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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Very bright – 3W InfraRed LED 850nm IR Emitter on 2cm Star (1.5V~1.7V DC) Reviews

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
Other:
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 usb spec, so I don't know if the led isn't shining at full brightness or if my ports are supplying more power than they should, but it works great. I live in an apartment and can use the wiimotes all the way across the apartment so I don't know what the maximum range is. I'm using with sku 4626 which seems to help with the wiimote's ability to see the leds.
Bottomline:
Very bright emitter and very hot.

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