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That's what I thought but I remember a very small item that my daughter had, about 1/2 in dia x 1/2 long, that had a 357 battery in it and a very bright LED. I've since lost or misplaced it so I can't tear it apart. Any thoughts?
dunno, but the simplist LED cicuit you can make is just plugging the LED into the wall, yes it will shoot the top off at a high speed but for a miniscule of a second the LED will be pretty bright even though ya wont see it. ][_,()][_, ^_^
birdman0_o's idea sounds probably about the best you could do
since the LED is a semi-conductor I'm wondering if there isn't some relationship between how high the top goes (and how bright that flash is) relative to which part of the cycle creates the breakdown. Wanna check that out for me NZ?
BTW I did come across some LED devices rated as low as 0.5V but they seem pretty rare.