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Cheap LEDs in Bulk?


I use Light Emitting Diodes for nearly every project I make. I have been looking as my receipts for the last six months at Radioshack, and found that I've purchased over 400 LEDs, and I have none remaining. I obviously go through them quite quick.

Therefore, I am looking for a reliable website that sells LEDs in bulk for cheap. It is, quite obviously, expensive to buy 20 packs of LEDs from Radioshack (I've spent nearly $100), so I'd like to buy in bulk (which usually results in lower prices).

Thanks in advance!

vishalapr3 years ago
Here ! :

http://cgi.ebay.com/100-3mm-Red-Green-Blue-Yellow-White-LED-Light-Bulb-Lamp-/250858132837?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a684f5565

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-100-X-5mm-Red-LED-Lamps-500mcd-Free-Resistors-/280344255504?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4145d1dc10

The cheapest I found?!
Hope it helps!
freethetech (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
Thanks a bunch! I'll be ordering from the first ebay link!
Kiteman3 years ago

Got to promote a fellow Instructabler - Phenoptix.

Depending on which LEDs you want, and how many, his prices drop as low as 8p each.


Yes, but shipping them to the USA could get costly, no?
They aren't exactly heavy, or fragile.
I suppose; I know the box I shipped over there weighed nearly half a pound and would have cost me half a(n old person's) fortune to send it if I had to insure it or track it. Since I don't ship out of the states often (anymore) I am not sure (I do remember when a "letter" cost me nearly a $1.50 or more to send over seas, but that might have been west, rather then east.
scyonxb1 year ago
i know a good store if you happen to live in minnesota...otherwise, i dont know, sorry

What is this store of which you speak?

bosjuju23 days ago

Instead of trying eBay or Amazon, you should ry to get the wholesale price from a seller. This is a solid brand and offer wholesale price http://www.silbostore.com/wholesale/ They're based in the US and are easy to communicate with.

cocointhepark2 months ago

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/31754 I found some nice deal from BLF, not sure if this is something you are looking for.

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dtipping8 months ago
M P Jones and Associates has bulk packs of red, yellow, and green, 3mm and 5mm of 100 for $1.95. www.mpja.com
NigelGearsley8 months ago
I've purchased LEDs from the following websites without any trouble whatsoever. No hesitation in ordering from any of them again.

www.oznium.com
-great customer service
-good selection

www.jameco.com
-great selection and prices

www.superbrightLEDs.com
-good selection, decent prices
You have to be kidding oznium sell the strips by the inch!
jameco is expensive as is superbright.
jgr9128 months ago
go to e-bay, most of the sellers sent from China offer free shipment or a small amount.
And it comes China Air in no time at all.
tmuller29 months ago
You can try our high bright LEDs at www.electron.com
nicelynicely11 months ago
It all depends, but if you want to get them delivered from the USA (takes much less time), you might have to do some searching.

You might want to check this out - http://stores.ebay.com/UPGRADE-INDUSTRIES

I found this place on Ebay that does free shipping from within the US and the quality is as good as you can ask for from LEDs. It's about as cheap as you can get, even compared to China. I got my LEDs within a week.

For comparison - SparkFun (often suggested for beginners) sells RGB leds for 1.50 to 2.50 each. On Ebay, you can get 10-25 for that price.
alynn151 year ago
Well rather than buying leds from ebay i suggest you to buy directly from Chinese manufacturers check out this LED lighting manufacturer China
ringai1 year ago
I like taydaelectronics.com. Shipping is reasonable and the prices are great.
pschmitt11 year ago
where can i order them in bulk but with different colors anybody know
vishalapr3 years ago
Glad my comment helped!
loopy-garou3 years ago
I have ordered LEDs from Niktronix. The prices are good, considering the shipping time and quality of the LEDs. I just got some red T1 LEDs that draw 20mA @ 2V and glow at 15000mcd. All considered, that's a bargain.

www.niktronixonline.com
Brennn103 years ago
Ebay is a nice place to purchase bulk LEDs. Most dealers are from Hong Kong, or mainland China, but you can probably find a dealer form the USA with comparable prices. I have never had a problem with my LEDs from China. The LEDs at Radioshack are probably manufactured in China anyway, so you can just take out the middle man by purchasing directly from the manufacturer.
Goodhart3 years ago
If you aren't overly picky on "type" of LED, size and color,The Electronic Goldmine offers an assortment in bulk for around $5.
Ziviz3 years ago
Jameco:
Never ordered from them however they seem to have some good deals. Depending on the amount you buy, they scale the price down some.
Red T-1 3/4 LED:
1000 for $80
100 for $10
10 for $1.20
Dunno how much for shipping though.
http://www.jameco.com/

My father suggests going to a dollar store and buying Christmas lights.