What could possibly make my LED explode?
I am not very good with electronics but i do mess with them. I was testing a little momentary push button I got with a LED using my electronics test lab thing from radioshack . i hooked it up to 6v and pressed the button and something popped so being stupid i pressed it again and immediately the LED exploded small sparks flew from it and a piece of the plastic broke off and flew at my face. Why did it do this the only thing i can imagine causing this was that i didn't put a resistor in but I've hooked LEDs up to straight voltage before only momentarily to test them and nothing bad happened. from my experience 6v even 9v has never blown an LED up why this one? Please tell me if u have an idea why I'm about to start wearing safety goggles when working with LEDs cause I'm pretty scared.