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LEDs - source to buy?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Black Sheep, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    Dec 29, 2009
    Elkton, MD
    Can anyone recommend a source for LEDs that would work well in pedals?
    Need small 9VDC LEDs for a custom pedal build.
  2. 254 stringer

    254 stringer

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Smallbear has a good selection but you have to use a resistor I have not seen a 9v led. Radio shack has a few but you will have a more limited color selection.
  3. Allied Electronics. But you don't need 9V LEDs, that's just ridiculous.

    I get all mine local. Do you have any specialty electronics retailers/wholesalers around you?

  4. I muse mammothelectronics.com

    Also regarding the 9v led, you don't need one. Just get whatever the normal voltage is that's offered at allied, smallbear, and mammoth, then use a current limiting resistor to lower the voltage.
  5. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    there's like a million online electronics parts stores where you can get all sorts of leds (and pots, and knobs, and...) for dirt cheap. tayda and jameco come to mind first.
  6. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

    Dec 29, 2009
    Elkton, MD
    got it. I'll check them out.