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Thread: 3 mm Warm White Through Hole LED's

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    Default 3 mm Warm White Through Hole LED's

    Do you think I can find these any where - nope I can't. Looked at Digikey (got confused and stopped looking after 13 pages) Allelectronics didn't even seem to list them under that name so I now have no idea where to go to get them other than evilbay and THAT is out of the question.

    Any suggestions or does anyone know where on either digikey or allelctronics they hide these things?
    Cheers,

    Tony
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    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

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    Hi,

    One of my "goto" suppliers has just one 3mm T1 Warm White part number in their online catalog - the downside is the minimum order is 50,000 - in multiples of 50,000.

    The problem is the need for warm white - lots of white and cool white parts - just the one warm white.

    Good luck.

    Frederick

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    Darn, 50,000 of them? Want to go halves with me
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Well, I kept looking and found some here, albeit they are ultra-bright, they are also warm/soft. Also got some 2.4k ohm resistors.
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Hi,

    Just for grins I went back to check on the cost of 50,000 and this time the search did not bring up the same part number. Another part number that you could buy in multiples of one - but no stock until March.

    Nothing I could do would find that original part - although my browser history would bring it up - odd.

    In any case for 50,000 they are just 5 cents each.

    Frederick

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    $25 isn't bad, if you need 50000 that is
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Hi,

    Better check your math - it works out to $2500.

    Frederick

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    Oops forgot a couple of zeros
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat457 View Post
    Any suggestions or does anyone know where on either digikey or allelctronics they hide these things?
    How about going to any store and look in the Chrismas lights section. I buy strings of 50 and manually extract the LED. Got piles of them that way. I, of course, usually wait until after Christmas when they are all 50% off. That way I think they ended up being 7 or 8 cents each. I also buy sets of red and green to use in control panels and the 1.5mm ones for signals.

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    Christmas lights will really work ... that would be a savings. Our local (decent) Dollar General sells 100 light lengths for around $2 and the Dollar Tree sells the lights for, yep you guessed it, a dollar.

    So when you remove the LED's what then? Which side of the LED is which for soldering wires to them and for the resistor?

    If I can get this to work, it will definitely be the way to go and will have a limitless supply!
    Cheers,

    Tony
    (aka wombat457)

    "...knowing what to do is one thing, being able to do it is another..."

    http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/f...Indoor-N-Scale

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