5mm bullet LED diode

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The Significance of Bullet LED in Modern Electronics

Bullet LEDs, particularly the 5mm variant, offer a unique blend of precision, compactness, and brightness, making them highly sought after in the electronics industry. The “bullet” term refers to the LED’s shape, which facilitates focused light emission, an essential feature for applications requiring pinpoint accuracy in light distribution.

Diving Into the World of 5mm LEDs

The 5mm LEDs are renowned for their small footprint, which does not compromise their luminous efficiency. They are capable of emitting light in a wide spectrum of colors, including the versatile bicolor LED, which can produce two distinct colors from a single diode. This feature is particularly useful in devices that require status indicators or mood lighting, allowing for a more dynamic user interface.

Applications and Versatility

5mm bullet LEDs are utilized in a myriad of applications, from consumer electronics, like smartphones and wearable devices, to automotive interiors and dashboard indicators. Their ability to provide clear, focused light makes them ideal for backlighting, signal lights, and any application where space is at a premium but high visual impact is desired.

The Advantages of Adopting 5mm Bullet LEDs

The benefits of incorporating 5mm bullet LEDs into electronic designs are manifold. They offer high luminous efficiency with low energy consumption, contributing to longer battery life in portable devices and reduced energy costs in larger systems. Their durability and long lifespan also reduce the need for frequent replacements, making them a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option.

Case Studies: Illuminating Success

One notable case study involves a leading consumer electronics company that integrated 5mm bullet LEDs into their latest line of portable speakers. The LEDs were used not only as status indicators but also to enhance the product’s aesthetic appeal, creating a dynamic lighting effect that responded to the music’s rhythm. This innovative use of bullet LEDs significantly increased the product’s market appeal and user satisfaction.

User Testimonials: Shining a Light on Efficiency

Feedback from industry professionals highlights the practical advantages of 5mm bullet LEDs. An electronics engineer remarked, “Integrating 5mm bullet LEDs into our designs has allowed us to achieve a perfect balance between form and function, enhancing the user experience while maintaining cost-effectiveness.” A purchaser for a major electronics manufacturer noted, “The reliability and versatility of these LEDs have streamlined our supply chain, reducing lead times and improving overall product quality.”

Conclusion: The Future is Bright with 5mm Bullet LED Diodes

The exploration into 5mm bullet LED diodes underscores their significant role in advancing electronics design and manufacturing. Their compact size, efficiency, and versatility make them indispensable in the creation of innovative, user-friendly, and sustainable electronic products.

Call to Action: Embrace the future of electronics design by incorporating the versatile and efficient 5mm bullet LED diodes into your next project. Experience the benefits of enhanced design flexibility and functionality today.

5mm bullet LED diode
5mm bullet LED diode


  • 5.0mm Round-Helmet Type Design: These LEDs are characterized by their round shape with a distinct helmet-type appearance, providing a unique visual and lighting profile.
  • Ultra Brightness: Offers high luminosity, ensuring clear visibility and strong illumination, ideal for applications requiring intense light output.
  • Choice of Various Viewing Angles: Available with different viewing angles, enabling customization to meet specific lighting requirements and applications.
  • Lens Options: Comes with various lens types, including diffused (for a softer, more spread-out light), transparent (for clear, direct light), and water clear (for the brightest, most direct light).
  • IC Compatible / Low Current Capability: Designed to be compatible with integrated circuits (ICs) and to operate efficiently on low current, enhancing energy efficiency and making them suitable for a variety of electronic applications.
  • RoHS Compliance: Manufactured in line with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive, ensuring the product is environmentally friendly and safe for use.


  • Indicator Lights: Ideal for use as indicator lights in electronic devices, appliances, and machinery, where the unique helmet shape can offer distinctive signaling.
  • Decorative Lighting: Suitable for decorative lighting in architectural designs, art installations, and event setups, where the unique shape can enhance aesthetic appeal.
  • Automotive Lighting: Appropriate for automotive applications, especially for dashboard indicators or exterior signals, where the helmet shape can improve visibility.
  • Consumer Electronics: Can be used in personal electronic devices for status indicators or as a design feature, especially where a distinctive lighting pattern is desired.
  • Safety and Warning Signals: Suitable for safety signs, emergency lighting systems, and warning signals, where high visibility is crucial.
  • Entertainment and Stage Lighting: Perfect for stage and entertainment lighting, offering creative effects with different lens types.
  • Educational and DIY Projects: Often used in DIY electronics and educational projects due to their unique design and versatility.
  • General Lighting Applications: Can be employed in various lighting applications where the helmet-type design offers a functional or aesthetic advantage.

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5mm bullet LED diode

All dimensions are in millimeters(inches)
Tolerance is +-0.25(0.01″) unless otherwise note
Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Partno description:

LEDs, Light Emitting diodes, which include various small kinds, such as 3mm, 5mm, 8mm, 10mm; round type, rectangular type square type, tower type, Oval led, elliptical, flat top; SMDs, high power led, piranha LEDs

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Lens Color:

Meaningcolor DiffusedColor TintedWater ClearWater DiffusedOrange diffused 

Absolute maximum ratings (Ta=25°C)

Forward Current I F252525303030303030303030mA
Power Dissipation P d606060656575110110120120120120mW
Reverse Voltage V R555555555555V
Peak Forward Current I PF (Duty 1/10 @1KHZ)150150150150150150150100100100100100mA
Operation Temperature T OPR-40 to +80°C
Storage Temperature T STG-40 to +85°C
Lead Soldering Temperature T SOL  Max.260+-5°C for 3 sec Max. (1.6mm from the base of the epoxy bulb)°C
Related Information

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The LEDs described here are intended to be used for ordinary electronic equipment (such as office equipment, 

communication equipment and household applications). Consult Betlux’s Sales in advance for information on 

applications in which exceptional reliability is required, particularly when the failure or malfunction of the LEDs

 may directly jeopardize life or health (such as in aviation, transportation, traffic control equipment, medical 

and life support systems and safety devices).

CAUTIONS for Through-Hole LED Lamps

1. Application
The LEDs described here are intended to be used for ordinary electronic equipment (such as office equipment, communication equipment and household applications). Consult Betlux’s Sales in advance for information on applications in which exceptional reliability is required, particularly when the failure or malfunction of the LEDs may directly jeopardize life or health (such as in aviation, transportation, traffic control equipment, medical and life support systems and safety devices).

2. Storage
The storage ambient for the LEDs should not exceed 30℃ temperature or 70% relative humidity. It is
recommended that LEDs out of their original packaging are used within three months
For extended storage out of their original packaging, it is recommended that the LEDs be stored in a sealed
container with appropriate desiccant or in a desiccator with nitrogen ambient.

3. Cleaning
Use alcohol-based cleaning solvents such as isopropyl alcohol to clean the LED if necessary

4. Lead Forming & Assembly
During lead forming, the leads should be bent at a point at least 3mm from the base of LED lens. Do not use
the base of the leadframe as a fulcrum during forming.
Lead forming must be done before soldering, at normal temperature.
During assembly on PCB, use minimum clinch force possible to avoid excessive mechanical stress.

led diode formingassembly notice of led diode


When soldering, leave a minimum of 2mm clearance from the base of the base of the lens to the soldering point. Dipping the lens into the solder must be avoided.

Do not apply any external stress to the lead frame during soldering while the LED is at high temperature.

Recommended soldering conditions:


IR Reflow Soldering (for SMD display)Wave SolderingSoldering Iron
Pre-Heat150-180°CPre-Heat100°C Max.Temperature300°C Max.
Pre-Heat Time120sec Max.Pre-Heat Time60sec Max.
Peak Temperature260°C Max.SolderWave260°C Max.Soldering Time3sec Max.(one time only)
Soldering Time10 sec Max.Soldering Time5sec Max.

Note: Excessive soldering temperature and/or time might result in deformation of the LED lens or failure of the LED

ESD(Electrostatic Discharge)

Static Electricity or power surge will damage the LED.

Suggestions to prevent ESD (Electrostatic Discharge):

n Use a conductive wrist band or anti-electrostatic glove when handling these LEDs

n All devices, equipment, and machinery must be properly grounded

n Work tables, storage racks, etc. should be properly grounded

n Use ion blower to neutralize the static charge which might have built up on surface of the LED’s

 plastic lens as a result of friction between LEDs during storage and handling

ESD-damaged LEDs will exhibit abnormal characteristics such as high reverse leakage current, 

low forward voltage, or “no light on” at low currents. To verify for ESD damage, check for “light on” 

and Vf of the suspect LEDs at low currents.

The Vf of “good” LEDs should be>2.0V@0.1mA for InGaN product and >1.4V@0.1mA for AlInGaP


antistatic notice-smd led

Drive Method

An LED is a current-operated device. In order to ensure intensity uniformity on multiple LEDs connected in 

parallel in an application, it is recommended that a current limiting resistor be incorporated in the drive circuit,

 in series with each LED as shown in Circuit A below.

drive notice - led diode

When selecting power for LED systems, it’s essential to understand several key parameters to ensure safe operation, longevity, and optimal performance. Here are some steps and considerations for LED power selection:

  • Determine the Forward Voltage (Vf) of the LED(s):

Each LED has a forward voltage, which is the voltage at which the LED operates when the current is flowing through it. This value can typically be found in the LED’s datasheet.

  • Determine the Forward Current (If) of the LED(s):

The forward current is the current at which the LED is designed to operate. Running an LED at higher than its rated current can reduce its lifespan and increase the heat it produces.

  • Decide on the Configuration:

Series Configuration: When LEDs are connected in series, the forward voltages add up, but the current remains the same.

Parallel Configuration: When LEDs are connected in parallel, the forward voltage remains the same, but the currents add up. This configuration can be risky because if one LED fails or has a slightly lower forward voltage, it can cause the other LEDs to draw more current.

Calculate Total Power Requirements:

Power (W) = Total Forward Voltage (V) x Total Forward Current (A)

For example, if you have three LEDs connected in series, each with a forward voltage of 3V and a forward current of 20mA, the total power requirement would be:

Power = (3V + 3V + 3V) x 20mA = 9V x 0.02A = 0.18W

  • Select an Appropriate Power Supply:
  • Voltage Rating: The power supply voltage should match or slightly exceed the total forward voltage of your LED configuration.
  • Current Rating: The power supply’s current rating should meet or exceed the total forward current of your LED configuration.
  • Safety Margin: It’s a good practice to select a power supply that can provide at least 20% more power than your calculated requirement. This ensures the power supply isn’t operating at its maximum capacity, which can extend its life and ensure safer operation.
  • Consider Additional Features:
  • Dimming Capability: If you want to control the brightness of your LEDs, choose a power supply with dimming capabilities.
  • Overcurrent and Overvoltage Protection: To protect your LEDs, select a power supply with built-in protection mechanisms.
  • Thermal Management: Ensure that the power supply has adequate cooling, especially if it will be enclosed or in a location with limited airflow.
  • Regulation and Efficiency:A power supply with good regulation will maintain a consistent voltage output despite variations in the load. High efficiency ensures minimal power is wasted as heat.
  • Physical Size and Form Factor:Depending on where you plan to place the power supply, its size and shape may be critical factors.

In summary, when selecting power for LED systems, understanding your LED’s requirements and the configuration you plan to use is essential. Then, pick a power supply that meets those needs with some added safety margin, keeping in mind any additional features or constraints relevant to your project.

Here are some well-regarded brands in the industry:

  • Mean Well: One of the most recognized brands in the LED power supply industry, Mean Well offers a wide range of products suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Their units often come with features like overcurrent protection, dimming capabilities, and high efficiency.
  • Tridonic: A global leader in lighting technology, Tridonic offers LED drivers and power supplies that cater to various lighting solutions, from simple setups to advanced smart lighting systems.
  • Philips Advance Xitanium: Philips is a well-known brand in the lighting industry, and their Xitanium series of LED drivers are known for reliability and performance. They cater to both indoor and outdoor LED applications.
  • Osram: Another giant in the lighting industry, Osram offers a range of LED drivers and power supplies suitable for various applications, including architectural and street lighting.
  • LIFUD: Specializing in LED drivers, LIFUD is known for its high-quality products that cater to both commercial and residential LED lighting solutions.
  • MOSO: This brand offers a variety of LED drivers, especially for outdoor and industrial applications. Their products are known for durability and performance.
  • TDK-Lambda: With a history in power electronics, TDK-Lambda offers a range of power supplies and LED drivers suitable for various applications, emphasizing reliability and advanced features.
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