The Metal Pushbutton - Latching (16mm, Red) has a backlight that is rated for 5-12V. I am using it to switch a 12V circuit. I would like to give it a dual brightness function so that it is dimly lit using a resistor and diode to drop the voltage down to 5V when in the “off” state, and fully lit in the “on” state.
What is the current draw at each of these voltages, so I can choose the correct wattage resistor and diode?
Unfortunately I don’t have a variable power source at home so I cannot test it for myself.