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High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED

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  • Easy to install
  • Reflective chrome finish
  • LED type: 5.0 DIP LEDs (T-1 3/4)
  • Thread size: 8mm x 0.75mm pitch
  • Recommended panel hole size: DIA 21/64"
  • Insulation resistance: 500V DC 100M ohm 1 minute
  • Dielectric strength: 500V DC 1 minute

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  • Durable

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Product Summary

When a single color simply won't do.

This 7-color, 5mm blinking LED is great as a replacement or in a project. The popular size (5mm) ensures applications are nearly limitless. Emitted colors include red, green, blue, red green, green blue, red blue and red green blue.

  • Emitted color: red, green, blue, red green, green blue, red blue, red green blue
  • Intensity MCD (typical): 250mcd (red), 580mcd (green) and 280mcd (blue)
  • Wave-length nm (typical): 660nm (red), 525nm (green) and 470nm (blue)
  • Lens color: clear
  • Viewing angle (degree): 20°
  • FW supply (V)(typical): 3.2V
  • Peak current (1/24 duty cycle, typical) 35mA
  • Capable of single or mixed color lighting and blinking
  • Auto-start one-shot slow light up and fade, then blink
  • On/Off key color change control: R,G,B,RG,GB,RB,RGB
  • RoSH compliant
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  • High-brightness 7-color blinking LED
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackHigh-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED
 
3.5

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (20)
  • Versatile (18)
  • Rugged (9)
  • Good length (7)

Cons

  • NO DATA SHEET (7)
  • Inconsistent signal (3)

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (7)
  • Dorm room (6)
  • Travel (4)
  • Projects (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (17), Enthusiast (16), Casual user (12), Professional (4), Gearhead (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (44), Business (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 57 customers

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3.0

no data sheet

By tlinaf

from pgh,pa

About Me Casual User

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

        like to know internal ckt

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Search for this Part #: MSGBB557TA

        By Gary the annoyed.

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun

        Cons

        • Hard To Find Information
        • Poorly Documented

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

          After significant effort with my favorite search engine, I was able to determine that this is Micro Electronics manufactured part. The part number is MSGBB557TA. If you search for that number and the words "spec sheet" you can find the key details you need...although there isn't a lot there, it's sufficiant. The key take away is ground the control mode pin to change the color that gets displayed after the bootstrap is done. Also, starve the LED for current if you want it to cycle in boot-mode continuously.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Need very small capacitor

          By BobinAtlanta

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

              I described how to make it flash using rectified AC. Now that the project is complete, the need for a small capacitor is evident. In summary of my six LED, series/parallel array:
              Use Full-bridge rectified 12 VAC
              Used a 3 nF capacitor across the + and -
              Then a 1000 Ohm resistor
              Into the array of six LED's: Three parallel sets of two series LED's.
              This flashes continuously, with some pauses at red. It is spectacular.
              The part number for the LED's is: MSGBB557TA.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              To make it flash continuously

              By BobinAtlanta

              from Atlanta GA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                  It is frustrating that no data sheet helps here, but here is a resolution:

                  To make it flash trough all colors continuously for example:
                  * Use a 12 volt AC source and leave the third lead open.
                  * Full bridge rectify the 12 AC using NO capacitance filter. This confuses the onboard IC, since 0 volts is observed 120 times a second.
                  * Use a 1500 to 2000 ohm resistor. This lowers the current to where the onboard capacitance cannot allow counting of cycles.
                  * That's it! It will run continuously on its array of colors. It does shift from even cycles to the rapid cycling on seemingly random intervals. But it is still spectacular.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  5 years and still no data sheet?

                  By Frustrated EE

                  from Southington, CT

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Pretty Effect

                  Cons

                  • Cannot Use Without Exp
                  • NO DATA SHEET
                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Imbedding In Devices
                  • Special Effects

                  Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                  A rational person would think that after 5 years of comments, someone at Radio Shack would have corrected this situation by now. Thank goodness for the perseverance of the people in the previous comments. Depending on how you intend to use this device, you may have to combine some of the information from these previous users.
                  NOTE TO RADIO SHACK: PLEASE PROVIDE TRUE DOCUMENTATION FOR THIS PART EITHER ON YOUR WEBSITE, OR ON THE PART ITSELF.
                  Considering the price of an individual unit, it is the least we expect of you.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun Nightlight

                  By Tim Allen is my hero !

                  from Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                      Bought this light with NO specs.
                      I had the wife look at the comments and read them off to me!!!!
                      Removed led from nightlight and installed this bulb with a capacitor (as shown later on down)
                      Works great, Pretty cool nightlight but people tell me: "Welcome back to the 70's acid trips"
                      AWESOME !

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Very Sad

                      By Lee

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • No Diagram

                      Best Uses

                      • Project~'~~s

                      Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                      With many uses, I would expect a diagram of the leads since you didn't PROVIDE A DATASHEET or at minimum have one on line. Sad, very sad......

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Awesome LED

                      By technology lover

                      from Eugene Oregon

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Good Length

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                          This LED is so cool! It has cool colors and blinking modes. I also love everything you sell!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Can't find enough of them.

                          By Nick

                          from IA

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance
                          • Rugged
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                            I installed two of these in the cup holders in my car with an interrupter switch. They are very bright and I love the functionality. Trying to find more and I wish they were a bit cheaper as well.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Works great!

                            By train guy

                            from Roseville, MN

                            About Me Casual User

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack High-Brightness 7-Color 5mm Blinking LED:

                                The instructions to properly use the LED were courtesy of Falcon (Google "MSGBB557TA_7_Color_LED.pdf"). I used two switches, one for power and the other to toggle. I use these LED's for fiber optic illumination in model trains.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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