5mm LED Specifications

5mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

5mm Colored LED5mm LED DimensionsLEDs are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including the 5mm 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, with the 5mm LED is the industry standard as the most common LED model. 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.

5mm LED Overview

A Super Bright 5mm LED is exceptionally bright with a wide beam angle, so they’re suitable for use in your projects, illuminations, headlamps, spotlights, car lighting, models. The 5mm LED can be used anywhere where you need low power, high-intensity reliable light, or indication. They go quickly into a breadboard and will add that extra zing to your project.

The 5mm T1 3/4 LED is the most common size of LED available.

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).

5mm LED Electrical and Optical Specifications

5mm LED ModelLED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical Characteristics
WCBLINK341‑01LED Dot - WhiteSuper Bright
White
1.5Hz Blink
Intensity: 32,000mcd
Colour Freq: 6800K
Viewing Angle: 34º
Lens: Water Clear
Blink Rate: 1.5Hz
90-96 blinks per minute
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
YCBLINK321-05Super Bright
Yellow
1.5Hz Blink
Intensity: 5,800mcd
Colour Freq: 595nm
Viewing Angle: 32º
Lens: Water Clear
Blink Rate: 1.5Hz
90-96 blinks per minute
Voltage: 3.4v-3.7v
Typical: 3.6v
Current: 20mA
RBC301-01Red and Blue
Alternating
1.35Hz Rate
Intensity: Red 5,600mcd
Intensity: Blue 5,800mcd
Viewing Angle: 30º
Change Rate: 1.35Hz
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.4v-3.7v
Typical: 3.6v
Current: 20mA
BC259-09
Candle Flicker

Candle Flicker
Blue
Intensity: 5,900mcd avg
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.6v-3.9v
Typical: 3.8v
Current: 20mA
OC259-08
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Orange
Intensity: 5,200mcd
Colour Freq: 605nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.3v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
RC259-07
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Red
Intensity: 7,200mcd
Colour Freq: 630nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
YC259-04
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Yellow
Intensity: 5,600mcd
Colour Freq: 595nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.3v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WCBLINK341-01Super Bright
White
1.5Hz Blink
Intensity: 32,000mcd
Colour Freq: 6800K
Viewing Angle: 34º
Lens: Water Clear
Blink Rate: 1.5Hz
90-96 blinks per minute
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WC201-11Super Bright
Warm White
Intensity: 23,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=35 y=39
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WWC341-15Super Bright
Warm White
Intensity: 28,500mcd
Colour Freq: 3200K (warm)
Viewing Angle: 34º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC301-01Super Bright
White
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.6v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WC201-03Super Bright
White
Intensity: 8,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.6v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WC301-04Super Bright
White
Intensity: 12,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.5v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC261-05Super Bright
White
Intensity: 8,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 26º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.4v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
WC241-06Super Bright
White
Intensity: 15,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=29 y=31
Viewing Angle: 24º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.8v-3.4v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
WC301-08Super Bright
White
Intensity: 17,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.4v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC451-09Super Bright
White
Intensity: 19,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
WC461-10Super Bright
White
Intensity: 27,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 46º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.3v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC481-12Super Bright
White
Intensity: 28,500mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 48º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.3v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC381-13Super Bright
White
Intensity: 27,000mcd
Colour Freq: x=31 y=32
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.7v-3.0v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
WC381-16Super Bright
White
Intensity: 30,200mcd
Colour Freq: 4500K (cool)
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
WC421-18Super Bright
White
Intensity: 28,000mcd
Colour Freq: 7000K (cool)
Viewing Angle: 42º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.8v-3.1v
Typical: 2.9v
Current: 20mA
WC321-19Super Bright
White
Intensity: 38,000mcd
Colour Freq: 7000K (cool)
Viewing Angle: 32º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.8v-3.1v
Typical: 2.9v
Current: 20mA
WC451-21Super Bright
White
Intensity: 41,000mcd
Colour Freq: 6000K - 6500K (white warm)
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.7v-2.9v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
WF0991-20Bright Warm
White
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,700mcd
Colour Freq: 3000K (warm)
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.8v-3.1v
Typical: 2.9v
Current: 20mA
WF0991-10Bright White
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,200mcd
Colour Freq: 3500K (cool)
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.8v-3.1v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
WF0991-21Bright White
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,100mcd
Colour Freq: 5600K (cool)
Viewing Angle: Diffused
Lens Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
WF0991-17Bright White
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,700mcd
Colour Freq: 7000K (cold)
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.8v-3.1v
Typical: 2.9v
Current: 20mA
PNK381-01Pink LEDSuper Bright
Pink
Intensity: 3,000mcd
Colour Freq: 660nm
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.7v-3.0v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
UC151-01Super Bright
UV
Intensity: 2,000mcd
Colour Freq: 400nm
Viewing Angle: 15º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.8v
Typical: 3.5v
Current: 20mA
UC302-02Super Bright
UV
Intensity: 2,000mcd
Colour Freq: 400nm
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.6v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
UC251-03Super Bright
UV
Intensity: 2,200mcd
Colour Freq: 395nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.1v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
PF451-03Super Bright
Purple
Intensity: 2,200mcd
Colour Freq: 410nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 3.0v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
BC259-09Candle Flicker
Blue
Intensity: 5,900mcd avg
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.6v-3.9v
Typical: 3.8v
Current: 20mA
BC401-01Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 4,500mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 40º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.8v
Typical: 3.5v
Current: 20mA
BC201-02Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 5,500mcd
Colour Freq: 468nm
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.8v
Typical: 3.4v
Current: 20mA
BC401-03Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 5,500mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 40º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.8v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
BC241-04Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 8,500mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 24º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
BC201-05Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.5v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
BC131-06Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 9,000mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 13º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
BC501-07Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 4,600mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 50º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.4v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
BC451-08Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.6v
Typical: 3.4v
Current: 20mA
BC381-12Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 12,000mcd
Colour Freq: 465nm
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.7v-3.1v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
BF601-09Super Bright
Blue
Intensity: 5,100mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.9v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
BF0991-11Bright Blue
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 5,000mcd
Colour Freq: 470nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
RGBC241-01Multi-Color
Auto Color Change
Intensity: 2,500mcd
Colour Freq: 7-colour
Viewing Angle: 24º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.7v
Typical: 3.5v
Current: 20mA
RGBC301-02Multi-Color
Auto Color Change
Intensity: 2,500mcd
Colour Freq: 7-colour
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.7v
Typical: 3.5v
Current: 20mA
RGBF451-02Multi-Color
Auto Color Change
Intensity: 1,400mcd
Colour Freq: 3-colour
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Milky White Frosted
Voltage: 3.0v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
RGBC521-04Super Bright
RGB
Common Anode
Intensity: Red 4,200mcd
Intensity: Green 8,500mcd
Intensity: Blue 6,800mcd
Viewing Angle: 52º
Lens: Water Clear
R 1.9v - 2.2v (2.0v)
G 3.0 - 3.4v (3.1v)
B 3.0v - 3.4v (3.0v)
Current: 20mA
RGBF601-05Super Bright
RGB
Common Anode
Intensity: Red 3,600mcd
Intensity: Green 6,700mcd
Intensity: Blue 5,800mcd
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Milky White Frosted
R 1.8v - 2.2v (1.9v)
G 3.0 - 3.3v (3.2v)
B 3.0v - 3.4v (3.1v)
Current: 20mA
RGBF1801-06Auto Color
Change - Slow
Intensity: 2,000mcd avg
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 160º-180º
Lens: Milky White Frosted
Voltage: 3.0v-3.8v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
Peak: 75mA
RGBF1801-07Auto Color
Change - Fast
Intensity: 2,000mcd avg
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 160º-180º
Lens: Milky White Frosted
Voltage: 3.0v-3.8v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
Peak: 75mA
RGBC601-08Auto Color
Change - Fast
Intensity: 3,200mcd
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.1v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
RGBC301-09Auto Color
Change - Fast
Intensity: 2,800mcd
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
AC381-01Super Bright
Aqua Green
Intensity: 9,000mcd
Colour Freq: 505nm
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.8v-3.2v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
GC301-01Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.6v
Typical: 3.4v
Current: 20mA
GC201-02Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 7,000mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.6v
Typical: 3.5v
Current: 20mA
GC451-03Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 22,000mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.1v-3.5v
Typical: 3.4v
Current: 20mA
GC601-04Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 12,000mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.5v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
GC081-05Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 26,000mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: 8º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.4v-2.6v
Typical: 2.5v
Current: 20mA
GC381-08Super Bright
Green
Intensity: 35,000mcd
Colour Freq: 520nm
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.7v-3.0v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
GF0991-07Bright Green
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 23,200mcd
Colour Freq: 525nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 2.7v-3.0v
Typical: 2.8v
Current: 20mA
YCBLINK321-05Super Bright
Yellow
1.5Hz Blink
Intensity: 5,800mcd
Colour Freq: 595nm
Viewing Angle: 32º
Lens: Water Clear
Blink Rate: 1.5Hz
90-96 blinks per minute
Voltage: 3.4v-3.7v
Typical: 3.6v
Current: 20mA
YC259-04
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Yellow
Intensity: 5,600mcd
Colour Freq: 595nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.3v-3.5v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
YC301-01Super Bright
Yellow
Intensity: 3,000mcd
Colour Freq: 590nm
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.8v-2.5v
Typical: 2.1v
Current: 20mA
YC201-02Super Bright
Yellow
Intensity: 5,000mcd
Colour Freq: 590nm
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.7v-2.5v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
YC451-03Super Bright
Yellow
Intensity: 6,500mcd
Colour Freq: 590nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.7v-2.3v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
YF0991-06Bright Yellow
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 3,200mcd
Colour Freq: 590nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused
Lens Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 1.9v-2.1v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
OC451-01Super Bright
Orange
Intensity: 5,400mcd
Colour Freq: 605nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.0v-2.6v
Typical: 2.2v
Current: 20mA
OC259-08
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Orange
Intensity: 5,200mcd
Colour Freq: 605nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.0v-3.3v
Typical: 3.2v
Current: 20mA
RC259-07
Candle Flicker
Candle Flicker
Red
Intensity: 7,200mcd
Colour Freq: 630nm
Viewing Angle: 25º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.2v
Typical: 3.1v
Current: 20mA
RF0991-08Bright Red
(Frosted Lens)
Intensity: 5000mcd
Colour Freq: 628nm
Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 1.9v-2.1v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
RC201-02Super Bright
Red
Intensity: 6,000mcd
Colour Freq: 628nm
Viewing Angle: 20º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.8v-2.5v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
RC151-03Super Bright
Red
Intensity: 8,000mcd
Colour Freq: 628nm
Viewing Angle: 15º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.9v-2.6v
Typical: 2.1v
Current: 20mA
RR991-04Frosted RedIntensity: 8.7mcd
Colour Freq: 623nm
Viewing Angle: Defused
Lens: Frosted
Voltage: 1.8v-2.4v
Typical: 2.0v
Current: 20mA
RC301-05Super Bright
Red
Intensity: 8,000mcd
Colour Freq: 628nm
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.0v-2.5v
Typical: 2.1v
Current: 20mA
RC451-06Super Bright
Red
Intensity: 5,500mcd
Colour Freq: 628nm
Viewing Angle: 45º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.9v-2.5v
Typical: 2.1v
Current: 20mA
RC381-07Super Bright
Red
Intensity: 16,000mcd
Colour Freq: 620nm
Viewing Angle: 38º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.9v-2.2v
Typical: 2.1v
Current: 20mA
IC601-02Super Bright
InfraRed
Intensity: 55mW/sr
Colour Freq: 850nm
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.2v-1.6v
Typical: 1.4v
Current: 20mA
IC401-04Super Bright
InfraRed
Intensity: 85mW/sr
Colour Freq: 940nm
Viewing Angle: 40º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 1.2v-1.3v
Typical: 1.2v
Current: 20mA