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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 5
Great buy for the IR experimenter! – 5mm IR LED Emitters (20-Pack) Reviews

posted by CWalters on 02/27/2008 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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!

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