5mm Flashing Red LED

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About this product


  • 5mm red individual LED
  • Forward voltage of 2.5V and a forward current of 55mA
  • Flashing LED

Product overview

• 5mm red individual LED
• Forward voltage of 2.5V and a forward current of 55mA
• Flashing LED
• Viewing angle of 60 degrees

An LED which has a built-in blinking IC and a blinking frequency from 3Hz to 1.5Hz. They are supplied in a T-13/4 package and the cathode is denoted by the short lead.It has a diffused lens and a viewing angle of 60°.


Operating Specifications

Light Output:

2 mcdmcd

Viewing Angle:

60 °°

Forward Voltage:

2.5 VV

Reverse Voltage:


Forward Current:

55 mAmA

Power Dissipation:

310 mWmW

Dimensions & Weight


5 mmmm

Product Specifications




Package Contents:

1 x LED





Connection Type:

Through Hole



Standard LED

What resistor would I need to use this LED with 12V?

Asked by: PortlandBill
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Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-09-16

This would blink by just connecting it to a battery source??? is there any "higher" version of this?? as I would like to connect to a 9V battery so the LEDs flash brigther

Asked by: Diego123
The only flashing LEDs we have with a higher input voltage would be in the 10mm size, such as the following; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/10mm-flashing-red-led-uk43w
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-14

How do you alter he flash frequency ?

You would change the voltage lower is slower higher is faster up to the max voltage.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-08

What is light output and power rating, I want them to flash on an old car direction indicator.

Asked by: Fred Stobbart
Full specifications can be found here Diameter 5 mm Colour Red Forward Voltage 2.5 V Forward Current 55 mA Reverse Voltage 0.5 V Wave Length 700 nm Power Dissipation 310 mW Viewing Angle 60° Flashing Yes Light Output (Brightness) 2 mcd
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-29

which prong is the pos(ie +-)
Asked by: vick
with all LEDs the anode (+) is the longer leg
Answered by: SG
Date published: 2017-05-11
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