The Science of LEDs

LEDs are one of the coolest electronic components. They can brighten up any circuits project and turn it in to an eye-catching bonanza of blinking lights. Okay, corny imagery aside, they’re pretty cool. But have you ever thought of how they actually work? You likely already know that LED stands for light emitting diode. Where does the light emit from, though? There are no bulbs or filaments in an LED. So what’s going on in there that produces the glow that we love to have in all of our circuits?

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Chips and Silicon

Printed circuit boards (PCB) are the basis for most electronics that we use the modern era. The power of the PCB is that it allows electronic components to be attached and connected more easily than with the alternatives (wire wrap and point-to-point).

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