Originally Posted by BetterSense
I never said anything about capacitance? I never said LED? I am confused. My indicator is incandescent. What kind of LED comes with a capacitor?
Oops, I assumed it was an LED, LED panel lights have become the norm. Inside most cheap LED pilot lights is a resistor/capacitor circuit (there are other ways also) to allow then to run off higher voltage AC. An incandescent MAY survive, but will get brighter and hotter.
A diode alone is not going to convert 240V AC to 120V AC. Since it is an incandescent, a resistor as stated above would work as long as it was of suitable wattage. You'll need to double the resistance of the bulb. This isn't a great way to do this though, for what its worth your probably better off getting a new indicator.