LED Light Bar - White (SMD)

Want to make a 12 ft GPS wall clock? This is the perfect item to light it up! Even if that's not the project you are looking to build, these light bars pack quite a bit of light into three small white LED's and they are very easy to set up with no soldering required.

The white LED Light Bar is a pre-packaged strip of 3 high-output LEDs powered by 12VDC. Each unit comes with a fully assembled and tested PCB with current limiting resistors, a wall-mount holder and peel-away sticky foam backing, and polarized connection cables. Each LED Light Bar absorbs approximately 55mA @ 12V.

  • 3.6x 0.59" (92x15mm)
  • Mounting Hole OD is 0.15" (3.8mm)

LED Light Bar - White (SMD) Product Help and Resources

LED Light Bar Hookup

September 24, 2013

A quick overview of SparkFun's LED light bars, and some examples to show how to hook them up.

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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Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM / about 8 years ago / 1

    I think I'm going to put these on my bike.

  • sethborders / about 9 years ago / 1

    What's the gauge of the wire leads?

  • khearn / about 11 years ago / 3

    What's the color temperature of these? Are they warm or cold white?

  • Invisible / about 10 years ago / 1

    Are these diffuse or do they provide a wide light pattern? I also would prefer these in blue.

  • Member #280071 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Are you going to be getting these in blue?

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Very Bright.

I bought two of these to light our computer keyboard so we could use it when the lights were out. I was going to cut an old USB cable to power these from the computers USB port. Unfortunately the desk was designed in a way that I couldn't do that. Instead, one of them became a nightlight (and I lost the other). I am using a 6-volt power supply and it is bright enough to light up the room, but not too brightly. Because it has three LEDs on it, everything casts three shadows. I plan on using these to make automatic emergency backup lights in the near future.

Light the way!

Better than the flexible strips that require dedicated control logic, the LED bar really is that last-minute item you have to add to your basket. Works very well from a small 5V-to-12V booster circuit, powered from and Arduino to light my acrylic enclosure - makes for a showstopper!