UK LED source

  • Hi, can anyone suggest a good source for LEDs in the UK?

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  • related, but not directly answering your question:

    http://forum.monome.org/topic/1030

  • thanks tehn, maybe I'll just order from the states...

  • I can't find any of the 'brighter' LEDs listed at the bottom of this page on Jameco anymore... http://monome.org/40h/kit/assembly
    anyone have any other bright red options?

  • Either Maplin (www.maplin.co.uk) or Rapid Electronics (http://www.rapidonline.com/)

    I'll try to find a couple of examples when I get a wee bit more time...

  • Everything I've seen on Maplin and rapidonline is crazy expensive.. I think i'd still be best to order from Jameco with the exchange rate.

  • Cheapest international shipping from Jameco shipping for 100 LEDs is $30, though the LEDs were only ~ $15!

    I couldn't find any water clear ones on the maplin website.

    I did find these sites....

    http://www.cricklewoodelectronics.com/Cricklewood/home.php?cat=385&sort=title&sort_direction=0&page=2

    http://www.mjcomponents.co.uk/products.php?cat=68

    http://www.ultraleds.co.uk/basic-leds-leds-c-103_25.html

    And then there's RS (http://rswww.com/) but I'm not sure if they sell to the public.

    Can anyone find any others?

  • How's about these little puppies from Rapid?

    http://www.rapidonline.com/productinfo.aspx?tier1=Electronic+Components&tier2=Optoelectronics&tier3=3mm+LEDs&tier4=Superbright+3mm+LEDs&moduleno=80113

  • ah..

    I must have been looking at something completely different on Rapid :)
    D'oh. Thankyou!

  • Anybody use those LEDs on rapidonline ?


    As far as I can see they are mostly 34 degree viewing angle. Is this enough to light up the whole button ?

  • 34 sounds pretty narrow. you want 90 or greater afaik.

  • I've recently bought from this seller on ebay:

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/bright-components

    I got three lots of 30 x Blue LED 3mm - Ultra Bright(10000mcd), @ £1.99 per lot.

    By the time I'd paid for postage and a postal order + envelope (dont use paypal here) I paid a total of £11 and got 90 very bright led's. I posted my order by registered post on the Wednesday and received them Monday morning.

    While rooting through them I discovered a couple that were less bright than the others so binned them.

    Overall, it was *much* cheaper than anywhere else and the service was excellent, I'd use them again no problem.

    Not sure about the viewing angle, my monome is a recycle/scrap built unit & very definately non standard. The only thing I bought was the led's, and those I took a dremel to and diffused them manually.

    I could post a couple if anyone wants to try em out :D

  • http://nomeist.com/arduinome-parts-list/13

    great article.

  • It's well known that cash can make us disembarrass. But how to act when somebody doesn't have cash? The only one way is to receive the personal loans or student loan.

  • I bought 900 for my 512 here

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110514749021#ht_4978wt_1139

    Sadly based in China but they all come from there anyway and they ship super super fast and cheap too.

    this leaves me with plenty for my other Livid-based controller. Flat top makes it easy to get them nice and straight on the PCB when soldering them upside down.

    EDIT: Augh! Got by the Spambot!