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Can anyone point me to a good source for specialty LEDs? Answered

I am  looking for someplace that sells miniature LEDs. My wife has a clothing project she is working on, and I am trying to add some light accents to it for her, but what I need for the project are tiny LEDs, preferably < 3mm in size. I have never soldered electronic projects before, so complete devices with coin or smaller batteries would be great, but I could learn to solder some simple circuits if I had to.

Thanks in advance for any help and resources folks can pass along. All your help is greatly appreciated :-)

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Vyger

4 years ago

These little light strings just might be what you are looking for. I ordered a set but haven't received them yet so all I can do is go by the pictures.

By the way, these are all on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-10M-33Ft-100-Leds-Star...

There are some that are battery powered, some that are different colors and a few that are different lengths. These appear to be pretty new as I have not seen them anywhere in use before.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_kw=10M+33Ft+100+...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HOT-5M-2W-3W-50Leds-Starry...

You might have to track down the shorter ones as my search was for the longer ones, but there are a lot available. Almost all of them are coming from China which appears to be where the manufacturer is.

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VygerVyger

Answer 4 years ago

Here is a short one with 20 leds and a battery pack.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2M-20-LEDs-Copper-Wire-LED...

If you look through the items, some have very good close ups of the LED's

They are using copper wire covered with a clear insulation and tiny LED's that are sealed so the units are waterproof. They could easily be woven into something like a sweater.

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steveastrouk

4 years ago

How about these ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LIGHT-STITCHES-Sewable-LED-Tilt-Switch-Kit-Red-LED-Conductive-Thread-876120-/380662113926?_trksid=p2054897.l5675

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bwrussell

4 years ago

For straight components you can't really beat the value of eBay. Shipping takes a little longer but you'll typically get more for less.