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LED - Basic Yellow 3mm

LEDs - those blinky things. A must have for power indication, pin status, opto-electronic sensors, and fun blinky displays.

This is a very standard, yellow LED. The lens is 3mm in diameter and it is diffused.

  • 2.0-2.4VDC forward drop
  • Max current: 20mA
  • Suggested using current: 16-18mA
  • Luminous Intensity: 40-100mcd

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