Where to find high power 5mm LEDs

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Razor Concepts, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Razor Concepts

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    I'm looking for a name or place to buy some high power 5mm LEDs.
    Typical 5mm LED insides look like this:
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    But I am looking for some like this, with the larger reflecting cone:
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    Any idea if there is a specific name for this type of LED? Can I find it on ebay? Thanks
     
  2. marshallf3

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    Just a different package variation. Poke around through the different choices at http://www.mouser.com - they're in there somewhere.
     
  3. retched

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  4. Audioguru

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    My solar garden lights have short 5mm white and multi-color LEDs that have an extremely wide beam angle.
    But they are not high power LEDs, they operate at about 10mA.
     
  5. mcgyvr

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  6. Hanneman

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    I've used the 3W blue KingBright LEDs, and they are bright - it hurts to look at them directly/ But, that's to be expected with 700 mA of current. One thing I noticed is that the measured light output does not dramatically increase above 500 mA, but the amount of heat generate does.

    Also, the Luxeon Rebels look comparable. I think Sparkfun also has a lens, mounting bracket, and heatsink for the Rebels.
     
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