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Get cheap LEDs

Post by myp71 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 6:36 pm

Where can I get Cheap blue & white leds with high m.c.d. ( bright enough to see by)??

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Re: Get cheap LEDs

Post by Mike » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:00 pm

Check out the ad for Circuit Specialists in N&V this month. they have blue and whites for either 2 or 3 dollars. i'm not sure if thats cheap for them, though.

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Post by josmith » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:10 pm white 10000 mcd aroudd$1.75

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Re: Get cheap LEDs

Post by L. Daniel Rosa » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:40 pm

I haven't tried their blue, but the white ones from Chi Wing in HK give good bang for the buck. The last pack I purchased was $23 for 100 LEDs including shipping. They're on Ebay.

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Post by jollyrgr » Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:08 pm

After much thought on this I finally broke down and ordered 100 LEDs from eBay. (I'm trying to make a White LED strobe light.) They cost $24, including shipping, and these LEDs are VERY BRIGHT. Watch the auctions carefully as some guys charge a lot extra for shipping! Sometimes much more than the price of the LEDs themselves! Several guys have BUY IT NOW prices with FREE SHIPPING for 100 LEDs at the price some are charging for shipping alone. Watch both the size (T 1 3/4 or T1 [5mm and 3mm]) and brightness of the LEDs being offered. The brightness levels vary greatly. <p>WORD OF WARNING: My LEDs took over two weeks to get to me but that was because my package was inspected by customs. There was no problem and they sent them on. (Other winners in the dutch auction got their LEDs in one week.)<p>The LEDs I received are BRIGHT. Spot checking twenty or so LEDs show all are fairly much the same. The ones I am currently experimenting with are bright enough to read by just connecting them to 3 volts.<p>(BTW My LEDs came from Chi Wing in Hong Kong as well. His eBay ID is cwithk. Hopefully this link will work correctly for you <p> ... ms&userid= cwithk&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50)<p>[ January 08, 2004: Message edited by: Jolly Roger ]</p>
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Re: Get cheap LEDs

Post by kb9nvh » Sat Jan 17, 2004 7:43 pm

Thats where I got mine 100 high output UV's and 100 high output Whites..<p>Great Deal!!! takes a while to get em from hong kong though..

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