Pull down resistor

Hi,

I have two pins as inputs to detect a HIGH but I was having issues with the digital pins flipping back and forth between High and Low without any actual input. After doing some research I learnt that I needed a Pull down resistor connected to ground. So I connected a 10k resistor to each input pin I'm using to the ground.

I got it working as intended apart from now the two output pins that I have going to two LEDs have low voltage and are very dim. I got around this by putting in a transistor with a stronger voltage and using the low from the output pins as the switch.

Is there a better way to do this? Prior to the pull down resistors being installed on the inputs the output pins were very high.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Hi LarryD, Thanks for the quick reply.

What I Have is pin 10 and pin 7 times two. But for some reason the LEDs only light up very dim. I have them alternating flashing at the moment so only one is drawing at once. Would you have any idea why that would be?

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