Ok, I have seen the thread on identifiing emitters, that's a start.
My problem- Everytime I have seen a new mo-better LED bulb, I decided to try one.
Many of the bulbs came with a sticker on them with the Q5 (or whatever) and voltage range, altho some don't.
It was not so hard to keep up with for a while, and I started using a Sharpie to mark the info on some.
My record keeping is worse than my memory, as I open the lights to change batteries (or gaze at bulb for info), they are mostly naked now.
I cannot find the stickers, maybe many over-heated and fell off, but some remain.
That leaves me with 2 questions for anyone in the know:
1) Do you find that you can ID most bulbs by the emitter type.
2)By doing so, can you identify what the voltage needs (range) are/is.
3)Ok I lied, I have 3-- It would seem that using a 3-4 volt rated bulb in a 6-9 volt light would burn out the light very quickly.
I have one Q5 (says 6-18v) that is very dim, no matter what I use it in. Does this mean it is damaged or just faulty.
Thanks in advance for any info. I will attempt to do better logging these as I acquire them, is too late for the ones I have.
And to make the matters just a little worse, I have unscrewed a few of these playing with the different reflectors (size,shapes, etc...)
Just hoping there is an easy way to test/id just what thse are. Just a newbi with too many hobbies to take it too seriously,