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    Are there any bright LED's that can be powered by a laptop? I recently dismantled a Dell D610, soldered the power switch to the modem port and while I was at it, I managed to solder a phone cable to the power indicator LED. Now there's enough voltage to power a regular red/green/yellow LED but it's not enough to power for the LED in this power button I purchased. I then bought some 3.5v bright white LED's off eBay but they won't even light with the laptop. Is there such a thing as a bright white LED that runs on 1.5v-2v? I'd really like to have the fading effect while the system is asleep. It took a lot of work to take the system apart completely and solder wires to something that small so I'd hate to see it go to waste.