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_J_Posted - 11 January 2013 21:33  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I can't figure out how these LED flicker flame lights work!

You have probably seen them in restaurants and stores:

I had one that quit working (battery probably) so I took it apart (like I do everything). All it has in it is a couple of button batteries and two fairly heavy wires touching that have some sort of crystal-looking crust on them.

Wow! What? I am having a hard time believing my eyes. Help me out here guys, how's that work?

John Davidson

gzimmerPosted - 12 January 2013 2:13  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
> some sort of crystal-looking crust on them

We need a photo!

My first guess was one of those flickering LEDs



Presumably a P/N generator using a shift register.

But you describe something entirely different, some kind of crude electrochemical reaction?

......... Zim

Edited by - gzimmer on 1/12/2013 2:21:57 AM

gzimmerPosted - 12 January 2013 2:17  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message

Edited by - gzimmer on 3/6/2013 9:14:57 PM

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