This Red/Green/Blue (RGB) 5mm LED has four pins — one for each color and one for the common cathode. The cathode is the longest pin. Use this one LED for three status indicators or pulse-width modulate all three colors to mix any color you like.
Note: Depending on date of LED manufacture, pins 3 and 4 may be opposite of what is shown in the datasheet, i.e. blue and green instead of green and blue.
Triple Output LED RGB Features
- Forward Voltage (RGB): (2.0, 3.2, 3.2)V
- Luminosity (RGB): (800, 4000, 900)mcd
Download Young Sun YSL-R596CR3G4B5C-C10 Datasheet
Illumination Examples The following image gives you an idea of how the LED illuminates each color individually, and all three together. This version of the LED has a clear lens, so it produces intense but very directional light. Compare this to the diffused version to determine which is best for your application.