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Cheap LEDs in Bulk? Answered

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!


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The cheapest I found?!
Hope it helps!

Thanks a bunch! I'll be ordering from the first ebay link!

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.


I am with www.pbcheap.com. and you are exactly correct, LED lamps are basically like anything else we buy. There is good, better & best. A good LED should be made


aluminum & high density plastic. This is due to the fact that there is an LED driver inside that lamp which makes it operate...that driver gets extremely hot so when

the LED lamp is made of some type of metal, and "fins" as I call them..air can circulate around the lamp and cool it so it will not overheat and fail. Cheap LEDs are

cheap they are avaialable and right now are giving LEDs a bad name, they do save you money on your electric bill but are not always the brightest as the cheap ones

typically just have a bunch of "LED indicator lamps" clustered together inside the lamp itself. This is the inexpensive way to put a bunch of indicator lamps together

put them into a lamp and give you LED light....Good ones will have very few LEDs and they will be big chips, with a photo optic lens on top of the chip to harness and

expand the light so basically the bulb design is working with the chip to deliver clean crisp light!

Check our our website http://www.pbcheap.com/led-light-flashlights we have some wonderful LED's and we are trained in when and when not to use them and how they work!

i know a good store if you happen to live in minnesota...otherwise, i dont know, sorry

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.

M P Jones and Associates has bulk packs of red, yellow, and green, 3mm and 5mm of 100 for $1.95. www.mpja.com

I've purchased LEDs from the following websites without any trouble whatsoever. No hesitation in ordering from any of them again.

-great customer service
-good selection

-great selection and prices

-good selection, decent prices

You have to be kidding oznium sell the strips by the inch!
jameco is expensive as is superbright.


4 years 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.

You can try our high bright LEDs at www.electron.com

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.


5 years ago

I like taydaelectronics.com. Shipping is reasonable and the prices are great.

where can i order them in bulk but with different colors anybody know

Glad my comment helped!

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.


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.


7 years ago

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.

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