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LED Emergency Light

We have developed three circuits under Automatic LED Emergency Light. Two of them are designed by Mr. Seetharaman, a very valuable and important contributor of this website. We have ease of reading. If you have any doubts; please comment with circuit name or circuit number.

1. Simple Emergency Light using LED 2. Automatic Emergency Light using LM317 IC 3. Modified Version of Automatic LED Emergency Lamp using LM 317

1. Simple Emergency Light Circuit

This is one of the most cost effective (cheap) and simple emergency light circuit developed for CircuitsToday – This is an automatic emergency lamp with day light sensing, means it sense automatically. Similarly it senses day light and turns OFF automatically.

A simple emergency lamp which does not require any special equipment; even a multimeter to assemble and use. Any individual who can do a good quality soldering must be able to build this easily accommodated in the defunct two 6 watt tube National Emergency Lamp or any PL tube type emergency lamp. The difference will be in the working; it will work non stop for more than 8 care by the LED characteristic and over charge protection is taken care by the fixed voltage regulator.This uses a simple 3Pin fixed regulator which has a built in current limiting circuit. The only r which has to be set to ensure the LEDs just light up (it should be left at that position). The 5mm LDR is just mounted on top of the emergency light as shown in the photograph. LDR is used t time or when the room lights are ON. 2 LEDs are used in series; the dropping resistance is avoided and 2 LEDs light up with current that is required for a single LED, by which energy is saved t Note: This circuit is developed by Mr.Seetharaman for readers of CircuitsToday. This particular circuit has been kept so simple for people who has limited access to components or in other that you can build with minimum components. In addition to circuit diagram, He has shared photographs of the prototype he made in National emergency light and a PCB design.

Simple Emergency Light Circuit Diagram:




Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit

Photographs of prototype made in National Emergency Light:

Emergency Light Circuit PCB Design:




Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit

PCB Design

2. Automatic LED Emergency Light
NOTE: Considering the doubts raised by many of our valuable readers in our Comments section, this circuit has been modified by Mr.Seetharaman, one of our valuable contributors. circuit here: Automatic LED Emergency Light Modified.


This is the circuit diagram of a low cost emergency light based on white LED.The white LED provide very bright light which turns on when the mains supply is not there.The circuit has an charging when the battery is fully charged. The IC LM 317 produces a regulated 7 V for the charging of Battery.Transistor BD 140 drives the out put.Transistor BC 548 and Zener diode controls the charging of the battery.

It is always better to connect a heat sink with BD 140.Before using the circuit out put of LM317 must be set to 7V by adjusting the potentiometer.

Automatic LED Emergency Circuit Diagram:



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it should not glow in the daylight or in the near visinity. Simple Electronics Projects Leave a Reply Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Submit Comment 223 Responses to “Automatic LED Emergency Light” Sadiq tobi says: May 4. That is on by 220v.5/12/12 Search Custom Search Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Posted in Home Circuits. How to make a 50 leds set.plz send it to my mail Seetharaman says: April 18. This point is taken care in the simple emergency lamp (first circuit).2uF 400volts no change in other components. I was going through with the circuit diagram and wanted to work on it. circuit diagram. hope you want it for 220volts 50Hz operation. Santu Sarkar says: April 17. hobby circuits. 2012 at 8:27 am Respected sir. Most Popular Circuits. Still for automation. So I asked you that I have required any diode or resistor? seetharaman says: April 15. that is once power fails.This is not Emergency. hobby projects. http://www. seetharaman says: April 10. 2012 at 9:49 pm Respected sir. Santu Sarkar says: April 9.circuitstoday. Lighting Circuits Tags: circuit design. 2012 at 9:47 am Hi Sarkar you can use my earlier project with 50LEDs of 25mA bright white variety (instead of 3volt 50mA high bright 4 pin variety)replace 1uF capacitor with 0.circuitstoday.68uF 400volt polyester required.com/mains-operated-led-circuit the same circuit you have to use by increasing the value of 1uF as 1. if it is dark without any other light source in the ne on automatically.circuitstoday. Home Circuits.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 5/31 . 2012 at 8:03 am Hi Sarkar you have to use rectifier capacitor etc refer to my mains operated LED. http://www. I want apply only 220v on 50 Leds set (3v 50mA high bright leds ). 2012 at 5:17 am Respected sir. sir i want to know what exactly Automatic means in this project i mean what is the process of its charging and how d complete informations related to this circuit in detail sir i’ll be highly thanks full to you if you reply me for all of my queries and asks i want your support for it because this projects is very m please reply me on my mail address Thank you Santu Sarkar says: www. I have required any diode or resistor? Plz explain me. 2012 at 5:29 am Hi Mr Seetharaman Plz sir i need d lists of components in d construction of an emergency lamplight using remote control i also need the circuit diagram of dis device. 2012 at 8:08 am Hi Sarkar automatic means the light should come on once the supply fails (this happens in the second circuit even during day light). hence it is fully automatic.com/mains-operated-led-circuit Santu Sarkar says: April 15.

Plz suggest Seetharaman says: March 3. i can pay you.circuitstoday. i want to discuss something about my project. raju says: March 30.I Like!!! seetharaman says: March 12. The 11watts energy saver light and it will give you 7hrs non stop with fully charged battery.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 6/31 . 2012 at 12:24 am Hi sir..5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit April 9. 2012 at 9:21 am Hi Prasad sorry not addressing your name. so.2200 mAh samsung li-ion battaries. 2012 at 7:51 pm Hi sir you replied for my question like below— Hi just buy a solar panel capable of 500mA at 12 volts.i want to contact with you vaideesh says: March 8.. connect it through a scottky diode(2N5819 or similar)to LM317 input by deleting X1. 2012 at 9:34 am Hi Prasad you can use 24LEDs for a bright and long time lighting.M says: March 5.M says: March 2. Seetharaman says: March 1. it was made using 8 bataries 4 in series and parallel connection. If you donot want the facility you can do away with R15 an switch with LEDs. Prasad. Day time the light will be off and night it will turn on automatically. it was made by using 3. D1 to D4. how m RICK says: March 28. 2012 at 2:28 am Hi prasad it is required for the light to come on automatically.5 AH laptop batery.. use one more BD140 in parallel (base and emitter in parallel)and to its collector connect another group of 12 LEDs. 2012 at 7:52 am I want to know what is the color code & watt R1 to R15? Please mention it. can you help me to arrange an Automatic LED Emergency Circuit for me. www. 2012 at 8:15 am Hi Vivek my contact mail id seethasub@hotmail.i want to see the full write up of the simple emergency light circuit pradeep says: March 6. 2012 at 9:40 pm please sir.com vivek says: March 10. This will bec ome a solar light (charging the battery with solar energy and use it as lantern during night whenever required) Prasad. 2012 at 12:39 am i do not electric & electronic knowledge but when i saw this article i’m interested to do so. pradeep says: March 6. how to charge the battary? i want this to use it for the emergency lamp. Maximum of how many LEDS can be connected in this circuit to get high brightness and good battery back up. 2012 at 9:20 pm sir please tell ur mail id.4 v 4.Nice Design.7v. My Main concern is “Should i retain R15 resistor and T2 BD140 transistor in the circuit or not” for Solar powered emergency lite. 2012 at 6:27 am pis sir i need full description about the above circuit diagram samuel m koroma says: March 7. 2012 at 9:18 pm sir i need the charger circuit for 14. it suits both the questions you can use solar cell of the capacity indicated. 2012 at 9:57 pm more useful to me. 2012 at 4:52 pm Really like the Auto Emergency Light. Seetharaman says: March 6.

com/automatic-led-emergency-light 7/31 . connect it through a scottky diode(2N5819 or similar)to LM317 input by deleting X1.. we need to use an off the shelf 12V 1W lamp and so need to increase the battery size 2. Rubel Dhiman says: February 4.2……. 2012 at 1:27 am Was this replied for my question or not. Muhammad Ali says: January 12. 2012 at 9:04 am hi sir………….Please explain me Muhammad Ali says: January 12. 2012 at 9:44 pm Hi I need to do Automatic LED Emergency Light using Solar power. with very low drop in voltage.resistor 2. we would like to see a “charging” indicator LED to confirm the mains are on. please explain sir….com Kumar says: February 28. Hi Rubel LM317 is a constant voltage regulator to protect the battery against over charge once the terminal vol will bring down the voltage through zener ZD1 and T1. Hi Edgardo thanks and I am back to India. Seetharaman says: February 29. 2012 at 10:10 pm Hi Shrikant no need for any calculation you can just go ahead constructing.2k and 16k 5watt resistor and i cn’t get it pls can their be mentioned or wherelse can i get it www. Hi Kumar just buy a solar panel capable of 500mA at 12 volts. 2012 at 12:22 pm I do not understand 1 emergecy light circuit. 2012 at 5:18 am Hi Ali In the first circuit 7808 is the regulator for the charger circuit. If its replied for me then should i retain R15 resistor and T2 BD140 transistor in the circuit or not. 2012 at 8:46 am Hello sir I have a requirement for the above emergency light circuit but with the following alterations. 2012 at 6:38 am Hello sir. Please suggest necessary changes and modified circuit for Solar Emergency LED lamp with good brightness. LDR is used for switching off the LEDs during d available from other sources. Can you advise what changes would need to be made please seetharaman says: February 5.i am little confused with working of transistors and lm317. 2012 at 10:31 am Hi Kumar just buy a solar panel capable of 500mA at 12 volts.M says: February 28. D1 to D4. This is an additional protection against over voltage. 2012 at 9:10 am 1) there is need of calculation for power supply. Email: prasadm1987@gmail. 2012 at 12:18 pm Hi tony says: January 9. Prasad. rubel dhiman. av been searching for a v. can u help me to do the same charger without a transformer and also protection of battery against over charging in it? David Colin says: February 10.circuitstoday. In the second circuit 317 is the regulator for charging circuit and BD140 transistor is the LED driver. Mosfet is used for switching the LEDs. connect it through a scottky diode(2N5819 or similar)to LM317 input by deleting X1. please explain the working of circuit no. or directly we connect it given in the ckt diagram Seetharaman says: January 14.M says: March 1. D1 to D4. 2012 at 7:27 pm i need an assist toward my project in the constrution of a low cost-automatic emergency light.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Prasad. shrikant says: February 3. I have doubt so clarify me plz. 1.

The Chinese made emergency lamp failed. And maybe I could make use of this circuit for my interne router requiring 5VDC. for the circuit Automatic LED Emergency Circuit Diagram. 2011 at 5:13 am sir.minimum back up time 8 hours…. what value of ZD1 I will connect in the case of 9. says: November 10. It has no transformer. 2011 at 5:47 pm Hi Nitin refer the modified drawing it has got the low voltage cut off also. 2 capacitors. It can auto switch when mains fail. There is a switch by which we can manually operate it. but when battery goes under voltage then also led remains on and damages battery performance by deep discharging Seetharaman says: November 10. Use the light once the LED brightness comes down charge it over night and disconn the battery will get over charged and the battery life will come down drastically. ankit sharma says: December 28. It works in AC 220v. of course I will connect a 5V regulator (LM7805) from battery B+ going to the router powe Can this be ok? Best Regards Edgardo Priyaranjan says: December 30. 1A supply. Afteral for Rs140/.circuitstoday. Please help.that is all you can expect from Chinese. nitin says: December 8.please post some circuits it’s very useful…. It uses a 2+2=4v bty.8 volt (In charging condition) ii)Battery is maximum charged up to 6volt. You connect to supply for 24hrs and keep it away. switching of this ckt depends on mains power. 2011 at 8:58 am Hello Seetharaman. 4 resistors and 6 diodes. IC LEDs. These get into India market due to our greedy t Ramasami.6 volts Nicad rechargeable battery I will charge.7k POT. Good day and advance HAPPY NEW TO YOU. just for flexibility on use of this circuit. Available o the above circuit all are taken care.3 volt hence no conduction LEDs are not glowing plug emergency light to mains for charging. may be in 6 months you have to go for a new battery. Thanks. I opened it. My inquiry is this.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 8/31 . I need a led based emergency light with 12v battery. and what value also for ZD1 rechargeable batteries. 2011 at 9:38 am what are the apparatus of this circuit sasi says: December 9. These products cannot enter USA market. 2011 at 3:38 am Dear Sir. 2011 at 8:59 am Sorry.But I have two problems after completing the circuit i)Red LED is not glowing even the battery voltage is 5. 2011 at 12:16 pm Hi Ramasami it is a LEAD Acid Gel cell of 4 volts. ERRATA. which is not available in India at present. V.I modified the circuit with 4. one Transistor. I followed the modified circuit. 2011 at 3:00 am Dear SitaRaman. All these were taken care during the design.. I like this circuit.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Edgardo says: December 30. www. very simple. HAPPY NEW YEAR inadvance to you Edgardo Edgardo says: December 30. laxman says: December 19. all LEDs are turn on when i plugged the mains supply. i assembled the automatic LED emergency light but there occurs a problem . 2011 at 10:59 am hi.plz help sir Seetharaman says: December 19. 1 indicator red Led. 2011 at 9:40 am this circuit is outdated. regarding the simple version as there are 2 3volt LEDs in series they will not glow ar 5.

. 2011 at 9:28 am Hello Seetharaman. how do i rate the led’s.national. Seetharaman says: November 2.. With 1/2 watts LEDs 8 LEDs (4 in series in each loop) will work for 20hrs non stop.circuitstoday.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 9/31 .appropriate cost of each components.] 2.circuitstoday. regards jv www. 2011 at 6:17 pm Hi Hari for 12volt 7AH attery you require an output of 14.how do i find the polarities of various components like lm317 etc 3. You can use the charger http://www. reduce R16 to 12 ohms and reduce ZD1 to 4.0 volts at 2amps. If you have any thesis or any material then Please mail me I realy need this. If you are using LM317 circuit adjust outpur voltage for 5volts at battery terminal end. 2011 at 10:45 pm Dear Sir. be explained?? Light Activated Switch Circuit says: November 10. 2011 at 2:42 am [.com/ds/LM/LM117.but i would like to try this one(automatic led lamp) out..] Umer says: November 3. 2011 at 12:43 am sir how to modify charger circuit to charge a 4V 0. 2011 at 6:08 am Hi Umer if you are using Simple emrgengy lamp circuit change 7808 regulator to 7806 regulator no other change is required.2volts Umer says: November 2.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Can that cct. if you get 3 volt LED driver ICs use them they SMPS can take wide range of in put voltage and drive high currents the most application.(i need to tell the shop owner the ratings. hari says: October 27. if you have any old defunct one at home use its en materials from inside. the total cost will be less than Rs500/.. hari says: October 27. 2011 at 2:24 am I m using LM317 circuit. Thanks. for lm317 see the following link. Automatic LED Emergency Light [. 2011 at 12:46 pm Hi Jayaram ask for high Bright white LEDs.pdf Hi Paras you can use for blinker standard amber 5mm LEDs 5nos in series with 20mA constant current source using simple 2 transistors. thank you sir. 2011 at 12:59 am i am not an electronics engineer. without battery connected. http://www.com/car-battery-charger appeared earlier in this column M Sikandar says: October 27.i don’t have any idea of selecting led’s for the circuit. For head lamp use super bright white LEDs 4pin volt. is’nt ) 2. 2011 at 9:15 am i got 12V 7A battery so can any one pls modify this circuit for it and i need more bulbs too pls help me JAYARAM says: October 26. I want to make SERVO VOLTAGE STABILIZER (SOLID STATE DESIGN) for my university project. you need a major design change. seetharaman says: October 27. use 3 LEDs in series with 50mA constant current source.7A lead-acid battery? seetharaman says: October 28.excluding box. For LM317 see the datasheet on net.. i got 12V 7 Ah Battery …… So please explain the circuit changes… how many leds(1/2W) are used for 7Ah battery…? plz help me….kindly mail me answers of the following queries 1.

Yours is a wonderful circuit.. all LEDs) by some switch (pull to?) This happen only if there is inhabitant or through PIR sensors!. 2011 at 10:55 am This Is a Interesting and Practical Circuit that is useful to have around the House Even If You aren’t Crazy about Building Stuff!! syed says: September 2. 2011 at 12:36 am got an idea to repair my own light. all LED’s. 2011 at 5:06 am Hi Bhoopesh good idea.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 10/31 .pls send me circuit as soon as possible. 2011 at 9:44 pm www. this my project . But most of the LED switching off can be done through some timer ICs?. battery charging volt is 7. with LEDs… plz help me to design circuit…. the Emergency light should switch on at full power. connect only 2 LEDs in normal mode (low light mode) and connect all LEDs for high brightness.& also give me the details of material requires…. In the circut. Benifit – usually the Emergency lights switch on always when power fails. 2011 at 10:06 am Add one more 1N4007 diode in series with the existing 2 diodes. 2011 at 4:26 am HELLO SIR. I am basically a medical doctor but with a strong hobby in electronics Seetharaman says: May 21. we offanly see this types of lights r now used in forein countries…. But after a while – say after 1 minuter or 2. almost all LED’s should switch off. Can you suggest?.. I know linking PIR sensor is bit complicated. I want 24volt/10amps smps circuit with battery(half an hour backup). use two 5403 rectifiers and a 3. and stay lit till power returns – even if no one at home/even if everyone is sleeping!.pls reply me. seetharaman says: June 23. Modification I like – On main power failure. Bhoopesh says: June 22. I want to modify my kinetic honda’s blinkers & tail lamps. Can you give some suggestions? And about me. syed says: August 18.If power fail go to battery mode. this may be due to the 7808 IC. 2011 at 10:48 pm Hello sir. expect 1 or 2 LED in there be LDR function included).circuitstoday. 2011 at 7:36 am Hi Seetharaman. Thanks & Regards S.3 ohms 20watts resistance in series to limit the current to charge the battery. amit kumar dev says: May 19. we should be able to switch on the same (main. After the main LEDs got switched off after 1 or 2 minutes of power failure. now switch to full bright mode.Syed Babu seetharaman says: August 20.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Paras says: October 23.But I like to have some modifications. This can be carried out through a switch. My suggestion will over come this.how to reduce 7volt. When ever you go out once you return locating light will not be a problem as it is already lit. RICK says: October 19. 2011 at 10:36 pm sir. Abul Hossain says: August 9. the emergency light goes on with full power when main power fails (LDR function will of course work) and remains till power returns. 2011 at 12:43 am Hi Amit if you have 12volt 5Amp transformer. This full LED re-lighting has to be linked to auto switch off on power resuming.5v.

? I did correctly. 2011 at 12:51 am Hi Roshan I forgot to tell you for BD140 center collector right is base and left is emitter . I hope u will reply me soon. i modified the circuit as on your comment. How did you do that. Thank you Seetharaman says: April 23. when i connected to main power supply. even if i short those terminals. What is wrong…? Roshan says: April 13.. 2011 at 11:15 pm hey there. I got all the parts expect BD140. center one as collector and the right most one as base… Do you have the pcb layout of the modified version of the circuit.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 11/31 . left as emitter.i think its my bad luck that it is also not av transistors that can be replaced in the place of BD140.org/datasheet2/f/0c695lq7ut3hjriqzff0kfs5i8wy. 2011 at 11:24 pm hello Seetharaman. But what happens now is. 2011 at 1:08 am What reports ? please explain your needs.datasheetcatalog. if i short BD140′s emitter and collector. 2011 at 2:12 am Hi Aswin you can use 8550 instead of BD140. 2011 at 12:03 am how to get reports in u r site telme thx Gaurav Jindal says: April 22. 2011 at 1:04 am Sorry Seetharaman.5Ah range.wt more other devices are required to build its charger.circuitstoday. Do I need to change the variable resistor to 4. Its nt available in any of the shopes in my area. Otherwise it will be off. 2011 at 12:02 am circut of emergency light with ac 220v regience use not use transformer ok reply plz thx Roshan says: April 14. I also tried for 2N2905. shorting the collector and base makes the LEDs glow when connected to the mains. kindly correct it it will become alright. You have said that you had to forward bias the transistor T2. the leds glow. which is BD140.? Seetharaman says: April 14.pdf Roshan says: April 13. Gaurav Jindal says: April 22. 2011 at 5:51 pm One more doubt…I am basically new to electronics.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit hi its amit. I would like to try this circuit. it wont glow. 2011 at 9:49 pm its good project for my edc… Seetharaman says: April 28.7k.i want to use it as inverter fahad irfan awan says: May 12.i have 5 amp transformer.I took.i have a yb5l lead acid battery used in bikes of 12v. jojo says: April 23. This is just different from other plastic transistors. go throug http://www. Did you replace the 1K resistor purpose? Roshan says: www. aswin says: April 27. ot remove from mains.or how can it be charged using ho soon. 2011 at 7:58 am Hi Roshan kindly inform me which circuit you are following so that i can give my comment.

2010 at 8:51 pm hi friends this sis sandeep i am planning to start this project on my own. 2011 at 9:55 am Hi Roshan kindly refer to my comment of Dec 27th 2009 and also refer to my modified emergency light appeared in circuits today http://www. the leds turn off. you are sure to suceed. you have referred to a ‘common negative’ .5Ah SLA Battery? sandy says: December 14. choose ZD1 as close to 6. But didn’t work. the voltage shown in the multimeter is very low. Please help me correct it. I have tried this circuit.8volt as possible. the leds are still off even after disconnecting from the mains. Ravi says: January 4.2009. 2011 at 8:56 am Hi Imran you can use 2N2905 or the recent 8550 transistor. sandy says: December 12.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit April 13. 2011 at 8:18 am Hi Ravi you can use 12-0-12 1Amp. Please Help me!! neenu says: January 15.circuitstoday. 2011 at 5:36 pm Hello Seetharaman. In the comment of December 29. thanks for the quick reply.com/automatic-led-emergency-light-modified-version Roshan says: April 13. 2011 at 5:11 am Hi Seetharaman. the led 2) After the first time. 2011 at 4:55 am Can I use 12-01-12 1A transformer for the 6V 4. Following are the status of my circuit:- 1) after assembling the circuit and connecting the battery. I need all ur help to complete successfully www. 2010 at 2:13 am Hi Sandy Go ahead constructing the modified version.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 12/31 . 2010 at 6:05 pm hey dude thanks i may start asap Seetharaman says: December 13. 2011 at 4:28 am I want a circuit to illuminate a lamb and if cut off it switchs another lamb autumatically enersystec says: February 18.. 4) When I checked the voltage across ‘anode of D1 and R15′ or ‘cathode of diode D3 and R15′. Adel says: March 29. Can I replace BD140 PNP transistor with any other transistor? I didnot find this in my local market.Please give a repley Seetharaman says: January 4. But shorting the terminals of the BD140 turns it on. 2011 at 12:06 am This is good circuit. the leds glow.Is that the common ground of the ‘lamp section’? Seetharaman says: April 13. Is there something wrong. but. I don’t know why. 2011 at 8:51 am Hello. we will try to build a few samples for evaluation. 2011 at 7:43 pm sir.circuitstoday. if i connect the main power supply. Seetharaman says: March 29. i want to add a buzzer which will make sound whenever current is going and coming(like an inveter). use a good heat sink for LM317 as it has to dissipate extra 3 watts. 3) I dont know whether the battery is charging or not. Please help. IMRAN says: January 29. But if I short the 1&2 or 2&3 terminars of BD140.

2010 at 4:15 am thank you for the reply. sir i want to know what exactly Automatic means in this project i mean what is the process of its charging and how the complete informations related to this circuit in detail sir i’ll be highly thanks full to you if you reply me for all of my queries and asks i want your support for it because this projects is ver please reply me on my mail address i.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Seetharaman says: November 9.circuitstoday. if you fell it is not then add one more BD140 with 12 more LEDs with will be equivallent or better than 11 patrick vaz says: September 19. 2010 at 4:18 am i am having 14.with lead acid battery of 6v give light? plz reply soon. 2010 at 9:27 am Sir. 2010 at 5:50 am Hi Admin. I made this circuit.com Thank you rishaan says: November 8. I Have a 0-12V transormer 500ma and the battery is 6v 4ah will any modification be required in the circuit.circuitstoday. and also tell that. Pls respond. 2010 at 3:01 am hi sir…. shreya says: August 4. Seetharaman says: September 19.i would like to know how much does constructing this full project roughly cost? because im planning on doing this project as a low cost product… abhishek says: September 23. 2010 at 9:15 am Hi seetharaman subject: 100watt sub-woofer i shorted R9 & R10 the temperature of transistors decreased but Q7 is getting hotter than Q5 why ? patrick vaz says: August 18. Normally 12 LEDs are sufficient. please tell me what modifications are required for making this? tell me all changed resistors values. 2010 at 9:40 am Hi Patrick no modofication is required you can use12 volt 500mA transformer and 6 volt 4AH battery.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 13/31 .com/automatic-led-emergency-light-modified-version Achin Jain says: November 8.circuitstoday..e achinrock@gmail. 3rd year sir i was going through with the circuit diagram and wanted to work on it. i need to glow more lights for more hours. Thanks for the help shreya says: August 22. 4Ah li-ion rechargeable battery. Read more: http://www. I am a student of engineering. if u could prepare a circuit which would house about 50 to 60 leds would really appreciate. 2010 at 10:04 am Respected sir.4 v. 2010 at 7:32 am i want to know how it will stop charging after full charge?? please write how voltage changes and all that for working of this ckt. pradeep says: August 6. 2010 at 6:30 am HI. pradeep says: August 6.com/automatic-led-emergency-light-modified-version#ixzz0wy4MjNUk Under Creative Commons License: Attribution deepak says: August 17. i need wattage of all the resistors used in the circuit.i want to make this circuit with 24 led’s.tell atleast the lighting circuit. 2010 at 8:59 am Hi seetharaman subject: 100watt sub-woofer www. For good brightness use hi bright white LEDs. 2010 at 1:06 am Hi Jain you go through the modified version of this you get the full details including calculations http://www. but the Brightness is very poor.

2010 at 7:45 am yes it will improve. seetharaman says: August 1. think of alkaline cells quite expensive.5 X 16 that is 4watts dissipation so higher wattage is preferred hence 5w wattage resistance less than 4 watts it will get cooked up.in my village there is too much problem of light. The transformer to be replaced with 2. A power transistor to be added to LM317 IC as it can handle a m to be changed to 2 ohms 20watts. 2010 at 1:23 am got an idea to repair my own light adnan says: July 21.5 amp rating. instead of 12 hrs it may charge in 8hrs or so. So i want to make a LED LAMP which i want to light up from a dry battery. 2010 at 2:53 am waterlevel alarm seetharaman says: August 3. will work for 10hours. 2010 at 11:17 am can i use 9-0 v 1A transformer for the above circuit???? adnan says: July 21. 2010 at 7:15 am Sir. That is if you draw 50mA from it.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit i shorted R9 & R10 the temperature of transistors decreased but Q7 is getting hotter than Q5 why ? logeshwaran says: August 4. Because in night we have much diffculty in studying by usin tell us how to make led-lamp by Buying what materials from market. pradeep says: July 31. That is 300 mA the lamp may work for a maximum of 2hours only. adnan says: July 26. Normally the high bright white LED requires around 25mA at 6nos LEDs for enough brightness to read using as a table lamp. pradeep says: July 24.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 14/31 . 2010 at 5:57 am if i use 1amp transformer will the battery get charge quickly?? seetharaman says: July 25.circuitstoday. adnan says: July 29. 2010 at 8:45 am If 0. 2010 at 10:07 am Hi Pradeep around 10 to 12 hrs. 2010 at 11:17 am www. 2010 at 7:16 am can i use 6v 9AH battery for the circuit? what are the things i should change? in the above circuit what is the wattage of resistance used? what will be the power output of the circuit? seetharaman says: July 29. 2010 at 3:45 am Hi Pradeep you can use but the charging circuit has to be modified.5 X 0. 2010 at 11:36 pm how much time it will works when battery is fully charged? seetharaman says: July 23. geetha says: July 23. 2010 at 3:56 am Hi Sunny You can use D size torch cells will give you 500mA hour. think of solar rec Sunny says: August 2. 2010 at 7:09 am why we use the 5W resistor?what will the effect by using high wattage rating of resistor? seetharaman says: July 26. 2010 at 9:57 am Hi Adnan you can use.5amp is flowing through 16 ohms resistance then the power dissipation by that resistance is Isq X r = 0.

if cotinues working 1 hour battery is try.it will be cut off after 10 minits ( if power cut inverter mode is on ) seetharaman says: June 16. 2010 at 11:16 am can i use 9-0 1A transformer for the above circuit adnan says: July 21. 2010 at 6:07 pm Thank you sir for your kind reply. by the flip of the switch the light will glow during charging. by over charging. if power will come operation.customer was very un satisfied.circuitstoday.5AH battery what will happen??? Seetharaman says: June 28. mahesh says: June 16.we are seperately installed 50w inverter ( output 1) 230v ac 2)12v dc ) . say for 5hrs you require 25AH battery is required.7 or 5 ohms resistance 5 watts so that the battery charges within 12 hrs from discharged level. 2010 at 6:37 pm i am working in mnc company. Check with a fully charged battery. you have to use a charger suitable for the battery. as the built in charger of the inverter will n saravanan says: June 26.Can we use mains for charging as well as lighting purpose simultaneously?. 2010 at 11:12 am can i use 9-0 1A transformer for the above same circuit??? seetharaman says: July 19. 2010 at 2:44 am Hi Aji yes you can use.5 amp charger. normally lead acid cells should work for 500 charge discharge cycles. 2010 at 11:14 am if i give more than 1. adnan says: July 18. 2010 at 3:44 am Hi Aji you can use 2200uF. and charging above manu and deep discharging the batteries will get their life shortened. kindly refer modified circuit of this. if power is cut the inverter mode is on. i’ve tried this circuit bt i didn’t get result. ligh will back up 20 miniuts.m not getting output from bd140 why? i tried as like the same above circuit onlr bt i didn’t getting outpu connect the bd140 circuit. actually i confusing at bd140 transister i. that is 7.I’m very honoured to hear from a great person like you. 2010 at 10:30 pm Dear Saravanan You can use a battery which can sustain for the required hours (battaery AH capacity) say in your case the battery is 12volt and watts is 50 if the inverter efficiency is say 80% you require battery is required. saravanan says: June 28. 2010 at 5:35 am we are using 7ah battery seetharaman says: June 26.35 ampere current to a 4. AJI says: June 15..I’m asking this kind familiar with electronics since i’m an IT student. Hi Mahesh modify your circuit as per the modified version it will work. saravanan says: June 25.it working inverter mode only 10 miniutes and then cut off automatically. 2010 at 8:05 am Dear Saravanan with 7AH battery it should work for 45 mts to 1hr. Automatic LED Emergency Light Modified.Sir.25 amp will take a very lon g time to get charged. plase give modulation circuit for above problem.main is on normal working cotinusely on. connect the base of BD140 through a 220 ohms resistance to negative by using a switch. For R16 you may use 4. Try the above checks and give a feed back for the solution. 2010 at 12:06 am hi.But i like to do in electronics section. 2010 at 5:21 am i want automatic cut off circuit for 50w inverter. 2010 at 1:24 am the battery will get heated up and it cycle life will come down drastically. www.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 15/31 . Check whether the built charger is capable of charging at the rate of max 2. seetharaman says: June 15.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit can i use 9-0 1A transformer for the above circuit???? adnan says: July 21.

But there are many problems with my circuit. I know about the BD140 that it will not handle the current so i gue parallel to the first one. 2010 at 2:44 am Hi Tutul yes charge completed and under voltage cut off is also included in the modified version refer the following page http://www. I’ll check it.circuitstoday. collector through 12LED in negative as the above circuit. This utilizes 2nos of D882. With regards. I want to make a transformerless power supply for my projects.what could be the problem sir? Please give me a solution and circuit diagram if possible. Is it correct? seetharaman says: May 16.Whether this problems affect my circuit Please reply. 2010 at 5:50 pm hi guys. 2010 at 5:14 pm Sir. 2010 at 6:47 am I want these requirements 1) DC Output 2) 0 to 45 and -45 to 0 Volts 3) 5A on both channels 4) It must be transformerless. I have one CFL emergency light of “Champion make”. seetharaman says: June 7. emitter of all BD 140 to positive supply. Faraz Khan says: May 16. 2010 at 1:34 am Hi Faraz Khan Can you give the full DC side requirement. 2010 at 12:47 am Hi Faraz Khan You can use 3 circuits of 12 leds driven by its own BD140.. john says: May 24.circuitstoday. seetharaman says: May 23. from each BD140 base you connect one no. John Faraz Khan says: May 23. base through 680 ohms from each BD140 base to -ve ra BD140 collector. seetharaman says: May 17. C9012 & 14 are for auto operation you may check these transtors they are PNP and N on all these transistors.I have got 2200uF capacitor instead of 1000uF. Faraz Khan says: May 22. when mains sup not “cutoff” automatically. this will enable all the three BD140 to share the current equally. whether regulated what is the voltage etc. Another question i want to ask that i want some leds about 36 in number. That is connect all the three BD140 emitters together. seetharaman says: May 25.1no of C9012 and 1no of C9014 transisitors and other components. 2010 at 8:40 am Hi Guys i want to know that how can i request here.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 16/31 .com/automatic-led-emergency-light-modified-version/comment-page-1 TUTUL says: June 6. which will make current divide. 2010 at 4:13 am Hi Seetharaman So i just have to place 680 ohms resistors in between each base of BD140s and leds circuit to individual collectors. 2010 at 9:08 am Hi John one D882 is for invertor and the other one is for voltage regulator for charging the battery. Thanking you sir.i tried to make this circuit. Faraz Khan says: May 15. 2010 at 2:59 am Hi Faraz Khan R15 you reduce to 680 ohms. 2010 at 11:56 am Hey Thanks SEETHARAMAN.My problem is that. 680 ohms to negative rail. accordingly. Is it OK? www. I want a supply that can provide me 3A currents both in positive volts searched all supplies which uses a transformer but those transformers are quite expensive.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Aji says: June 14. 2010 at 7:00 pm sir do you includ low voltege discannect circuit? please reply..Resistor with 16ohm resistance is not available to me…Is th these.

I want to insert a buzzer alarm in the circuit. But with the present design. if you use amber LEDs you can use two of them in series. Regards.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit seetharaman says: May 15.circuitstoday. 2010 at 5:40 pm Dear Seetharaman. Anand says: May 2. 2010 at 11:06 pm Hi Anand LM317 and T are the same in TO220 package.com/automatic-led-emergency-light-modified-version seetharaman says: May 4.Kindly send the modified circuit to me also at vgkmig1588@yahoo. You here: http://www..Seetharaman. it can be used. the charger circuit need not used.2volt connecting the charge of the battery. this circuit has been modified by Mr. D2T is SMD package. 2010 at 11:54 pm My id is seethasub@hotmail. Regards and Thanks. +ve of the sounder to cathode and -ve to anode of D5. Anand Prashanth says: May 2. once the battery is fully charged T1 switches on the battery will supply sounder around 4 volt for it to sound.com… Also please send me any LED lights working we can save energy a lot if we can replace our existing ‘bulb’ with these LED leights. Seetharaman says: April 30. i want the buzzer. Two mails sent to your above id failed to deliver. john says: May 4.anand please try seetharaman says: May 2. seetharaman says: May 8. 2010 at 9:20 pm This circuit to good & working fine. If you use 4volt batteries the efficiency can be improved or 12 volt with 3 LEDs in series. 2010 at 2:41 am hi devang you email me i will reply you in depth. Mails are bouncing back from your ID. P is for full plastic package and pins as per T.circuitstoday. K is TO3 package similar to 2N3055.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 17/31 . 2010 at 8:51 am Hi Faraz Khan use an electronic sounder (phezo electric) in parallel with diode D5.7 across the sounder add a sounder to block negative voltage. At every alarm signal i will switch off the ac main for Power Saving.com. Prashanth V G KRISHNA says: May 1. Every One. 2010 at 1:08 pm hey can any one explain me tha working of thid circuit? Mr. but with discharged battery may not glow at all. Is it possible to connect CFL lamp? How to hook up inverter circuit to this circuit? please let me know. alarm me every time the battery get full charge. i have plans to submit soon to Circuits Today for Hi prshanth the standard emergency light PCBs are available in the market using 7/11Watts 2 pin energy saver tube with 6 volt gel cells.com and also kilndly send the prototype develope LEDs for the LED light through Mains. www. one of our valuable contributors. any way i will mail you in your id. 2010 at 4:32 am Hi. V GOPALAKRISHNA. When the battery is getting charged the sounde around 0. Rgds. 2010 at 9:50 pm Hi Colin yes i agree with you. i have already devoloped few circuits with pcb etc which are in use. If you have any simple inverter circuit please share. Faraz Khan says: May 15.7volt). with white LEDs the voltage requirement is 3 to 3. so please let me know any other id or send the circuit to my email id – anandhu1976@gmail. 2010 at 9:37 pm Dear Seetharaman. 2010 at 11:58 pm NOTE: Considering the doubts raised by many of our valuable readers in our Comments section. devang manseta says: May 3. If dont want negative voltage of 0.

Subsequently suggested earlier by you by reducing R15 to 560 ohms. So kindly suggest for the benefit of me as well as to all users as to. No switches are provided in the original circuit. could you pls tell me wht is the difference in the pins of LM317 & LM 317T?? i found both are same in the net. 2010 at 1:17 am Hi Krishna you can provide the switch between BD140 emitter and battery positive.LM217D2T LM317 LM317K LM317T LM317P LM317D2T Hi Anand send me a email seethasu@hotmail. I assembled the above circuit.. To improve charging current as I have mentioned earlier reduce R16 to 4E7 5Watts.LM217 LM217K LM217T . 2010 at 12:51 pm Dear VG Krishna. seetharaman says: April 30. India. When ever there is a higher charging current through R18 the LED will glow brightly and as it tapers off LED will become dim. Upon light is coming within a fraction of second.. Anand V G KRISHNA says: April 30. pls let me know . 2010 at 2:01 am Thankyou Seetharaman for your kind prompt reply.. Could yuou please send me the revised circuits with necessary changes in the components value?? i want to assemle the same from begining in a new board. Regards. 2010 at 12:17 pm Dear Seetharaman. V G KRISHNA says: April 29. All the 12 LEDs are glowing alright when I swith off the mains but it was taking 5 to 6 seconds for the LEDs to light after the power switch off. V. Anand devang manseta says: April 30. 2010 at 10:29 am hello. Hyderabad. Thank you for your reply.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 18/31 . collector through 470 ohms and an LED (I pre (BC148) emitter. Thanks a lot to you. Anand Anand says: April 30.. Now I request help from you. Regards. i need your help! please anyone who reads this and is aware of the problem please answer my question! i have tried the whole circuit leds glowing well but it glows even wen i switch off da mains i dont know wat to do? plz help n how do i rectify the batery is getting charged or not plz plz reply as soon as posssible! Anand says: April 30. i will recheck the same and get back to you if any help required.circuitstoday. Thannx for ur suggesions. necoz im using 317T. connect its emitter to D5 R16 junction base through 100 ohms resistance to R16 ZD1 junction. You can reduce For charge indication use BC158 transistor.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Type TO-3 TO-220 TO-220FP D2PAK LM117 LM117K .connecting 560 ohms resistance between the junction of D1 and R15 to common negative and reducing R16 to 4E7-5watts. regards. rgds. If you post or send the revised will help me a lot and also there wont be any confusion for me.Gopalakrishna. 2010 at 5:06 am Dear Seetharaman. Anand says: April 30. where to provide a switch for the emergency light portion to switch on/o www.com I will mail you my modified circuit. 2010 at 4:37 am Dear Seetharaman.

2010 at 9:07 am Dear Anand. as suggested by Sri Seetharaman abaove. the designed circuit is meant for 6volt when we adopt it to 12 volt we have to modify the circuit according Masandhie says: April 19. V G KRISHNA says: April 24. Vbe forward bias will be 0. Where to provide an LED light to indicate that the set is under charge. I assembled the above circuit and am happy on the success of it. Further more I want to share with you that as per the original circuit. www.GOPALAKRISHNA. I am verymuch interested in the circuit and Thanks to CIRCUITSTODAY for providing the circuit. But two things what I observed are 1) the LED lights are not glowing based upon the supply from the transformer alone.circuitstoday.01. when I measured the voltage at the two terminals before connecting to the 6v 4ah battery. For your problem. I tried this circuit exactly what you mentioned in the Circuit. please check up the assembly of your circuit for any ‘short’ connections and for correct pins of the transisters 1 a for LM 317 and LM 317 T. Kindly advise.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 19/31 . I want to increase the no. For increase in the light. 3) I have connected 12 LEds and only 6 or 7 led’s are working and that also not bright. of LEDs also . 2010 at 3:56 am Dear Seetharaman. regarding protection You may Admn to publish it bu which all will be benefitted. I am a retired (finance) person having interest in electronic hobby projects. Hyderabad. 2010 at 8:58 am I salute Sri Seetharaman for his expert and excellent advices being given by him. Through these columns. making thus the circuit comlete. I think. V. thanks VG KRISHNA says: April 8. it was only 0. unless i) we attach the 6V 4 ah. INDIA. Instead use 3 leds in series with 100 ohms resistance in series.20 but when I mesured the DC amps with multimeter set under DC 10 Ah. India. All the 12 LEDs are glowing rich. 2010 at 6:14 pm Hello Seetharaman i have tried the circuit and it work.and ii) only after will be convenient. V. seetharaman says: April 25. 2010 at 1:23 am Hello Seetharaman. thanks Figo says: April 6. 2) It is taking a few seconds (5 to 7 seconds) to the LED lights to glow.2v. V.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit keeping the set plugged on to mains on. 2010 at 9:53 pm Hi Masandhie Since you are using 12volt with 20LEDs 20 X 25 is 500mA current and the voltage drop across the trasistor will be 12-3=9volt 9 X 0. I thank S who are participating in sharing the ideas with their expert advice.Gopalakrishna. 2010 at 10:25 pm Hi Anand Please check the polarity of the zener diode.65 volt.Gopala krishna. in my experiment i use motorcycle 12v lead acid battery. it has improved to DC V 5. Thanks to CIRCUITS TODAY. 2) Out put voltage of the battery charging end shows Zero. can the BD140 changed with other series of transistor which has higher output current?and if it can what series do i had to applied? i have tried some series like TIP2955 or 3055 but it fail. with 7 loops (7 X 3 = 21 LEDs)The current will 7 X 25 175mA and the voltage drop a 11.87 DcV and a alterations. if it is made to glow when power is available (work as a night lamp) and auto changeover to Battery in case power goes. Hope this will be suffcient to charge the battery.5=0.Hyderabad.5 X 0.5Watts Hence BD140 will g will be wasting huge energy as heat. If it is connected as forward biased diode only this can happen.175A = 0. India. By reversing the zener will solve all your problems. seetharaman says: April 19.0875 the transistor will be cool running. 20 led with 3 resistor 27ohm/5w to limit the current and it work.I have assembled about two LED circuits which are working excellent. But I found following problems 1) The output of LM317 can be set maximum up to 2.5Volt Hence 0. Pls suggeste me wht will be the wrong. Overall the circuit is good. The preset 2. Anand says: April 24.2k is adjusted to maximum by me. GOOD LUCK.5A is 4. I am getting the maximum voltage pas 6. it is still measuring/playing between zero and 0. which I have seen from many a circuits. seetharaman says: April 6. battery in the circuit.the resistor will only get warm get very hot (i can put a fan on it but it will increase the battery life). 2010 at 8:48 am Hi Figo Vbeo indicates the reverse break down voltage of the trasistor base emitter junction. R15 is sufficient to limt Ibe. Thanks to ALL.94 v by adjusting the potentiometer. I am at loss to unders charge the 6V 4 Ah battery. HYDERABAD. this can be improved upon based upon the improvements suggested by Sr 2009 above. I want more and more such Projects. over the switch off of the mains.

25volt is end point of 6 volt battery(infact no useful energy is available below this from the battery discharge should be cut off(load should be cut off). 2010 at 5:57 am Hi Seetharaman. looks like you are also a professional guy in electronics design. an additional sensing circuit to be provided to cut off the load.5 V.5AH lead acid gel ce voltage and initial current <30%). I will try.But what be the possible wattage of this circuit. I want this change to make a rechargeable torch or a rechargeable bulb (which can sit in a bulb holder). Charging is taken care. 2010 at 6:27 pm Dear. The Vebo of T2 is 5V. 2010 at 3:53 am Hi Samba for Nicad or NiMH batteries constant current charging is important and NiMH cannot be trickled successfully even at 1/40 th of rated current for 40 hrs. Please tell me how to change the circuit. Let me check the circuit again and to see how to improve this circuit to make it perfected. If possible could you please let me know once Adm Circuits publish a circuit for my requirements. Please advice me how can i change the circuit. I want this because I want to setup this as buld and sit in a bulb holder. A good project. god blis elex Samba Damerla says: March 31. I will search Ni-MH charger circuits. 2010 at 2:21 am Hi Seetharaman. 6 volt 4. Shenzhen is not only a Battery city. charging NiMH are co are available in the net. Lots of modifications are required to the present circuit. 2010 at 1:50 am Hello Seetharaman. Thanks & Regards Samba Damerla seetharaman says: March 30. elex says: April 2. I don’t want to use 6v 4. only discharge is not taken care yes voltage less than 5. hehe.5 AH lead acid cell. www.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 20/31 . you can use Ni-MH battery charger using LT4060 appeared in Circuits today. Its ok if we reduce number of LED’s to 6. I will request Adm Circuits meet your requirement. By the way is it work if I replace present charging part of the circuit with Ni-MH charger (i mean can i still use BD140 if I replace the charging part of the circuit). 2010 at 3:23 am Hi Figo from the Battery city. I will add my comments here. Thanks Samba Damerla Figo says: March 29.circuitstoday. How much current required or what energy they consume. In my mind.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit I have two comments on this circuit. I have a sketch of discharge circuit to protect the battery. Thanks for your quick response. if you have any good ideal. it seems required a voltage comparator to detect the battery voltage. 2.{ fault in LM317(short)}. Samba Damerla says: March 30. the terminal voltage is limited to 6.8Volt and the max charge current is <30%. Thaks for your critical view. please also share with us here. 1. 2450 mAmp AA rechargeable cell. I mean when LEDs are on. I want use 4AA 1.5 V 2500mA rechargeable cell instead of Acid battery. you may also suggest your improvement in the circuit. Incase of bulb I don’t have a chanc Thanks and Regards Samba Damerla seetharaman says: March 26. Samba Damerla says: March 28. so we need add a 9V zener from base of T2 to GND. 2010 at 5:41 am Thanks SeethaRaman. Its fine if we reduce number of LED’s to six. but I do not know how to share this circuit here. instead of that I want to use four 1.

because i built it but it does not works automatic. set the voltage to 13. Masandhie says: March 25. 2010 at 7:47 am Thanks seetharam. Masandhie says: March 25. Please do not forget the good heat sink for T2. if i use a 12V lead acid battery that will flow to the Emitter of the T2 is it ok if i use a 15V input from my 1A transformer and can i change the ZD1 with 12V or 13V for charging the batte i try to use a 15ohm 5 watt to replace the r3…r14 wich will be connected paralel to my 25 LED…hopefully the current consumption will be 500mA maybe this http://ledcalc. 12 LEDs and their current limitting resistances in series.8volt.(T2. 36 LEDs will glow for more than 4 hrs non stop. You can use 3 LEDs in series in each loop(total of 36LEDs). riddick says: www. Ni-Cd or other type of battery. 2010 at 1:36 am Hi SEETHARAMAN. 2010 at 10:33 pm Hello Admin. Im very interesting in this circuit. Can you send me a 70 LEDs circuit configuration. 2010 at 2:28 am Hi Masandhie yes you can use 12 volt battery and replace with 12 to 15volts transformer. 2010 at 5:30 am Thanks a lot SEETHARAMAN that’s helps me a lot seetharaman says: March 25. This is Figo come from Shenzhen of China. Seetharaman. 2010 at 12:19 am Hi Sathika you can add similar circuits in parallel. that is from BD140. seetharaman says: March 17. seetharaman says: March 20. but I have some concerns: 1. 2010 at 2:35 am its not a complete circuit.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 21/31 . For BD140 center collector left emitter and right base. Hope get your response soon. LED1 to LED12 and their series resistances R3 to R14) 6 sets in parallel.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Figo says: March 25. 2010 at 1:42 am Thanks. when supply ON. How to limit the charging current to avoid damage to battery due to a higher chanrging current when some fault occured. lucky says: March 17. 2010 at 8:25 pm Hi Lucky Kindly check T2. 2010 at 2:38 am What about the zener diode ZD1. Also hope we have more discussion here with guys in the world. How to limit the discharging current to make the battery will not be damaged due to over-discharging? 2. LED1 to 12 and R3 to R14. But the battery will last fo lucky says: March 20. So that you can drive 72 LEDs.5AH capacity. 2010 at 2:24 am Hi Lucky you can add similar circuits (with R15. 2010 at 5:23 am Hi Masandhie Sorry I have missed. then its glow and when suplly is disconnenect then its also glow… Why??? whats a problem seetharaman says: March 15. Due to manufacturing spread the LED with least resistance will try to pass high current since no limitation limit the current through individual LEDs (safe limit of 25mA each in this case)when connected in parallel.5watts) Masandhie says: March 25. becoz different battery has different charging character. You cannot paralllel all the LEDs and connect a common single resistance. 3. You ca ohms. TR2.circuitstoday. During power on base will be more positive than emitter hence T2 gets reverse biased. for each additional 12 LED the battery is also capable of handling the load. hence T2 will no of LEDs.com/#calc will help lucky says: March 21. the present battery with 4. i check it. yes you have to increase it to 13 volt zener with the same wattage(0. does it function to limit the charging to battery?is it necessary to change the zener diode with the higher value? seetharaman says: March 25. What type of battery we can used on this circuit? such as Lead-acid battery.

2010 at 11:25 pm Reply to Vikas Billa Current rating of Transformer X1 must be 2A. the 4.6 volts at 25mA.com admin says: February 26. Arifuddin Sheik says: February 28.2V.so 80mA is drop across transistor. better set the open circuit voltage at charging terminal to 13.5 ah battery is enough. 2010 at 1:45 am thanks for makin such a ckt…. 2010 at 11:42 pm here in the above circuit they used 14 leds. I will try. 4. Seetharaman says: March 2. with 100 ohm curren voltage drop across transistor a 12 volt DC supply is required.. Emergency lights are standard in new commercial and high buildings. An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage. Most building codes require that they be installed in older buildings as well. 2010 at 11:34 pm hello i want to use 40 leds suggest the corrections in the circuit idris says: February 10. I plan to build the led part. 2010 at 7:00 am Hi SEETHARAMAN. this reply is for md arifuddin sheik’s quiery. Now my question i have to connect 40 leds…so what will be the output current of my transformer . for 3 white modern leds (available in india)you require 3.5AH battery you can have a minimum of 16 hrs non stop run. I have few spare LEAD-ACID batteries and was looking for a circuit to charge those (6v. All units have some sort of a reflector to focus and intensify the light they prod Sathika says: March 3.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 22/31 . Sathika says: March 2. You require a series r 12 Volt 4. yes it is for a 12volt supply. but back up time will be less. This circuit needs that protection of low voltage. Planning to build few led projects to prepare for the power cuts in the coming su www.as it was our project finally we got good marks… ravinder says: February 1.6 volt which will be just correct for lead acid gel cell. so pls explain how we can attach 3LEDs in series with same setup(anyway circuit is having 100ohm with 6v bat). the life of battery may decrease. please suggest me vikas billa says: February 25. I will test the charger with a battery in the next few days. Output voltage is 7v and the charging current is – 200ma.. but appreciate if you can tell me how can i add more LEDs (30 or 40) in to this same circuit (With 6v battery). I mean when LEDs are on. 2010 at 9:52 am Thanks Seetharaman for your quick reply. How much current required or what energy they consume. i am using this circuit with my existing solar lantern with built in 7 watt energy saver tube’s battery supply. 2010 at 9:43 am Hi you can use 3 LEDs in series.The ouput current from transformer is 500mA. Next. I bought few small led’s and one 3W PRO LIGHT LED( approx – 3$). I’m very very new to electronics & still i’m lerning.2 X 3 9. what should i change? It’s great diagram. diode and variable Voltage regulator. 2010 at 5:25 am How many hours of decent backup will we get using this circuit. hence you will have a total of 48 LEDs glowing(lots of illumination)still with the same current consumption of appoximately 250mA. 2010 at 9:35 pm Hi sathika. or are you planing to seetharaman says: March 1. The emergency lighting heads are usually either PAR 36 sealed beams or wedge base lamps. The lights consist of one or more incandescent bulbs or one or more clusters o diodes (LED). If we use changes we have to make to R16. but can’t see the facility with post reply section here.it is really workin.whether i have to change the battery.5 AH). Modern emergency lighting is installed in virtually every commercial and high occupancy residential building. We can increase the LM317 o/p to 13v. If battery drains below 10.each led takes 30mA so 14*30mA=420mA. I have built only the charger part.But what be the possible wattage of this circuit. 2010 at 12:58 am After a long gap in electronics I have built this circuit. also. fit a small heat sink to BD140 vikas billa says: February 25. 2010 at 10:37 pm A good project.circuitstoday. such as college dormitories.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit March 5. But do we need any other changes apart from the LED current limiting re Arifuddin Sheik arifuddin2007@gmail.

what changes are required in circuit? 1.. Am I correct? 2.. By reducing R16 to 4E7 5 watt the charging could be improved to over night in m vivin says: December 16. BC107. 2009 at 9:36 pm BC548 can be replace with transistors like BC148. 2009 at 2:37 am Thanks for the very useful domestic gadget during present days of power cuts.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 23/31 .circuitstoday. 2009 at 2:34 am hello dears i want a similar circuit with 12v & simple bulb of 50w because i want much more light... To make the lamp work I have to forward bias transistor T2. 2009 at 8:48 pm what can use in the place of BC548 cause I can’t by this . cause I can buy this can something take place in this place . want to know the function and work of each component used.. R3-R14 resistor should be 1k each.. 2N2222 etc gurmeet says: November 4.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit Seetharaman says: December 29. 2009 at 11:36 pm hello. Will tranformer of 9v 500mA charger 12v battery? If not should 12v 1000ma transformer be used... plz do help i need it for my final year project thanks pls e-mail to my inbox snowboy3k@yahoo... 2009 at 9:45 pm Good ckt but will you please give circuit diagram for same emergency light using npn transistor yeeshin says: October 4.i will like to have more info n details based on AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY LIGHT... 2N2222 etc can be used instead of BC548 admin says: November 13.com.I’m making this now……………….can help me please I’m making this ckt now plz yee shin says: October 20.. 2009 at 11:07 pm hello. How much time will be required to charge 12v battery? 3.. 2009 at 10:28 pm what can use in the place of BC548 . can help me please …………. 2009 at 8:40 pm If I use 12v 9A battery. rohit mukherjee says: October 2..... kunal says: October 7. want to know the function and work of each component used.I’m making the ckt now…………..when i connect the battery the 16 ohm resistace gets burnt the led blink for sometime and then it goes off the resistance gets b Thanks IFTIKHAR says: August 26.i do appreciate isaac says: November 17. BC107. 2009 at 7:07 am how much time will it need to fully charge befor it stop charging? www. plz do help i need it for my fin pls e-mail to my inbox snowboy3k@yahoo.pl help THANKS mhanelle says: July 31. 2009 at 10:42 pm hi can i use the BC547 in the place of BC548 cause the store have not this BC548 Please Please I need to know .. I have reduced R5 to 560 ohms and connecte between junction of D1 & R5 to common negative. 2009 at 9:37 pm BC148... Which made the LEDs come on when power failed.com.. 2009 at 9:23 am how to make emergency with maximum white led in a 6 volt batt isaac says: November 17. Yee shin says: October 21. 2009 at 3:05 am hey friends plz help me I am having a problem with this circuit.i will like to have more info n details based on this project..i do appreciate admin says: November 13.

5K resistor. 2009 at 1:49 pm TAHIR Assuming that the LED’s you are using are standard white LED’s with forward volt drop of 2V and current consumption of 20mA. 2009 at 9:17 am good site for hobbyists S Mukherjee says: December 28. Circuit will not work properly. 2009 at 12:00 pm ok its quite fine if the ratings are same peter nyondo says: March 12.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit mhanelle says: July 31. 2009 at 1:31 am i assembled this circuit and use 24 led 5mm but problem is that all leds became dim after a few seconds.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 24/31 . Kichler Lighting says: February 25. 2009 at 9:31 am Can’t i use any other pnp transistors(same ratings) in place of BD140. www. please let me know abhay says: January 13. 2009 at 4:39 am There is promble of charging of battery it takes 20-36 hrs hyla says: January 12. then this fault is most likely caused from the resistor R connected like this. 2008 at 8:35 pm What will happen if i use a 12v rechargeable battery instead of 6v battery? should i have to change any components? if so then can u give the exact circuit diagram. so you have 2 in every chanel. 2009 at 12:22 pm What will happen if i use a 12v rechargeable battery instead of 6v battery shanika says: May 16.48A). The circuit was designed for 12 LED’s and not 24.02 = 0. anaz says: June 13. 2009 at 7:05 am how many hours will the battery last? twits4twats says: June 17. 2009 at 10:17 am i got 12V 7A battery so can any one pls modify this circuit for it and i need more bulbs too pls help me abhay says: April 1.circuitstoday. For R3 – R14. the chances are that your ba admin says: June 17. General rule of thumb for LED’s is to limit current to 10 of the LED. 2009 at 7:40 am This is great information for anyone whoever wanted to know what the inside of a light looked like.Double amount of current will flow through the LEDs during battery mode (can cause damage to LEDs).2K each. and the resistors are all about 0. in have several pnp transistors in stock. T2 (BD140) can switch up to -1.5A so this won’t be the problem (24 x 0. if any one has suggestion.5K each. 2009 at 12:07 am If you use a 12V battery instead of the 6V . if a 12V supply is used. TAHIR says: February 6. Im new to electronics a this kind of hobby things. If the extra LED’s are connected in parallel to the original ones. in other words there are now 24 seperate channels.use a 1K resistor and therefore for a 6V supply use a 0. try changing the values to 0. 2009 at 6:41 pm dEAR TAHIR CHAKE 2. Battery will not get fully charged.2k vr1[preset] or short by 1k2resistance admin says: March 28. How have you connected the extra 12 LED’s? If they are just placed in series with the existing LED’s.

Riaz Get Daily Updates via Email Enter your email Subscribe Latest Articles 8 channel light chaser using 8051 Blinking LED using 8051 4 Books to Learn 8051 Microcontroller-Indian editions Push pull amplifier Working with MPLAB IDE What is Real Time Operating System (RTOS). Regards. A good project.circuitstoday. 2008 at 1:06 am Dear. I will try.5/12/12 Automatic LED Emergency Light Circuit riaz says: November 6.But what be the possible wattage of this circuit. How much current required or what energy they consume.com/automatic-led-emergency-light 25/31 . I mean when LEDs are on.How it works? Introduction to MPLAB IDE 4 Great Books to Learn Basic Electronics Frequency counter circuit Standard Library & String Formatting for AVR Categories 101-Announcements 555 Timer IC 8051 projects Amplifier Circuits Audio Circuits Automotive Circuits Basic Electricity Battery Circuits Cable TV Circuits Camera Technology Clipping and Clamping Circuits Clocking & Timer Circuits Conversion Circuits www.

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