10mm LED Specifications

10mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

10mm LED10mm LED DimensionsLEDs are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. We carry a wide assortment of the most common models of 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, and 10mm LEDs.

The size refers to the outside diameter of the LED, with 5mm being the most common LED model. 3mm LEDs are the smallest and used in tight-fitting applications. 8mm and 10mm models are used to output as much light as possible.

10mm Super Bright LED

Super bright 10mm LEDs are extremely bright with a wide beam angle. They’re good for use in your projects, illuminations, headlamps, spotlights, car lighting, models, or anywhere where you need low power, high-intensity reliable lighting, or indication. They have standard .1″ pin spacing, which allows them to go easily into a breadboard and will add that extra zing to your project.

How To Identify LED Terminal Leads

Red LED Pictorial Showing Anode and Cathode along with Schematic Symbol

An LED has a positive (Anode) lead and a negative (Cathode) lead. The schematic symbol of the LED is similar to the diode except for two arrows pointing outwards. The Anode (+) is marked with a triangle, and the Cathode (-) is marked with a line.

The longer lead of an LED is generally the positive (Anode), while the shorter lead is the negative (cathode).