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5.10: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

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    3295
    • Camosun College
    • BCCampus (Download for free at http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks)
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    Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce light from electricity using semiconductor materials. They operate from a low DC voltage and produce little heat because there is no incandescent filament. They are available in a range of colours, with red, green, and yellow being the most common.

    LED.jpg
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Individual LED (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)

    The seven-segment number display (Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\)) uses one LED for each section to create different numbers from 0 to 9.

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{2}\): Seven-segment display (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)

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