LED - Basic Red 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 red LED. The lens is 3mm in diameter, and is diffused.

  • 1.8-2.2VDC forward drop
  • Max current: 20mA
  • Suggested using current: 16-18mA
  • Luminous Intensity: 150-200mcd

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  • pomprrocker / about 16 years ago / 3

    What are the specs on this LED?
    I had some red 3mm leds from radio shack and they were very dim next to these.
    The ones from radio shack are 3mm red low intensity t-1 size 3v 15mA 2.5mcd

  • Member #229692 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Do I need to add resistors to these LED's when connecting them in parallel to Lilypad?

  • your_mom / about 13 years ago / 1

    I like

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