We tend to over-simplify the act of dropping an LED into a circuit. But do you know what all of those specs in the data sheet mean?
Welcome to July and thanks for stopping by! Today on ATP we’re going to look a bit more in-depth at LEDs. How complicated could that be? Turns out to be a bit more than you might think. What’s with the different voltages for different colors? What’s a candela or a lumen? Is this thing going to burn? While you can generally get away with using rules of thumb alone, you just might want to brush up on some of the finer points of LED selection and operation. I’ll pick out a few of the choice specs and give you the low-down.
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