QUOTE(throwingks @ Apr 29 2007, 09:52 PM)
In the case of the resistor, what difference will we see depending on the value?
I.E. Higher value resistor = dimmer light?
I don't belive it affects the brightness of the leds since you are not interupting the power to the leds themselves... This is basically just a circuit to turn them on when the system is powered up... The resistor is just to "condition" the current. (I belive, could be wrong)...