LED Specifications
Continuous Forward Current


The Continuous Forward Current specification of an LED serves to tell you the maximum current that an LED can be fed continuously without being damaged or destroyed.

An LED can only handle a certain amount of current before the current will prove destructive to it. If you provide more current to an LED than what is specified in the continuous forward current value, you risk blowing and destroying the LED.

When examining the datasheet of an LED, read the value for the continuous forward current and make sure not to exceed this rating when providing power to an LED in a circuit.

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