Triple Output LED RGB - SMD

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This is the very popular RGB combo but in SMD form. These units have four pads with a common anode configuration. Use this one LED for three status indicators or pulse width modulate all three and get mixed colors! Simple breakout board available below.

Iv (Typical):

  • Red: 81mcd
  • Green: 130mcd
  • Blue: 54mcd

Vf (Typical):

  • Red: 2.0V
  • Green: 3.5V
  • Blue: 3.5V

Wavelength (λD - nm):

  • Red: 615nm
  • Green: 530nm
  • Blue: 470nm

Triple Output LED RGB - SMD Product Help and Resources

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  • LuckyLepton / about 13 years ago / 3

    The image shows 3 for $2.25, however I don't know how many you get for that price. It would be nice if Sparkfun stated the quantity.

  • CHaskins / about 15 years ago / 3

    any thought of a breakout board for this, maybe the slight possibility of it setup for fitting on the 4x4 button pad breakout? I think that that would be a nice challange.

  • CHaskins / about 15 years ago / 2

    oh wait, nevermind, lol I see it now.... but still maybe something smaller with a footprint for fitting under the buttons of the led compatible button pad...

  • Member #625649 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hi guys, when using eagle do i need to add a resistor for these leds?(Im trying to make a custom arduino 5V) Thanks!

    • Kamiquasi / about 10 years ago / 1

      Yep - as with most LEDs when driven with an Arduino, you'll want to add a resistor to protect the LED / the Arduino, and reduce power use / brightness.

      You can use an online LED calculator to get the 'minimum' resistor values to use for the LEDs (the forward voltage for each LED is given in the description), but depending on the application you may want to use a dummy value until you get one of these LEDs in and determine for yourself whether a higher value resistor is preferable.

  • Member #400298 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Still no breakout available?

  • TECH GEEK / about 12 years ago / 1

    Sadly I will be buying these off ebay. I can't afford to pay $0.75 for each (assuming this is for 3 of them) when I need 500 to 1000. I love SparkFun and have never missed a news post but I'm not paying 2k for what I can get for $40

  • Caliber Mengsk / about 13 years ago / 1

    Holy crap! Is that the cost of just one of the little suckers?

  • Hi,<br />
    <br />
    They work quite well with 100 ohm resistor at 3.3V ... maybe better with lower ohm resistor.<br />
    <br />
    Regards,<br />

  • Did anyone tried with 3.3V ?<br />
    <br />
    Regards,<br />

  • tz / about 14 years ago / 1
    If you need small (there is a slightly brighter nonstock one).
    1.6mm x 1.6mm.
    Digikey has the datasheet, but you have to ask their tech support.

  • TWMIV / about 14 years ago / 1

    The photo would probably work better with a black background. The white color of the body is being blown out.

  • Tycho Vhargon / about 14 years ago / 1

    "... breakout board available below."
    I don't see it...

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