-us/ElementSpecs/8870.aspx

Lego LED lights consume very little current (about 2mA)...

Source:

http://www.philohome.com/pf/pflights.htm

For comparison here is power consumption of PF motors (no load / stalled):

- M motor: 65 mA / 850 mA

- L motor: 120 mA / 1300 mA

- XL motor: 80 mA / 1800 mA

Source:

http://www.philohome.com/motors/motorcomp.htm

So as you can see power consumtion of Lego LED lights is negligable, can almost be ignored and will not drain your batteries... ;)

Max...

Edited by MaxSupercars

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Best nerdsforprez,

MaxSuper had already explane it very good, only problem is how many room you have for all the connectors from the PF lights :wink: .

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I will likely be posting something soon. It is for a completely functional build. If fact, although it will be included in photos, it will be edited out. So I have lots or room for the many connectors b/c I am not constrained by looks or space.

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