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LEDs and Resisters

I got some red LED bolts to put the license plate on my Vulcan 750 but I've come across a few references to the need to use resisters with LEDs. Anyone got any advice on this?
I hooked them up to a 12VDC power supply to see how they looked and they lit up just fine.
Do I need to put a resister on each one?
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I got some red LED bolts to put the license plate on my Vulcan 750 but I've come across a few references to the need to use resisters with LEDs. Anyone got any advice on this?
I hooked them up to a 12VDC power supply to see how they looked and they lit up just fine.
Do I need to put a resister on each one?

Do you have the specs on them? Do you have a Multimeter that will read current and ohms? How many are there? 2 or 4? Got any old parts ( dead TVs are my favorite ) laying around where you could rip out a variable resistor?
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the led license plate bolts have built in limiting resistors.. no need for any others.. infact, just about every automotive or motorcycle aftermarket led will have the appropriate limiting resistors installed, so that they work properly on 12v (or so) electrical systems.

my led turn signals have built in resistors, didnt need to add any external. if you get an Led 1157 replacement bulb (for tail/brake light), it will have the appropriate limiting resistors internally. just a couple examples

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Great! That's what I needed to know.
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