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LED - Basic Yellow 5mm

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

This is a very basic 5mm LED with a yellow lens. It has a typical forward voltage of 2.0V and a rated forward current of 20mA.

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

LED - Basic Yellow 5mm Product Help and Resources

SparkFun Paper Circuit Kits

July 5, 2018

Learn how to build a simple paper circuit using copper tape, a 5mm LED, and a 3V coin cell battery.

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.

2 Electrical Prototyping

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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