Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Throws off a lot of infrared light Cons:Gets very hot Need high thermal rated resistors High current compared to normal leds OtherThoughts:Used to make a sensor bar for my wii that runs off the computers USB port. Pretty sure the power requirements are way out of the us... Read more
Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:The performance from this LED is amazing! I wired this to a 2 volt sealed lead acid battery as suggested by dav850, but lost my nerve, as the battery was brand new and reading about 2.36 volt open-circuit, so I opted to limit the current with 5 x 5 Ohm resistors in parall... Read more
Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Very bright infrared LED. Well it is bright on camera. with naked eye you can see only little red and nothing else. But you you see through camera, you can see it is very bright. It is bright enough to pass through my finger and it looks like x-ray! :-)). Cons... Read more
Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:very bright infrared led
well, it is not really brigt because it is invisible for the human eye, but it is not invisible for almost all ccd or cmos cameras and that is how I tested it.
Cheap, really cheap Cons:it is an emmiter of invisible light but when it is... Read more
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