Diffused RGB (tri-color) LED (Common Anode)

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Diffused 5mm tri-colour LED with separate red, green and blue LED chips inside! Nice indicator, and fun to colour-swirl. 60-degree viewing angle. We like diffused RGB LEDs because they colour mix inside instead of appearing as 3 distinct LEDs.

These are Common-Anode type which means you connect one pin to 5V or so and then tie the other three legs to ground through a resistor. We carry and use CA more than CC because multi-LED driver chips (such as the TLC5940/TLC5941) are often designed exclusively for CA and can't be used with Common-Cathode.

Specifications

  • Wavelength
    • Red: 630nm
    • Green: 525nm
    • Blue: 430nm
  • Forward Voltage (at 20mA)
    • Red: 2.1-2.5V
    • Green: 3.8-4.5V
    • Blue: 3.8-4.5V
  • Typical brightness
    • Red: 500mcd
    • Green: 600mcd
    • Blue: 300 mcd
  • Diameter: 5mm

If you need some help using LEDs, please read our "Introduction to using LEDs" tutorial for any electronics project.

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