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Rainbow Colour Cycling 3mm LED

<p>Innovative, eye catching rainbow 3mm LEDs that contain an inbuilt IC that causes the LED to cycle through the red, green and blue elements, individually and then in combination. Colour cycles every 33 seconds.</p>
  • Water clear or diffused lens types
  • Ideal for use in warning devices, indication panels, alarm systems, mood lighting, toys
ColourLensVFVFBlinkingLum. int. (mcd)ViewWave-
typetyp. (V)max. (V)cycle (s)@ IF=20mAanglelength (nm)
RedWater clear4.5533500030°624
GreenWater clear4.5533500030°525
BlueWater clear4.5533300030°470
RedDiffused4.5533250030°624
GreenDiffused4.5533250030°525
BlueDiffused4.5533150030°470


31 May 2012 Question by: Gra | Product code: 55-1907
Q. Do you need to use a resistor with these leds ?
A. Thanks for your enqury. For all LEDs the Vf figure is the important voltage, a resistor is only required if the supply voltage exceeds this in order to “lose” the excess voltage. To calculate a resistor value use the formula R (resistor) = Vs (supply)-Vf (led) divided by the current required (usually approx 80% of Imax) in this case use 20mA. The resistor power rating will depend on the amount of energy it is required to disperse, the higher the voltage the higher the power value – Voltage (across resistor) X Current.