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Education: What Shape of LED Should I Use for My Project? via Make

What Shape of LED Should I Use for My Project? via Make

There are so many components you can use in your electronics projects, so a good overview of the pros and cons of each can be a great jumpstart for your technology education.

This Make article give a great overview of the wide variety of LEDs available along with the pros and cons of each. Looking for a tiny LED for a miniature project? How about an ultra-bright pinpoint of light or a diffuse glow? Check out the article and keep it on hand for the next time you are adding LEDs to your project.

Education: What Shape of LED Should I Use for My Project? via Make

 

I’ve tested many LEDs and have found that there are limitations and advantages to each of them. In this post, I’ll share what I learned while making my paper LED creations. No matter what you build your projects with, I hope this post will help you choose not just any LED, but the perfect LED for your next project!

*I will focus on the physicality of the LED, not the power requirements or electrical capabilities. Remember to also refer to the LED’s data sheet to make sure it fulfills the needs of your circuit!

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