Super Bright LED - Red 10mm

Huge 10mm through-hole LEDs. Mood light an entire wall!

  • 625-630nm Red
  • 2.1-2.3VDC Forward Voltage
  • 80mA Forward Current
  • 30 degree viewing angle
  • 10,000-12,000 MCD output

Super Bright LED - Red 10mm Product Help and Resources

Red Box Robot Hookup Guide

November 23, 2016

Turn an iconic SparkFun red box into an obstacle-avoiding robot.

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

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Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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  • Wolfram / about 11 years ago * / 1

    These LEDs are aptly named! (You'll probably need some sort of diffuser.)

  • Thesmug / about 11 years ago / 1

    Anybody else order these and get UV leds instead?

  • kg2li / about 12 years ago / 1

    I added a few of the green 10mm Super Brights to my last order just for fun, Sparkfun # COM-08861. Just 5 mA was enough to make the green ones hurt your eyes; 40 mA lit up the room. I would imagine that these red ones are just as impressive.

  • NewsparkFunCusty / about 13 years ago / 1

    any chance of 25 packs of these?

  • Scottm / about 14 years ago / 1

    Wow I loved this LED. I put it into a one dollar flashlight along with two extra diodes to drop voltage and Wah-La! I have a very powerful red flashlight for under three bucks!

    • Scottm / about 12 years ago / 2

      I've made more of these flashlights and instead of using diodes I have switched to a 6.8 ohm resistor. This pulls about 87 mA on a full 3V which seems to be about right for a 2 AA cell flashlight.

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