Ultra-Bright Power LEDs

We offer specialist High Power LEDs for providing ultra-bright light at the end of R/C model gun muzzles in sync. with gunfire sounds, engine start-up sounds, as Morse Code flashers or for general model lighting.

What's New:

September 17, 2019

All new Sound Suites for
ShockWave 3 now available.

June 07, 2019

New Cirrus SR22 sound set now available, bringing our total airplane sounds to 109!

March 27, 2019

New McDonnell Douglas MD-902 helicopter sound set now available, bringing our total helicopter sounds to 40!

February 20, 2019

New 5th generation ShockWave 3 sound module released. Many new features making it our best yet.

January 12, 2019

New Panzer II Luchs Tank sound set now available bringing our total tank sounds to 12.

Ultra-Bright Power LEDs

Name : Luxeon Rebel 90 Lumens Red-Orange LED

Item Number : LED Rebel-RED-ORANGE
Voltage : 3.6V
Current : 700mA Absolute maximum
Recommended current : 300mA
Dimensions : 3.2mmx 4.6mm x 2.2mm high
Weight : 0.7 grams

Click here for specifications and connections.
Anode = +, Cathode = -

USD$7.99

Made by Philips Lumileds and originally intended for lighting applications, they are rated at 3.6V and 700mA. They are EXTREMELY bright with 90+ lumens of light. They make excellent gun muzzle flashes when switched by the optional switched/flasher outputs of our sound modules.

Note: we do not recommend running these LEDS at their maximum rating as they get very hot very quickly. We recommend running them at around 300mA or less. The loss in brightness is not very noticeable.

These high POWER LEDs are very small, 3mm x 4.5mm, and use very small surface mount pads for connections. You will need a very narrow tipped soldering iron, fine gauge solder e.g. 0.015" diam., fine gauge insulated wire e.g. 30AWG, a steady hand and an illuminated magnifier to attach wires to these LEDs.

When powered up continuously, these power LEDs MUST be mounted on a heatsink such as a slug of 1/4"diameter aluminium rod, a piece of 1/4" wide brass bar or on a copper pad on a PCB. They have a thermal pad on the underside which must be bonded to the heatsink through soldering or using thermally conductive epoxy.

Failure to mount on a heatsink when powered continuously will destroy them due to overheating. If the LEDs are used as gun barrel flashers, and flashed for only a few seconds at a time, they can be used without a heatsink as they will not have time to heat up sufficiently to destroy themselves.

NOTE : ALL LEDS MUST BE USED WITH A SERIES RESISTOR TO LIMIT THEIR CURRENT. THE VALUE AND POWER RATING OF THE RESISTOR DEPENDS ON HOW MANY LEDS ARE USED AND WHAT SUPPLY VOLTAGE THEY WILL BE USED WITH.

PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE ON CHOOSING SERIES RESISTORS FOR LEDs HERE.

We do not keep LED resistors in stock as there are so many different requirements for each user. You can buy them from your local electronics store.

See Arctic Silver products for Thermally conductive epoxy.
 

Name : Luxeon Rebel 90 lumens Red-Orange LED Pre-Mounted

Item Number : LEDRebel-RED/ORANGE-Pre-Mounted
Voltage : 3.6V
Current : 700mA Absolute maximum
Recommended current : 300mA
Dimensions : 10mm x 10mm x 2.2mm high
Weight : 2.0 grams

Click here for specifications and connections.
Anode = +, Cathode = -

USD$14.99

These LEDs are the same as the Luxeon Rebel LEDs above, but are pre-mounted on a 10mm square ceramic base. This makes for easier mounting and attachment of wires as the pads for soldering are much larger.

Note: we do not recommend running these LEDS at their maximum rating as they get very hot very quickly. We recommend running them at around 300mA or less. The loss in brightness is not very noticeable.

NOTE : ALL LEDS MUST BE USED WITH A SERIES RESISTOR TO LIMIT THEIR CURRENT. THE VALUE AND POWER RATING OF THE RESISTOR DEPENDS ON HOW MANY LEDS ARE USED AND WHAT SUPPLY VOLTAGE THEY WILL BE USED WITH.

PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE ON CHOOSING SERIES RESISTORS FOR LEDs HERE.

We do not keep LED resistors in stock as there are so many different requirements for each user. You can buy them from your local electronics store.

See Arctic Silver products for Thermally conductive epoxy.