What kind of LEDs does everyone use?

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What kind of LEDs does everyone use?

Post by Excalibur007 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:27 pm

Hi,
What kind of LEDs does everyone use?
I use the blue LEDs (3.7v 2600 mcd) from Radio Shack. Is there a better one that anyone reccommends? These are not very bright, although I have gotten them to look pretty good with a little extra effort. I paint the inside of the clear plastic lens (only what's beneath the case) with anodized blue paint and leave the new LED raised a bit to be closer to the lens. Without doing this, the blue is hard to see in daylight, but after doing this, it looks good even in daylight.
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Post by Zealous zerotype » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:29 pm

I use 3.3v led's when I do led mods.
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Post by bizzle » Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:43 pm

Get LEDs on ebay. You can get 50 packs of super bright blue LEDs from Hong Kong for like $8 including shipping.
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Post by dcmodder » Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:15 pm

uh... i use any leds that i can find around the house or around town.
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Post by DCFan2004 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:42 pm

Xylene wrote:Get LEDs on ebay. You can get 50 packs of super bright blue LEDs from Hong Kong for like $8 including shipping.
Yes definitely do this, save the 5 bucks for one LED from Radioshack and buy anywhere from 20 to 50 with it (not including shipping)
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Post by hearld500 » Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:40 pm

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Post by Excalibur007 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:51 am

Thanks a lot guys! That 5 bucks a pop at Radio Shack gets expensive after a while. I'll definitely take your advice. ;)

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edit: Just one more question. I went to the link listed and found these: http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/c ... type=store
It says they are "ultrabright" but the mcd rating is only 1500 compared the the ones I've gotten in the past that are 2600, (which aren't very bright). Can anyone vouche for these, or should I look elsewhere?
Xylene, do you have a link to where you get yours?
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Post by bizzle » Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:42 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 60298&rd=1

They are the LEDs I use. Look for some pictures of my Dreamcast in this forum and you'll see what they look like.
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Post by riva16 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:48 pm

Well, I use LED's that light up... I don't know about anyone else though... :)
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Post by Excalibur007 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:53 pm

Thanks again. Can't beat that 50 pack from ebay for $7.99 (incl shipping). These should last a while. ;)
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Post by Matt » Thu Jan 06, 2005 9:45 am

Depends on what for. 3V's are pretty common, last bulk buy I bought were 3's

Ultra Ultra Ultra Ultra Ultra Bright LED's that are ?3 a go I only buy for special things
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