Luxeon Rebel High Power LED - Red

Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying this LED in our catalog. This page is for reference only.

This is a super-high intensity Luxeon Rebel LED, red in color. These LEDs provide optimized light quality and efficiency to address a number of project needs, including LED illumination.

These LEDs can be blindingly bright and have a max forward current of 1A! This LED has a typical forward voltage of 3VDC (2.55V to 3.99V range). They're also tiny; measuring in at about 3 x 4.5 mm.

These LEDs can get toasty; you may want to consider adding some form of heatsinking to them. In addition to the heatsink, we also carry a lense and lense carrier specific to the rebel LEDs. Those components are all part of a solderless LED holder, they all snap together and really simplify the connection to these LEDs.

Luxeon Rebel High Power LED - Red Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

3 Soldering

Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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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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  • Okay, so now I've got this ridiculously bright LED that I can put on my bike taillight, that can turn up to 1A of current into "Hey! Don't hit me!"
    And I've got a ridiculously light LiPoly battery pack to run it with, and a heatsink to keep it from melting when I pour that current across the LED. (In fact, I can short a small LiPoly across the LED without destroying either one, but I figure I'm just being saved by the current limiter in the LiPoly pack.)
    But now I want to make it blink. Actually, I want to make a couple of them blink, for maximum "Hey! I'm here! In traffic! Don't hit me!" effect.
    Which means, since my preferred source of programmable blinkiness (an ATtiny25) can't handle that kind of current, I need some sort of switching component that can.
    Most common transistors can't switch 1A either. Even the Darlingtons I can find are 500mA. Relays can handle it, and it seems that so can a TRIAC. But relays are noisy and heavy, and I've never worked with TRIACs before.
    Anyone got any recommendations for turning these puppies on and off really quick?

    • you could use the relay driver sold on this site and bond two channels together for full amp

    • depending on how many LEDs you plan to use, this:
      http://www.sparkfun.com/products/312
      will work for you since it is simple to hook up and you can "gang up" 2 or more of the channels per LED for more current. HTH

    • Easy. Use a couple N-channel MOSFETs like the IRF510. At least 4 volts will turn it on and it can handle up to 4 amps. You can do cool PWM fades, ramps, etc. with it too, it's just a transistor after all.

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