Three Flashing LED Doorbells For The Hearing Impaired

Posted on Feb 6, 2014

When the push switch is operated - the buzzer will sound and the LEDs will begin to flash. For the hearing members of the household - the buzzer acts as a regular doorbell. It also re-assures the visitor that the doorbell is working. When the push switch is released the buzzer will stop - but the LEDs will continue to flash. The length of time the

Three Flashing LED Doorbells For The Hearing Impaired
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y will go on flashing is set by the values of R2 & C1. With the values shown in the diagram - the LEDs will flash for a further 30 seconds or so. If you make R2 a variable resistor, you can adjust the time period. If you want longer than 30 seconds - increase the value of C1 or R2. The last circuit will flash up to two groups of 3 LEDs in tandem. This circuit will flash the two groups alternately. The alternate flashing creates the illusion of movement - and makes the display more eye-catching. Note that - although I`ve drawn the two groups of LEDs side by side - the individual LEDs can be mounted in any pattern you like. The main difference between this circuit and the last one - is the addition of the two transistor switches. The switches will each flash up to 15 groups of 3 LEDs. And - because they are getting power directly from the battery - the LEDs will glow at their full brilliance. The Support Material for these circuits includes detailed circuit descriptions - and all the information you need to adapt them to a different supply voltage. Link

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