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What is this thing called? (3 leds with a diffuser)? Answered

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I acquired a bag of these a while ago, they had no markings and the bag was just a generic clear plastic one.  I've been taking out the leds to use on various other projects, but I found a decent use for them as is, and wanted to know if there's a specific name for them, if I need to go and buy some.  

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iceng (author)2012-07-14

I would bet a fluorescent crayon could light up bright..  -.-.  .  -.  --.  A

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canucksgirl (author)iceng2012-07-14

+1 :)

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iceng (author)canucksgirl2012-07-14

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rickharris (author)canucksgirl2012-07-15

Will you stop jabbering in a foreign language! :-)...

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canucksgirl (author)rickharris2012-07-15

lol.... That was English... :)

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tgferreira184 (author)2012-07-15

using a cutting tool such as a dremel, you can make some cuts in the acrilic and then when the LEDs are on, the cuts get illuminated like iceng's image

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The Skinnerz (author)2012-07-14

Looks as though it could be a backlight for a small LCD display.

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lemonie (author)The Skinnerz2012-07-14

Yes, you could make a compact-torch with this.

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frollard (author)The Skinnerz2012-07-14

+2

The diffuser gets whiter the further it goes because the light inside the diffuser becomes less intense the further from the leds you go.

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+1 Its a back light defuser for a small LCD screen.

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rickharris (author)2012-07-14

Suggest you either use then as illuminated message pads or engrave the surface and use them as illuminated house numbers,

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