LEDs, LED drivers and accessories
Generic versus brand name LEDs
Many of the low cost LEDs in this webshop are Asian sourced generic LEDs from numerous manufacturers. While we endeavour to source the best quality devices, we normally recommend that the generic LEDs are better suited for non-critical and non-commercial applications, such as decorative lighting, flashlight conversions, models, electronic projects and general DIY hobbyist use.
If your use is more demanding, requiring extended runtimes and longevity, or if you are making a commercial product, LEDsales highly recommends you purchase brandname devices, such as Cree, Nichia, Avago/Agilent, Toshiba, Stanley, Osram, Vishay and similar high grade devices. Attempting to reduce costs by using generic Chinese LEDs may result in a less than satisfactory outcome.
If you require a particular LED that we don't stock, please contact us as we can source most devices.