LED Specifications and Application Notes

LED Specifications - An Overview

5mm LED Dimension Specifications
Assortment of LEDs - STAR, Piranha, 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, Surface Mount

LED specifications provide vital technical information allowing you to mount and power your LEDs to maximize output and to maximize efficiency resulting in a prolonged life.

We carry an extensive selection of Super Bright Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) in several styles. Our LEDs are available in a full rainbow of colors, sizes along with special application LEDs such as Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR).

LEDs are a versatile semiconductor with many attributes that make them perfect for most applications. Their features include:

  • Long Life: LEDs can last over 100,000 hours (10+ years) if used at rated specifications
  • No annoying flicker like from fluorescent lamps
  • LEDs are impervious to heat, cold, shock and vibration
  • LEDs do not contain breakable glass
  • Solid-State, shock and vibration resistant
  • Extremely fast turn On/Off times
  • Low power consumption puts less load on the electrical systems increasing battery life

White LEDs

White LEDs are perfect for replacing inefficient incandescent bulbs in night lights, flashlights, path lights, task lights, and exit signs. Their versatility makes them a natural for use in alternate energy (solar) applications, automotive, aeronautic and water-based vehicles.

Specification Comparisons

We have a selection of multiple models of LEDs in the same color. Some with narrow and others offer a wider viewing angle. LEDs which have a wide viewing angle results in overall brightness (Luminous Intensity) reduction. We also carry some newer models which have a wider viewing angle and that are very high intensity.

Cautions When Working with LEDs

  • LEDs produce a focused light source, and extra care should is necessary to protect your eyes
  • LEDs are semiconductor devices, they are sensitive to static charges

Regular

5mm LED
Model
 LED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical
Characteristics
WCBLINK341-01White LED DotSuper Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 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
YCBLINK321-05Yellow LED DotSuper 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
RBC301-01Blue LED Dot
Red LED Dot
Red 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
BC259-09Blue LED Dot
Candle Flicker LED Dot
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

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5mm LED
Model
 LED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical
Characteristics
WCBLINK341-01White LED DotSuper Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 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
YCBLINK321-05Yellow LED DotSuper 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
RBC301-01Blue LED Dot
Red LED Dot
Red 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
BC259-09Blue LED Dot
Candle Flicker LED Dot
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

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5mm LED
Model
 LED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical
Characteristics
WCBLINK341-01White LED DotSuper Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 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
YCBLINK321-05Yellow LED DotSuper 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
RBC301-01Blue LED Dot
Red LED Dot
Red 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
BC259-09Blue LED Dot
Candle Flicker LED Dot
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

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5mm LED
Model
 LED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical
Characteristics
WCBLINK341-01White LED DotSuper Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 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
YCBLINK321-05Yellow LED DotSuper 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
RBC301-01Blue LED Dot
Red LED Dot
Red 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
BC259-09Blue LED Dot
Candle Flicker LED Dot
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

Stack

5mm LED
Model
 LED ColourOptical QualitiesElectrical
Characteristics
WCBLINK341-01White LED DotSuper Bright White 1.5Hz BlinkIntensity: 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
YCBLINK321-05Yellow LED DotSuper 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
RBC301-01Blue LED Dot
Red LED Dot
Red 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
BC259-09Blue LED Dot
Candle Flicker LED Dot
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