LED Light Bar - Red

Replacement:COM-12015. We are now carrying an SMD version of this LED Light Bar, go check it out! This page is for reference only.

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

The red 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 a polarized connection cable. Each LED Light Bar only absorbs approximately 30mA @ 12V.

  • 3.08x 0.59" (78x15mm)
  • Mounting hole OD is 0.176" (4.5mm)

LED Light Bar - Red Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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  • Just got mine, fairly bright would say each LED is around 700MCD for the red.

  • I bought a few of these recently, and although they say 30mA @ 12V, if you remove the limiting resistor, these will easily run off the 5V that an Arduino outputs. I eventually ended up de-soldering the LEDs, but they work fine in the module. These are definately very bright, even at 5V, but they are only very bright looking straight at them from the front, whereas from the sides they are less bright. Just as a note, the wall mounting clips have double sided adhesive on the back of them, although you cannot see this from the picture. Mine came with white leads, and unlike the description, the leads and the sockets are not polarised such that the modules cannot be wired in reverse. Linking these things together in chains does not decrease the brightness at all,so there is no need to link them all individually to a power source.

  • I'd say they would be ok to read outside in day light, especially with the Reds. Though it may be a bit hard to read depending on how bright it is outside.

    • Actually, the color red is difficult to see outside, which is why there are two red LEDs per pixel in large outdoor HDTVs. Green is the easiest to see.

  • Are these bright enough to be read outside at a distance, assuming you were to create 7-segment LED's with these?

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