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Western Electric Green LED

These small LEDs, made by Western Electric, were used in the handsets of various phones throughout the 1970s. Western Electric manufacturing excess is alive and well in this device - this LED has thick heavy gold leads and a flanged plastic package designed to fit in a 3mm LED socket. New old stock.

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WELED2 US$4.98 11 units in stock

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Monsanto MV1 LED

Monsanto MV1 light emitting diode, new old stock, tested with minor shelf wear. The Monsanto MV1, released in 1969, is considered by most LED collectors to be the world's first production visible light emitting diode. The MV1 is a very dim light source, and is barely visible under normal indoor lighting.

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MV1 US$15.98 15 units in stock

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Fairchild FLV102 LED

Rare early Fairchild FLV102 LED emitters, new old stock. Like many other early diodes, the FLV-102 uses a modified transistor package as the base of its construction. The leadframe and base are identical to a standard T-106 ceramic transistor; the only difference in the package is the use of a diffuse red epoxy blob, through which the LED light exits the device. The light emitted by the FLV-102, a feeble 1mcd, is easily drowned out by average incandescent lighting.

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FLV102 US$7.98 22 units in stock

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Soviet 3L341V LED

Rare Soviet-made 3L341V LED, green radiation, metal can package, new, unused. The 3L341 appears to be standard AlGaP green, rated at .15 microlumens, 2.8V @ 10mA. These LEDs were manufactured in 1988, prior to the Soviet collapse.

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3L341V US$1.98 13 units in stock

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Motorola TO-92 Package LED

This device is a mundane red LED die in a strange enclosure: a standard TO-92 transistor package. Electronics lore states that Motorola made these parts-of-questionable-judgment under contract for use in camera rangefinders.

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TO92RED US$6.98 25 units in stock

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Telefunken TLHB5400 5mm Silicon Carbide LED

Extremely rare blue 5mm silicon carbide (SiC) LED, made by Telefunken, sky blue epoxy, new unused. Like all SiC LEDs, this is a relatively dim device, suitable for panel indicators and other similar applications. Light output is 2.5mcd, 480nm dominant wavelength.

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SICLED1 US$6.98 7 units in stock

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Siemens Phototransistor

Siemens manufactured NPN photo-transistor, unknown part number, new old stock. These transistors are packaged in ceramic TO-106 carriers with gold leads. The cap is made from clear resin, to allow light to reach the phototransistor die.

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SIEMENSPHOTO US$3.98 2 units in stock

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Capped IR LED

An unusual IR LED with a bare die on a gold header covered by a removable plastic cap. The caps on these can be removed and used on other similarly packaged bare die LED's that lack a protective cap.

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CAPPEDLED US$2.48 12 units in stock

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Soviet AL102A LED

Soviet AL102A red LED, new old stock, tested. This red LED is housed in a silvery metal package and has a clear lens, allowing easy viewing of the LED die within. The AL102A is rather dim, and is rated for only 0.4 MCD. The wavelength emitted by this LED is 690 nanometers.

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AL102A US$2.98 16 units in stock

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Tiny Green 2mm LED

A very tiny LED with fine wire leads, new old stock. Red 5mm LED in photo shown for scale only. The transparent top allows for easy viewing of the LED die.

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GREEN2MM US$0.98 126 units in stock

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Nichia NSHU550 LED

Nichia NSHU550, lot of three, new old stock. The Nichia NSHU550E is the first commercially available UV-LED, featuring a 370nm peak wavelength and 1mW output. These are a historically significant part and very hard to find.

Note: these LEDs output a shorter wavelength of UV than commonly available 5mm epoxy LEDs, and as such they should NOT BE VIEWED WITH THE NAKED EYE! Looking at these LEDs while powered can cause permanent vision damage.

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NSHU550 US$4.68 30 units in stock

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Lamina Atlas Green LED

Lamina Atlas single cavity green LED, new old stock, tested and working. The Lamina Atlas is an extremely high quality LED with gold plated contacts and four spiral contact dies in a central cavity. Unlike most other high-flux LEDs that use plastic lenses and packages, the Atlas uses an optically pure glass lens to cover the dies. This is the same model of LED that was used in the Iron Man costume for the Iron Man movies; the cheap Chinese LED stars that flood Ebay are not in the same league as these devices!

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LAMINA550 US$5.98 6 units in stock

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5mm Green Western Electric LED

A green Western Electric LED, new old stock, tested and working. This LED dates back to the 1970s and is encased in a 5mm clear package with an attached green reflector. The large square leads are intended for wire-wrap construction.

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WE5MM US$4.98 5 units in stock

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Red Straight Pin LED

Red straight pin LED, gold package, new old stock. This LED has an additional lead spot-welded to the side of the case, in a clumsy attempt to convert it to a 3mm LED replacement part. We strongly suspect this device was made by Texas Instruments.

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TIPINLED US$3.98 96 units in stock

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Flat-Top Western Electric LED

Flat-top Western Electric LED, good clean condition. This green LED dates back to the 1970s and is encased in a clear epoxy package with a built in reflector. We do not know the part number of this LED, but it is likely intended for telephone switchboard use.

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WEFLATTOP US$2.98 4 units in stock

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Gold Plated Near Infrared (NIR) LED

An unusual gold plated near infrared NIR LED, in tested and working condition. These unusual devices operate in the 810 nanometer band and their light output is right at the edge of human vision. Each LED contains an array of 16 NIR dies bonded to a gold transistor header. When powered up these produce a deep cherry red output in the visible light range, with almost 90% of their output spilling over into the infrared bands. In the photos, the LED is powered at 100ma and 6.5 volts, and the visible light output is unlike anything typically seen in a solid state device. The photos have been taken with an IR filter to block the infrared light and and limit the output to the human-visible portion of the spectrum; this produces an image that closely matches what would be seen with the naked eye.

WARNING: These LEDs output almost 90% of their light is invisible IR radiation, and as such can be hazardous to vision if not properly used. Never view these with your naked eyes unless you fully understand the safety implications of NIR light!

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NIR17 US$10.98 2 units in stock

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Luminus XNova CXM-22-27-80-36 125 Watt LED

Luminus XNova CXM-22-27-80-36 high power LED, clean unused condition, tested and working. These are insanely bright 125 watt LEDs, and can produce an eyeball-watering 7800 lumens of light output. Color temperature is rated at 2700K; these produce a warm white light similar in color to the output of an old-style incandescent bulb. They are obviously much brighter than an incandescent bulb however... a typical 100 watt incandescent bulb can only produce about 1500 lumens of light. Needless to say, these require a heatsink when operated at full power, and will quickly immolate themselves if ran bare. If you ever wanted to construct a flashlight so powerful that it could be seen from space, this might be the LED for you!

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CXM-22 US$6.98 6 units in stock

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Soviet ALS317B Bargraph LED

Soviet ALS317B red bargraph LED, new old stock, clean condition. This tiny display contains 5 bar shaped LED dies and can be stacked end-to-end to create bargraphs of any length. Though this device is packaged in what appears to be a six pin DIP package it should be noted that the dimensions are much smaller than a standard DIP... the epoxy package is 5mm by 5mm and the leads are 7mm long.

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ALS317B US$1.98 16 units in stock

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Weird RGB Discrete Die LED Display Bar

An unusual RGB LED light bar display, working and tested. This display has visible discrete dies ball-bonded to a gold clad PCB, with dies in three colors; red, green and blue. Each die is individually controllable through the 30 pin FFC connector on one side of the device. The LEDs are protected by a clear epoxy coating to prevent damage. This is a very rare display and I have never seen anything like it before, what unusual projects could be built with such a device? RGB point-of-view display? VR headset variable color tempature backlight? VU meter designed by a madman? Comes with ribbon cable.

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RGBBAR US$21.98 5 units in stock

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OD-2086 UV LED

A mysterious OD-2086 UV LED, like new condition, tested. In outward appearance these appear to be a metal can UV LED in the vein of the well known Nichia NSHU550 first generation UV LED, but in a gold enclosure with a flat glass lid. The internal construction appears more primitive as well; there is no reflector cup for the UV LED die, and the raised internal platform found in the NSHU550 is missing.

Note: these LEDs output a shorter wavelength of UV than commonly available 5mm epoxy LEDs, and as such they should NOT BE VIEWED WITH THE NAKED EYE! Looking at these LEDs while powered can cause permanent vision damage.

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OD2086 US$4.68 39 units in stock

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Luxeon LXS8-PW30 LED

Phillips Lumileds Luxeon S1000 series LED, new old stock, bulk packed from trays. This is a powerful device for a compact cavity LED, and has an output of 1390 lumens at 25 volts. The cavity contains nine LED dies wired in series, which are mounted to a complex wafer with gold traces. This LED also produces decent color rendering, with a CRI of 80 and a color temperature of 3000k, the light has a faint yellowish tint that is pleasing to the eye.

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LXS8-PW30 US$1.98 50 units in stock

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Soviet Hermetic Green LED

Unidentified Soviet hermetic green LED, new old stock, clean condition. This early device contains a green LED die mounted to a thick gold header with a glass window and metal lid. We do not know the part number or specifications of this device, but its light output is quite dim, and only useful as an indicator.

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SOVGREEN2 US$6.98 13 units in stock

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Luminus XNova CLM-9-40-80-36 LED

Luminus XNova CLM-9-40-80-36 high power LED, clean unused condition, tested and working. These small LEDs put out a lot of light, and are rated at around 700 lumens of light output. Color temperature is rated at 4000K; these produce a neutral white light with only a small amount of yellow output. These are designed to be used with a small heatsink, and will quickly be destroyed if they are run at full power without one.

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CLM-9 US$2.48 10 units in stock

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6 Die LED Lamp

Red bayonet base LED lamp, new old stock. This lamp has six LED dies in a plastic carrier mounted to a bayonet lamp base. These are rated for 15 volts but will run nicely on 12 volts, and have a built in resistor that allows them to be used in pilot lamp housings designed for incandescent bulbs.

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15VLED US$2.98 6 units in stock

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Flat-Top Yellow LED

An unidentified flat-top yellow LED, good clean condition. This LED likely dates back to the mid 1980s and has an unusual flat-top package with a built in reflector.

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YLFLATTOP US$2.98 3 units in stock

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Tiny Red Axial LED

These are extremely small axial red LED's in a clear epoxy package with gold leads. These are about 2mm in diameter, note the green spot of paint on one lead, which indicates the cathode. We have no idea who the manufacturer is for this LED, but they are consistent in package style and internal construction to a Monsanto or General Instrument MV50.

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AXIALREDLED US$1.98 Out of stock

Hewlett Packard Green Metal Can LED

Military grade Hewlett Packard green LED, tested and working. These unusual LEDs are intended for use in military teletypes and test equipment, and each one is packaged in a hermetic gold canister with a glass lid. The LEDs emmit light in the green spectrum, and each one has been tested and is in good working order. If you ever needed an LED designed to both carry out and survive global thermonuclear war, this could be the part for you!

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HPGREENCAN US$12.98 Out of stock

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