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Where do you get your LED? Answered

I've been looking at instructables and I notice all these awesome LED instructables... But my question is.. where do you guys get these awesome little lights? I tried looking for some on google but they don't have the correct shape and seem a bit different.. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough or not putting the right keywords in google but I thought it'd be nice if I had got some feedback of where everyone here gets their LED lights. Thanks :]

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

13 years ago

One more for you.

http://www.buy-leds-online.com/ This is the U.S. distributor for hebeiltd.com.cn, the company that is listed in the Throwies Instructable and has a good selection. Haven't tried them myself, though.

I'd avoid Radio Shack if possible. Their selection tends to be pretty tiny.

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Elycian
Elycian

Reply 13 years ago

Ohhh, okay! I guess I could see where that could be a problem, they might not have all the sizes and maybe junky quality of their very limited selection and such. Thanks Fungus :]

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

13 years ago

Salvaging, RadioShack, getting stuff from my cousins/ friends that have LEDs (with their permission), I usually don't get much.

Sometimes I make them.

Just kidding.

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Elycian
Elycian

Reply 13 years ago

haha, that was cute :] I think I might take a look at Radioshack, thanks!

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

radioshack's ok, the led's are ok quality, and way overpirced (in the few thousands of percent overpriced). If you need an LED NOW then you should go there I guess.

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GorillazMiko
GorillazMiko

Reply 13 years ago

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

I just type in the color I want and put LED afterwords. Click the lowest price + shipping first. Only problem with that is you get dumb keychains, then find a user that sells the leds really cheap, click on his/her's name and see how much other leds from him/her cost. Most are from china though.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

13 years ago

Contact www.phenoptrix.com (phenoprtix is a member here, who also happens to sell LEDs) - he's UK based, but his prices seem reasonable.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

Are you having some trouble typing http://www.phenoptix.co.uk/? I guess I have to give an old geezer like you a break now and then... ;-)

I got some nice fairly-ultra-bright LEDs on eBay a few months back, 10 for $1.50 with free shipping and resistors for 12V wiring. I'd give you the link, but I have no idea who the seller was, and they seem to be out.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Why, ye young whippersnapper I'll give ye the back o' me hand, so I will...

OK, so I typed from memory, and I forgot the http:// ... so sue me.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 13 years ago

*laughs maniacally, since the back of your hand is 4,300 miles away from me*

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

ebay's cheapest if you want like 30 or 50 or 100 of a specific type electronic goldmines pretty good

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

now thats a web site. everything you could want.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

13 years ago

I have to go to maplins... still havn't got round to changing my bank account so I can get paypal working... other than that alot of mine get aquired from random junk and computer shops, I know a guy that ends up with tonned of random components and is happy to get rid of them at low low prices, lately though he's taken up more led based case work so none for me...

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

What do you want?
Omit the word "light", though, LED is good enough.
You *can* specify size, but you should be fine. 10mm's are pretty big, 8-5mm are the best.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

I remember the one and only 12 v LED I ever bought.....was almost as big as my thumb :-)

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homba
homba

13 years ago

I've placed several orders at dealextreme.com ... probably similar to Brennn10's site, but I've had good luck with them.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

13 years ago

I once bought some from besthongkong.com. They are from Hong Kong, so they took about 2 weeks to arrive. But good quality/price none the less.