Reverse/forward voltage explained?
i am looking to buy some LED's for an upcoming project but I have been confused by the terms reverse voltage and forward voltage.
Which one reffers to the voltage required if the LEd is corrected in the right way.
for example, buying some LED's from ebay it saisd this
"Forward Voltage typ/max: 2.2V/2.8V
Reverse Voltage: 5V "
Does that mean with the LED connected (anode positive and cathode negative) i would need 5volts of power? or would i need 2.2/2.8volts?