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Sep 02, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Where do you get your L.E.D lights?


I remember someone a while back (i think it was Don) posting a website that sold cheap LEDs in several different colors. im looking to make a LED board for the tail light and some neon green ones to light up the rest of my motorcycle. i googled stores and couldent find really anything good. Where do you buy your LEDs?

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Eric
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Sep 02, 2008, 07:41 PM
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Check on E-Bay. I got a bunch of leds cheap a while ago for a micro-controller project I did. I don't remember who I got them from from but he was in PA and got them to me very quickly. I will try to check and see if I can find the seller but it has been a couple of months.
Sep 02, 2008, 07:43 PM
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Last year I've bought some at Radio Shack. They had a drawer full of them, various sizes, colors and voltages.

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Sep 02, 2008, 07:48 PM
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Sep 02, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Radio Shack has them but the price is not right if you are looking for any kind of quantity. Maybe check out Jameco or Digikey.
Sep 03, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Same place as Don.

I also got some from an electronics supplier (Jameco), but it is much more confusing to sort out which ones are appropriate - and the price isn't much lower.

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Sep 03, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Thanks for the replys. im going to order some LEDs once i have a few extra $$ scraped up. books were expensive
Sep 03, 2008, 10:46 PM
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Eric, how many more do you need? I have drawers full of them. IF you need a whole lot, Ebay has a store that is stricly an LED shop. That's where I got lots of mine.

Another thing you could do is register with Fairchild Semiconductor and apply for free samples. Use your school Email and they'll likely have no problem sending them to you. That's what I did in college.

-Alex


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