What sets these LEDs apart is their size. At 10mm, they are larger than many standard LEDs, making them a noticeable and impactful addition to your project. The blue light they emit is not only vibrant but also falls within a wavelength of 465-470nm, ideal for many electronics applications.
Operating these LEDs is straightforward. They require a forward voltage of 3.0-3.4VDC and a forward current of 20mA. Plus, with a viewing angle of 40 degrees, they provide a wide field of illumination.
Lastly, these LEDs are not just about size and brightness. They also deliver in terms of light output, producing 100-150 MCD. This makes them a powerful component in any electronics kit.
For more information, check out the datasheet and the LED tutorial provided by Sparkfun. These resources will give you all the technical details you need to make the most of these LEDs.