LED - 5mm Cycling RGB (fast)

These color-changing LEDs take the work out of creating crazy, flashy, blinky... ness. Simply apply power and the LED will cycle through the RGB colorspace: no external controller necessary! These bright and festive LEDs make great decorations, LED "throwies", indicator lights, etc. Typical forward voltage is 2V.

These 5mm LEDs are of the "fast-changing" variety, meaning they fade-cycle very quickly through several colors and then flash-cycle through several more colors before starting all over again.

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  • JamesJarvis / about 9 years ago / 1

    Your description says that has a Vf of 2 volts. But at that voltage all it does is slowly vary the intensity of the red. If you read the data sheet it says Vdd is more like 4.5 volts ... at which voltage it actually makes colors and does neat stuff.

  • MACSBOOST / about 12 years ago / 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iFE9r0Aq-k&feature=youtube_gdata_player this contraption uses 2 sets of 4 in series. when in series they seem to have a neat interaction with each other.

  • Kamiquasi / about 12 years ago / 1

    Can these be featured in a product video? The descriptions seem to indicate different patterns (and not just different speeds), but the datasheets are all the same one, with the following timing graph (color representation): http://i.imgur.com/jZZpG.jpg

    • MostThingsWeb / about 12 years ago / 1

      There's a new product post every Friday with product demonstrations. So check back tomorrow around noon EST.

      • Kamiquasi / about 12 years ago / 1

        Yeah, I just know the videos tend to be made pretty much before said Friday :) I'll keep an eye out, though :D

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