Unprotected 18650 in series, but very low draw

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Unprotected 18650 in series, but very low draw

How dangerous would this be?

Basically I have a ton of 18650’s that are not protected, and wanted to leverage them to power up some 5mm flat top LED’s. 3 or 4 would put me nicely in the 12ish volt range.

The draw would be super low… comments/suggestions?

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parallel the leds and their current limit resistors.
then if more runtime is needed parallel the batteries.much safer than unprotected series cells.easier to charge too.