LED - RGB Diffused Common Cathode (25 pack)

We all know that you can never get too many LEDs. Don't worry, we've got you covered. This is a pack of 25 LEDs all conveniently packaged in a nice reusable ESD safe bag. Make that next project shine!

  • 25 RGB LEDs
  • Standard size - T1 3/4 5mm
  • 2800/6500/1200 mcd brightness
  • 2.0V/3.2V/3.2V forward drop
  • Max current 20mA

LED - RGB Diffused Common Cathode (25 pack) Product Help and Resources

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  • As Dre wrote 9 years ago, the insert in the package is incorrect. The green and ground pins are reversed. The downloadable manufacturer's spec sheet is correct... they don't spell out ground but you can figure it out.

  • From somewhere else:
    The included sheet is incorret, and has the green and ground pins swapped.

  • I used these to illuminate paper Minecraft avatars, as indicators for when players are logged in to my server. The diffuse housing and bright LEDs illuminate the (1" cube heads of the) avatars nicely, even in bright indoor light. I can run 5 at full brightness (with the recommended 150Ω/330Ω resistors) without a problem from a USB-powered Teensy's digital out pins.

    Project notes, photos, video.

  • Presumably these LEDs are the same as these:
    http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=10017
    so they are common cathode.
    Maybe you want to add that to the info.
    (feel free to delete the comment afterwards :p)

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