The LED operates with a typical forward voltage of 2.0V and a rated forward current of 20mA. It's designed to work within a forward drop range of 1.8-2.2VDC, ensuring a safe and efficient operation. The maximum current it can handle is 20mA, but for optimal performance and longevity, it's recommended to use a current of 16-18mA.
One of the key features of this LED is its luminous intensity, which ranges from 150-200mcd. This means it can produce a bright, clear light that's perfect for various applications, from DIY projects to professional electronic devices.
Sparkfun provides comprehensive resources to help you get the most out of this LED. The datasheet provides detailed specifications and usage instructions, while the LED tutorial offers insightful tips and tricks for using LEDs in your projects. This ensures you have all the information you need to use this LED effectively and safely.
Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, the Sparkfun Basic Red 5mm LED is a reliable and high-quality component that can enhance your electronic projects.