3mm LED Specifications

3mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

3mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

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

The size refers to the outside diameter of the LED. 3mm LEDs are the smallest and used in tight-fitting applications, while 8mm and 10mm models are used where you want to get out as much light as possible.

Super bright 3mm LEDs are incredibly bright good for use in your projects, illuminations, headlamps, spotlights, car lighting, models.

3mm LEDs can be used anywhere where you need low power, high-intensity reliable light, or indication. They 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).

3mm LED Electrical and Optical Specifications

3mm LED ModelLED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical Characteristics
PURC0283-01

LED Dot - Purple
LED Dot - PurpleSuper Bright
Purple
Intensity: 160mcd
Colour Freq: 390-400nm
Viewing Angle: 18º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.3v-3.6v
Typical: 3.4v
Current: 18mA
PNKC0283-01

LED Color Dot - Pink
LED Color Dot - PinkSuper Bright
Pink
Intensity: 8,800 mcd
Colour Freq: 660-665nm
Viewing Angle: 18º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 18mA
WC0283-01

LED Dot - White
LED Dot - WhiteSuper Bright
White
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: 6000-6500
Viewing Angle: 28º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.6v-2.9v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 18mA
WWC0283-02

LED Dot - White
LED Dot - WhiteSuper Bright
Warm White
Intensity: 5,500mcd
Colour Freq: 2800-3200
Viewing Angle: 28º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.5v-2.9v
Typical: 2.7v
Current: 18mA
BC0283-01

LED Dot - Blue
LED Dot - BlueSuper Bright
Blue
Intensity: 2,000mcd
Colour Freq: 470-475nm
Viewing Angle: 28º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.6v-2.8v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 18mA
BF0993-02

LED Dot - Blue
LED Dot - BlueBright Blue
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 1,800mcd
Colour Freq: 460-465nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 18mA
GC0283-01

LED Dot - Green
LED Dot - GreenSuper Bright
Green
Intensity: 3,500mcd
Colour Freq: 520-570nm
Viewing Angle: 28º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.4v-2.7v
Typical: 2.6v
Current: 18mA
GF0993-02

LED Dot - Green
LED Dot - GreenBright Green
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 2,900mcd
Colour Freq: 515-525nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.2v-2.4v
Typical: 2.3v
Current: 18mA
YC0283-01

LED Dot - Yellow
LED Dot - YellowSuper Bright
Yellow
Intensity: 4,500mcd
Colour Freq: 580-590nm
Viewing Angle: 18º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.8v-2.0v
Typical: 1.9v
Current: 18mA
YF0993-02

LED Dot - Yellow
LED Dot - YellowBright Yellow
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 4,000mcd
Colour Freq: 590-595nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 1.9v-2.1v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 18mA
RC0283-01

LED Dot - Red
LED Dot - RedSuper Bright
Red
Intensity: 4,500mcd
Colour Freq: 620-628nm
Viewing Angle: 18º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.6v-1.9v
Typical: 1.8v
Current: 18mA
RF0993-02

LED Dot - Red
LED Dot - RedBright Red
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,600mcd
Colour Freq: 620-628nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 1.9v-2.1v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 18mA