|LED||MAX Power Dissipation (mW)||SAFE Continuous Forward Current (mA)||MAX Continuous Forward Current (mA)||SAFE Forward Voltage (V)||MAX Forward Voltage (V)||Viewing Angle||Flux (LUMENS)||Flash Rate (Hz)|
Usage of RC-LIGHTS LEDs at or above the maximum ratings will void the warranty.
If you are using any RC-LIGHTS LED Controllers the information in the table above is only for reference and additional information. You do not need to know what any of it means to use a RC-LIGHTS R/C LED Lighting System because all LED controllers are set up to simply plug a LED into a LED channel and you're ready to play. The table is included for do-it-yourself hobbyists and those looking to modify RC-LIGHTS LED controllers for additional uses beyond what is typically offered.
Beware of R/C lighting competitors who claim to be the brightest and supply LEDs that are running at the MAXIMUM ratings. Doing so sacrifices LED longevity (up to 10 YEARS running constantly) as well as the efficiency of the LED (how well the LED is able to produce the most light with the least power). Improperly powering LEDs (RC-LIGHTS or otherwise) shortens the life of the LED and causes the brightness to decrease over time. While powering the LED at these ratings makes the LED significantly brighter than if powered properly, it really is not necessary when you start with LEDs that are truly bright in the first place, not to mention your lights will last much longer and retain the same brightness as the day you first turned them on.
If you're using a RC-LIGHTS LED Controller you do not need to worry about over-powering your LEDs as long as you follow all instructions and plug the LEDs into the appropriate LED channels.
USE CARE: LEDs are electrostatic sensitive devices. Static electricity and surge will damage the LEDs. Make sure to discharge yourself prior to handling the LEDs or use an anti-static glove when handling the LEDs.
USE CARE: Too much heat applied to the LED leads during soldering can damage the LED. Make sure your iron temperature is 600 degrees Fahrenheit (320 Celsius) or less. Do not hold the iron tip on the LED lead for more than 3 seconds. Make sure to get a good connection the FIRST time, otherwise the LED may become damaged during the second solder attempt.