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Adafruit Diffused RGB (tri-color) LED

Adafruit Diffused RGB (tri-color) LED

£4.00 £3.33 ex. VAT

Adafruit Product Code: 159


Diffused 5mm tri-color LED with separate red, green and blue LED chips inside! Nice indicator, and fun to color-swirl. 60 degree viewing angle. We like diffused RGB LEDs because they color mix inside instead of appearing as 3 distinct LEDs.

These are Common-Anode type which means you connect one pin to 5V or so and then tie the other three legs to ground through a resistor. We carry and use CA more than CC because multi-LED driver chips (such as the TLC5940/TLC5941) are often designed exclusively for CA and can't be used with Common-Cathode.

  • 5mm diameter
  • Red: 630 nm wavelength, Green: 525 nm, Blue: 430 nm
  • Red: 2.1-2.5V Forward Voltage, at 20mA current, Green: 3.8-4.5V, Blue: 3.8-4.5V
  • Red: 500 mcd typical brightness, Green: 600 mcd, Blue: 300 mcd
  • BL-L515RGBW-CA Datasheet

If you need some help using LEDs, please read our "Introduction to using LEDs" tutorial for any electronics project.


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