Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Product Code: 3527

Quick Overview

High brightness and 5mm in size, this Colour Changing LED cycles gently through a sequence of colours, making it ideal for mood lighting, toys and ornaments.

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This LED slowly cycles through various colours, making it ideal for mood lighting, toys or ornaments.

Operating voltage: 2.7V to 5V (this LED does not require a current limit resistor)
Current (ave): 25mA
25mA Brightness (ave): 1000 mCd
Lens: Diffused
Manufacturer part: OSTB5132A


Click here for a tutorial describing how colour changing LEDs work.

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Questions:

Posted by Nick, Monday, 30 June 2014 on product Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Question:

Hi, I am trying to repair a couple of the solar powered lights from the garden (colour changing LED leads have rotten away) The light has a 1.2 volt NI CAD battery. I measured the voltage to the LED on a working light and measured 2.2 volts DC. This is under your specification but do you think it will work OK? Or can you suggest a alternative please?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 30 June 2014
    Hi, 2.2V won't power a colour changing LED. It may light up very dimly or not at all. If it is a 1.2V battery though it suggests the voltage is being boosted some way. Your multimeter would read the average voltage and not the peak voltage. The peak may be enough to light the LED. Without knowing more about the lamp it's impossible to say.
Posted by Tim, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 on product Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Question:

Hi are these the LEDS that you use in your usb powered lamp kits? Thanks Tim

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Tuesday, 27 May 2014
    Yes, they are.
Posted by Dave Kirwin, Friday, 11 April 2014 on product Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Question:

Hello, I would like to have three of these operating together - will they work in tandem or would they go out of sync? Thanks, Dave

Answers:

  • Posted by Matt Macleod on Friday, 11 April 2014
    Hi Dave, the LEDs have microcontrollers in them which determine the timing, due to very slight manufacturing differences the timings are all different and they don't stay in sync. You can try the RGB LEDs we sell, those you have full control over and can get virtually any colour out of. http://www.kitronik.co.uk/products/components/leds/leds/colour-changing-and-rgb-leds/rgb-full-colour-led-5mm/
Posted by thomas, Friday, 11 April 2014 on product Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Question:

hi i want to put these in my bathroom ceiling is that ok and what can i run them off as i dont understand voltage very well thanks tom

Answers:

  • Posted by Matt Macleod on Friday, 11 April 2014
    3xAA batteries will run a single colour changing LED for about 80 hours. If it's in a bathroom you probably want to avoid using mains transformers as they are not waterproof.
Posted by George Garcia, Friday, 10 May 2013 on product Colour Changing 5mm Diffused LED - 750mCd

Question:

The color changing LEDs I have in my radio make a strange noise through the speaker when they change color. They are the seven color changing LEDs. Every one of them I try does the same thing. What is the reason for this and is there a way I can make it stop?

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Friday, 10 May 2013
    Hi George, Can I ask how you connected the LEDs? Where in the circuit are they? The amount of current the LEDs draw varies as they change colour and this is likely causing the power supply to fluctuate which in turn is upsetting the IC as it tries to decode the radio signals. Are you powering the circuit from a battery or the mains? Is it one of our FM radio kits?

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