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Description: There are more and more hobbyists taking advantage of surface mount technology these days. With affordable tools like hot air and hotplate reflow ovens, electronics enthusiasts are shrinking their projects down to new levels of portability. Unfortunately, It’s not always easy to get your hands on small amounts of SMD parts so here’s a part that every project could use more of: tiny little LEDs.

That’s right, each pack includes 25 tiny red 1206 SMD LEDs in cut-tape packaging. These are great for status lights or for building really small LED matrices. Don’t expect them to be super bright, they’re basically the standard red LED that shows up on our LilyPad Micro LED boards, and are slightly larger than a 0603 SMD LED.


  • Forward Voltage: 2.0 V
  • Brightness: 120 mcd


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Customer Comments

  • 1) Thanks for carrying these, it’s so annoying to have to put a seperate order in to digikey for only a few things like this.

    2) I wish you’d carry more smd parts like these, especially in the 0805 size, which is the smallest my old eyes can work with.

    3) I think these should be pretty bright at 120mcd. For maximum current, use a 150 ohm resistor for 5V or a 60 ohm resistor for 3.3V. Though personally, I’d just use a 330ohm.

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