Ok I bought a led scanner to replace my third brake light. It uses 16 blue 5mm leds. Im replacing the blue leds to 16 red 10mm ones. The problem is that the led board regulates the voltage to 5 volts. Then uses 271ohm surface mount resistors of some size to drop it down to around 1-1.2 volts. I talk to the company that made the board and they told me I could replace the Surface mount resistors with lower value ones for more brightness. I did the calculations and found I need 100ohm 1/8 watt resistors to achieve around 3.2-3.4 volts at 20ma. The question is where do I buy surface mount resitors and what size do i need. here are some pics. The resistors say 271 on them and I tested them with a multi meter and found them to be 270 ohm resistors which is what I expected. Any input would be appriciated.
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