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« : June 26, 2010, 02:02:59 AM »

Hello guys.

I tried to make a whiteboard, its a very interesting proyect.

But i have a problem, i try with a lot of leds, and no one works  fine.

I want to buy a vishay led, but i cant find this kind of leds in my country (mexico), its impossible.

And i search for alternatives, i find this led:

Everlight PT331C.

Its like a clon of vishay 6400.


This led have 940nm of wavelength,  100ma, and 25° of view angle.

In the paper, this led its = to vishay....

This led might work fine??.


PD: Sorry for my bad english.

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« #1 : June 26, 2010, 02:42:33 AM »


I am not sure if anyone here has tested the IR LED that you have mentioned. It would be best if you just use the Vishay 6400 to save you a lot of trouble testing and troubleshooting.

You can easily purchase it online via the online resellers in this forum.

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« #2 : June 26, 2010, 03:22:29 PM »

Ok thanks.

The resellers in this forum can send the leds to mexico?.

But, the everlight leds, maybe can work. I see the radiant graphics, and the leds are similar.


The left image its the vishay led, and the other is the everlight led.

its very similar.

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The soul of Dr. Nuclear
« #3 : June 26, 2010, 07:00:38 PM »

Yes, I can send this LED to Mexico. I will be sending one to India on Monday. My prices are the lowest on ebay, and you will see that I have 100% positive feedback. To go to my ebay ad just click on this link:


Sí , puedo enviar este LED a México. Me va a enviar una a la India el lunes. Mis precios son los más bajos en eBay, y verás que tengo 100 % de votos positivos . Para ir a mi anuncio de ebay basta con hacer clic en este enlace:


James Mclain
Owner and Creator of
Whalebone IR and Software


or view and buy our products on ebay:

http://ebay.com   Search for IR pen or products by shakespeare1212.
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« #4 : June 26, 2010, 07:11:36 PM »

Thank you shakespeare.

I have 2 questions.

Can you give a better price if i buy to you a lot of leds? (20 or more).

What its the price of the shipping to mexico?.

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« #5 : September 30, 2010, 06:13:24 PM »

How about this one?
Available in the UK.
PDF with more info http://www.maplin.co.uk/media/pdfs/yh70m.pdf
Anybody tested it?
How does it compare to the Vishay?

A high power infrared emitter, intended primarily forremote control applications. Encapsulated ina 5mm water-clear resin package. Cathode denoted by flat on package/shorter lead. Similar to TIL38.
Absolute maximum ratings:
Power dissipation: 100mW
Forward current: 100mA
Reverse voltage: 5V
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