5mm LED Specifications

5mm LED5mm LED dimension specificationsLEDs are available in a variety of sizes and shapes including the 5mm LED. We carry a wide assortment of the most common models of 3mm, 5mm, 8mm and 10mm models.

The size refers to the outside diameter of the LED, with the 5mm LED being the industry standard as the most common LED model. 3mm LEDs are the smallest and used in tight-fitting applications, while 8mm and 10mm models are used where you want to get out as much light as possible.

5mm LED Overview

A Super bright 5mm LED is extremely bright with a wide beam angle so they’re good for use in your projects, illuminations, head lamps, spotlights, car lighting, models. The 5mm LED can be used anywhere where you need low power, high intensity reliable lighting or indication. They go easily into a breadboard and will add that extra zing to your project.

The 5mm T1 3/4 LED is the most common size of LED available.

Connection Note

Please Note: the anode is indicated by the longer lead, the leadframe arrangement and “cathode flat” on the case flange may be reversed for some LEDs, always use the longer lead as the anode or test the devices first.

5mm LED Specifications