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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very bright

    posted by debubudeh on 05/19/2012 Certified Owner

    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
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Amazing performance!

    posted by Magicflame on 10/05/2011 Certified Owner

    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 resi...
    Cons:
    None so far, but we'll see, I guess. Would require a very powerful driver to get the same performance from mains power, due to ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good bright LED

    posted by lukasandrysik on 01/12/2011 Certified Owner

    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:
    It is not 100% invisible so you can see that it is on. Requires heatsing to operate...but it is normal with high power LEDs :)...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice led

    posted by McPiebot on 04/11/2009 Certified Owner

    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 on, you can see than ir turns a little red, but no more. You need some sort ...
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