5mm LED Specifications

5mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

5mm Color LED showing Red, Green and Blue ColorsLEDs 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.

5mm LED Specifications

LEDs are available in a variety of sizes and shapes, including the 4.8mm Straw Hat LED. We carry a wide assortment of the most common models of 3mm5mm8mm, and 10mm models.

5mm 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).

5mm Straw Hat LED Specifications

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Auto Color Change - Slow
RGBF1801-06
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
Auto Color Change - Fast

RGBF1801-07
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
Auto Color Change - Fast

RGBC601-08
Intensity: 3,200mcd
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 60º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 2.9v-3.1v
Typical: 3.0v
Current: 20mA
Auto Color Change - Fast

RGBC301-09
Intensity: 2,800mcd
Colour Freq: 7 colour
Viewing Angle: 30º
Lens: Water Clear
Voltage: 3.2v-3.4v
Typical: 3.3v
Current: 20mA
Super Bright Aqua Green

AC381-01
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 GreenIntensity: 6,000mcd Colour Freq: 525nm Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.6v Typical: 3.4v Current: 20mA
GC201-02Super Bright GreenIntensity: 7,000mcd Colour Freq: 525nm Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.6v Typical: 3.5v Current: 20mA
GC451-03Super Bright GreenIntensity: 22,000mcd Colour Freq: 525nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.1v-3.5v Typical: 3.4v Current: 20mA
GC601-04Super Bright GreenIntensity: 12,000mcd Colour Freq: 525nm Viewing Angle: 60º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.5v Typical: 3.3v Current: 20mA
GC081-05Super Bright GreenIntensity: 26,000mcd Colour Freq: 525nm Viewing Angle: 8º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.4v-2.6v Typical: 2.5v Current: 20mA
GC381-08Super Bright GreenIntensity: 35,000mcd Colour Freq: 520nm Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 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: FrostedVoltage: 2.7v-3.0v Typical: 2.8v Current: 20mA
YCBLINK321-05Super Bright Yellow 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 5,800mcd Colour Freq: 595nm Viewing Angle: 32º Lens: Water Clear Blink Rate: 1.5Hz 90-96 blinks per minuteVoltage: 3.4v-3.7v Typical: 3.6v Current: 20mA
YC259-04 Candle FlickerCandle Flicker YellowIntensity: 5,600mcd Colour Freq: 595nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.3v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
YC301-01Super Bright YellowIntensity: 3,000mcd Colour Freq: 590nm Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.8v-2.5v Typical: 2.1v Current: 20mA
YC201-02Super Bright YellowIntensity: 5,000mcd Colour Freq: 590nm Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.7v-2.5v Typical: 2.0v Current: 20mA
YC451-03Super Bright YellowIntensity: 6,500mcd Colour Freq: 590nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 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: FrostedVoltage: 1.9v-2.1v Typical: 2.0v Current: 20mA
OC451-01Super Bright OrangeIntensity: 5,400mcd Colour Freq: 605nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.0v-2.6v Typical: 2.2v Current: 20mA
OC259-08 Candle FlickerCandle Flicker OrangeIntensity: 5,200mcd Colour Freq: 605nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.3v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
RC259-07 Candle FlickerCandle Flicker RedIntensity: 7,200mcd Colour Freq: 630nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
RF0991-08Bright Red (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 5000mcd Colour Freq: 628nm Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 1.9v-2.1v Typical: 2.0v Current: 20mA
RC201-02Super Bright RedIntensity: 6,000mcd Colour Freq: 628nm Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.8v-2.5v Typical: 2.0v Current: 20mA
RC151-03Super Bright RedIntensity: 8,000mcd Colour Freq: 628nm Viewing Angle: 15º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.9v-2.6v Typical: 2.1v Current: 20mA
RR991-04Frosted RedIntensity: 8.7mcd Colour Freq: 623nm Viewing Angle: Defused Lens: FrostedVoltage: 1.8v-2.4v Typical: 2.0v Current: 20mA
RC301-05Super Bright RedIntensity: 8,000mcd Colour Freq: 628nm Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.0v-2.5v Typical: 2.1v Current: 20mA
RC451-06Super Bright RedIntensity: 5,500mcd Colour Freq: 628nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.9v-2.5v Typical: 2.1v Current: 20mA
IC401-04Super Bright InfraRedIntensity: 85mW/sr Colour Freq: 940nm Viewing Angle: 40º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.2v-1.3v Typical: 1.2v Current: 20mA
IC601-02Super Bright InfraRedIntensity: 55mW/sr Colour Freq: 850nm Viewing Angle: 60º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.2v-1.6v Typical: 1.4v Current: 20mA
RC381-07Super Bright RedIntensity: 16,000mcd Colour Freq: 620nm Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 1.9v-2.2v Typical: 2.1v Current: 20mA
RGBF601-05Super Bright RGB Common AnodeIntensity: Red 3,600mcd Intensity: Green 6,700mcd Intensity: Blue 5,800mcd Viewing Angle: 60º Lens: Milky White FrostedR 1.8v - 2.2v (1.9v) G 3.0 - 3.3v (3.2v) B 3.0v - 3.4v (3.1v) Current: 20mA
RGBC521-04Super Bright RGB Common AnodeIntensity: Red 4,200mcd Intensity: Green 8,500mcd Intensity: Blue 6,800mcd Viewing Angle: 52º Lens: Water ClearR 1.9v - 2.2v (2.0v) G 3.0 - 3.4v (3.1v) B 3.0v - 3.4v (3.0v) Current: 20mA
RGBF451-02Multi-Color Auto Color ChangeIntensity: 1,400mcd Colour Freq: 3-colour Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Milky White FrostedVoltage: 3.0v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
RGBC301-02Multi-Color Auto Color ChangeIntensity: 2,500mcd Colour Freq: 7-colour Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.2v-3.7v Typical: 3.5v Current: 20mA
RGBC241-01Multi-Color Auto Color ChangeIntensity: 2,500mcd Colour Freq: 7-colour Viewing Angle: 24º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.2v-3.7v Typical: 3.5v Current: 20mA
BF0991-11Bright Blue (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 5,000mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
BF601-09Super Bright BlueIntensity: 5,100mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 60º Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.9v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
BC381-12Super Bright BlueIntensity: 12,000mcd Colour Freq: 465nm Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.7v-3.1v Typical: 2.8v Current: 20mA
BC451-08Super Bright BlueIntensity: 6,000mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.6v Typical: 3.4v Current: 20mA
BC501-07Super Bright BlueIntensity: 4,600mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 50º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
BC131-06Super Bright BlueIntensity: 9,000mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 13º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
BC201-05Super Bright BlueIntensity: 6,000mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.5v Typical: 3.3v Current: 20mA
BC241-04Super Bright BlueIntensity: 8,500mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 24º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
BC401-03Super Bright BlueIntensity: 5,500mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 40º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.8v Typical: 3.3v Current: 20mA
BC201-02Super Bright BlueIntensity: 5,500mcd Colour Freq: 468nm Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.8v Typical: 3.4v Current: 20mA
BC401-01Super Bright BlueIntensity: 4,500mcd Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 40º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.8v Typical: 3.5v Current: 20mA
BC259-09Candle Flicker BlueIntensity: 5,900mcd avg Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.6v-3.9v Typical: 3.8v Current: 20mA
PF451-03Super Bright PurpleIntensity: 2,200mcd Colour Freq: 410nm Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: FrostedVoltage: 3.0v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
UC251-03Super Bright UVIntensity: 2,200mcd Colour Freq: 395nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.1v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
UC302-02Super Bright UVIntensity: 2,000mcd Colour Freq: 400nm Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.6v Typical: 3.3v Current: 20mA
UC151-01Super Bright UVIntensity: 2,000mcd Colour Freq: 400nm Viewing Angle: 15º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.8v Typical: 3.5v Current: 20mA
PNK381-01Pink LEDSuper Bright PinkIntensity: 3,000mcd Colour Freq: 660nm Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.7v-3.0v Typical: 2.8v Current: 20mA
WF0991-17Bright White (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 3,700mcd Colour Freq: 7000K (cold) Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.8v-3.1v Typical: 2.9v Current: 20mA
WF0991-21Bright White (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 3,100mcd Colour Freq: 5600K (cool) Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
WF0991-10Bright White (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 3,200mcd Colour Freq: 3500K (cool) Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.8v-3.1v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
WF0991-20Bright Warm White (Frosted Lens)Intensity: 3,700mcd Colour Freq: 3000K (warm) Viewing Angle: Diffused Lens Lens: FrostedVoltage: 2.8v-3.1v Typical: 2.9v Current: 20mA
WC451-21Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 41,000mcd Colour Freq: 6000K-6500K Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.7v-2.9v Typical: 2.8v Current: 20mA
WC321-19Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 38,000mcd Colour Freq: 7000K (cool) Viewing Angle: 32º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.8v-3.1v Typical: 2.9v Current: 20mA
WC421-18Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 28,000mcd Colour Freq: 7000K (cool) Viewing Angle: 42º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.8v-3.1v Typical: 2.9v Current: 20mA
WC381-16Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 30,200mcd Colour Freq: 4500K (cool) Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC381-13Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 27,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 38º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.7v-3.0v Typical: 2.8v Current: 20mA
WC481-12Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 28,500mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 48º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.3v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC461-10Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 27,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 46º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.3v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC451-09Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 19,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 45º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
WC301-08Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 17,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.4v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC241-06Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 15,000mcd Colour Freq: x=29 y=31 Viewing Angle: 24º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.8v-3.4v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
WC261-05Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 8,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 26º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.4v Typical: 3.0v Current: 20mA
WC301-04Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 12,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.5v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC201-03Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 8,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.6v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
WC301-01Super Bright WhiteIntensity: 6,000mcd Colour Freq: x=31 y=32 Viewing Angle: 30º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.6v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
WWC341-15Super Bright Warm WhiteIntensity: 28,500mcd Colour Freq: 3200K (warm) Viewing Angle: 34º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
WC201-11Super Bright Warm WhiteIntensity: 23,000mcd Colour Freq: x=35 y=39 Viewing Angle: 20º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.2v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
WCBLINK341-01Super Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 32,000mcd Colour Freq: 6800K Viewing Angle: 34º Lens: Water Clear Blink Rate: 1.5Hz 90-96 blinks per minuteVoltage: 3.2v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
YC259-04Candle FlickerCandle Flicker YellowIntensity: 5,600mcd Colour Freq: 595nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.3v-3.5v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
RC259-07Candle FlickerCandle Flicker RedIntensity: 7,200mcd Colour Freq: 630nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 2.9v-3.2v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
OC259-08Candle Flicker OrangeIntensity: 5,200mcd Colour Freq: 605nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.0v-3.3v Typical: 3.1v Current: 20mA
BC259-09Candle Flicker BlueIntensity: 5,900mcd avg Colour Freq: 470nm Viewing Angle: 25º Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.6v-3.9v Typical: 3.8v Current: 20mA
RBC301-01Red and Blue Alternating 1.35Hz RateIntensity: Red 5,600mcd Intensity: Blue 5,800mcd Viewing Angle: 30º Change Rate: 1.35Hz Lens: Water ClearVoltage: 3.4v-3.7v Typical: 3.6v Current: 20mA
YCBLINK321-05Super Bright Yellow 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 5,800mcd Colour Freq: 595nm Viewing Angle: 32º Lens: Water Clear Blink Rate: 1.5Hz 90-96 blinks per minuteVoltage: 3.4v-3.7v Typical: 3.6v Current: 20mA
WCBLINK341-01Super Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 32,000mcd. Colour Freq: 6800K Viewing Angle: 34º Lens: Water Clear Blink Rate: 1.5Hz 90-96 blinks per minuteVoltage: 3.2v-3.4v Typical: 3.2v Current: 20mA
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