DX » Community » Reviews » 5mm IR LED Emitters (20-Pack)
4.9
  • 5 star 32 ( 68% )
  • 4 star 11 ( 23% )
  • 3 star 3 ( 6% )
  • 2 star 1 ( 2% )
  • 1 star 0 ( 0% )
Customer’s impression:
There are no customer's impression yet.
Create Review

Share your thoughts and
Get DX Points!

  • Great buy for the IR experimenter!

    posted by CWalters on 02/27/2008
    0

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Very affordable! You get a nice quantity to experiment or build with. These are near invisible under normal viewing, while giving off a bright white when viewed with IR capable devices such as night security cameras.

    Cons:

    No datasheet for this item, the best you can do is find a datasheet for a similar product and hope for the best. Through my experimenting however, they seem somewhat foregiving so far. These aren't extremely bright on their own, you'll want to consider reflector/lens depending on your usage.

    OtherThoughts:

    These may be useful for local illumination for security cameras, in combination with a reflector and lens for use as a spotlight, or as "marker lights" only seen by those with IR viewing capability.

    Bottomline:

    These are good fun to experiment with, and for the price, there's no real reason not too!

Post comment

WHY CHOOSE DX.COM?

Get great weekly deals and offers like: Collections