Good source for light emitting diodes

TheSt.LouisKid

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I was looking for a place with a good selection. I've done some Google searching and thought I'd ask if anyone here has a reliable place where they have found a good selection.

I was thinking of doing this Star Trek whistle thing. The l.e.d.s have white edges and I think are 10mm by 5.5mm.

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It looks like the same size ( and style ) as the leds in Matt Muttson's " Fifth Element " Multipass kit. You might check with him. I can't remember if he mentions the source, on his build thread.
 
That looks like Joss Whedon blowing into a breathalyzer interlock. Did I miss the part where the crew gets pulled over after the Starfleet Christmas party? :love
 
Also try out Jameco and Digikey. Also I've seen the flat edged LEDs in the LED assorted multipacks sold by RadioShack. Why they won't sell them individually is beyond me though.
 
Thank you for the suggestions. Unfortunately none panned out.

Jameco a big selection but not that type and I phoned them to confirm I didn't overlook something.

And for at least 20 years Radio Shack is hit and miss with their variety packs in that are never consistant from store to store. I checked my local store last week and all they had were various diameters of domed round l.e.d.s.
 
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Vanity sized and shaped LEDs are not that hard to source but I have yet to come across a single site (or even manufacture) that offers a vast selection of many different profiles that are always available... I don't have the time right now but I will check out some of my contacts and see if any of them offer up the size you need as time permits...
 
If those are like the multipasses then check out the Avago Technologies HLMP-2300 at Allied electric they are 9mm x 5mm
 
I don't have the time right now but I will check out some of my contacts and see if any of them offer up the size you need as time permits...
I'd appreciate it.

If those are like the multipasses then check out the Avago Technologies HLMP-2300 at Allied electric they are 9mm x 5mm
Unfortunately the reference says 10mm x 5mm so thats what I need to find. :unsure But I appreciate the suggestion.
 
Because I'm a moron with no electronics experience I like to get LEDs from Niktronix on eBay - you can get just about anything he's got with resistors pre-attached for whatever voltage you need, to the tune of about a buck a bulb; worth it to me to know all I have to do is hit up the + and - ends to a power source, switch, or whatever.

EDIT: now that I reread the OP, I will admit I dont know if Niktronix has various-shaped profiles of LED...
 
That looks like Joss Whedon blowing into a breathalyzer interlock. Did I miss the part where the crew gets pulled over after the Starfleet Christmas party? :love
After all that Romulan Ale it would be a good idea to do a check and not run the risk of driving yer BOP into an asteroid.

Sorry man i misread the datasheet. The emitting area is 9mm but the LED is 10x5mm
That's looks like it.
 
Part number for the red leds is in my post above. That number in the pic was a GM Delco part # and will waste your time. They used to be made by HP with a QLMP prefix but are now made by Avago with a HLMP prefix. Check out allied electric and download the datasheet for the part numbers for the different colors.
 
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