which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Where to buy? Where can I find? How do I? Getting started.
Post Reply
mois_2012
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:33 pm

which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by mois_2012 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:44 pm

Hi

I would like to buy some small (5mm) LEDs (colour or white) like shown in the link
https://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/BGLS/ ... ?width=614

I want to buy them from an electronic shop which sells loose LEDs and LED drivers. Does anyone know whether there is any such shop in Helsinki/Espoo/vantaa ?

I do not want to buy Christmas LED stripes or strings which can be found in Clas Ohlson.

Thanks in advance.



which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Sponsor:

Finland Forum Ad-O-Matic
 

User avatar
sinikala
Posts: 4993
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:10 pm
Location: Pori, Finland

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by sinikala » Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:27 am

No idea if there's a physical shop, I'd buy from RS

http://fi.rsdelivers.com/productlist/se ... 13316&tag=

Amazing how expensive they are, I'd have guessed at a few cents a piece...
Image


User avatar
wolf80
Posts: 389
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:43 pm
Location: Helsinki

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by wolf80 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:41 am

Bebek should have them, they are located in Hakaniemi.

http://www.bebek.fi/kauppa/index2.php


riku2
Posts: 845
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:13 pm

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by riku2 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:53 am

Aliexpress is the ideal place. They are about 1 euro cent each and include free postage to finland.

Here is a nice collection of 300 of different colours and a plastic storage box for total of 4.28e

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Sh ... 2d2c&tpp=1

You do wonder how they can do thing this cheap since the price includes the postage for finland.
There is no tax due once they arrive since the value is so low.

I get all my components and small electronic items from ali express now. They are not that good for branded items like a samsung phone or sony camera but for LEDs, cables etc they are better than ebay or amazon and almost all of the time the postage is included.


mois_2012
Posts: 30
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:33 pm

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by mois_2012 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:13 pm

I went to Bebek yesterday but 5 mm LEDs seem kind of expensive (50 cents per LED). Maybe I should try online ones.

Thanks guys for the links and information.


meplusthree
Posts: 167
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:53 am

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by meplusthree » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:08 am

You could try here http://yeint.fi/index.php?main=272&productCat=2500
The shop is in Espoo !


harryc
Posts: 1112
Joined: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:09 pm
Location: Espoo-Helsinki

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by harryc » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:46 pm

As suggested above - Try Aliexpress.


User avatar
Piet
Posts: 465
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:45 pm
Location: Finland

Re: which electronic shop sells small (5mm) LEDs

Post by Piet » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:15 pm

harryc wrote:As suggested above - Try Aliexpress.
I prefer Ebay because of the more straight forward money back guarantee in case it does not arrive from china (happens often). In case of problems, aliexpress tends to side with the sellers while Ebay always pays you back. (personal experience)

just received my 1000 pcs of bright white 5mm leds (4,60 euro's) tested them all, only 2 faulty.. :thumbsup:
If god would give us the source code, we could change the world
Image


Post Reply