8mm LED Specifications

8mm LED Technical and Optical Specifications

8mm High Brightness LED8mm High Brightness LED Dimensions8mm LEDs are only one form of display. LEDs 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 models.

The size refers to the outside diameter of the LED, with 5mm being 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.

8mm Super Bright LED

A super bright 8mm LED is very, very bright and good for use in your projects, illuminations, headlamps, spotlights, car lighting, models or anywhere where you need a high-intensity lighting solution.

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).