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    OSRAM SFH485P is the type I purchased but I'm afraid it was indeed from china (even though the seller was listed as UK). And a bit overpriced... I would give the filing way a go.

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    Tried somewhere like CPC or Maplin?



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    Farnell/RS/Rapid will all have a billion different types of IR emitters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Tried somewhere like CPC or Maplin?
    CPC! I knew I'd forgotten somebody. Ta!

    Maplins have some that are pretty close to spec. But they won't deliver them, and the nearest store only has 2 in. The next nearest has none... I'd end up doing a roughly 30 mile round trip for 3 LEDs that are only close to the spec I want lol.

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    Farnell/RS/Rapid will all have a billion different types of IR emitters.
    Farnell have some that at first glance look perfect, the OSRAM SFH4556P. The have a huge beam angle of 130 degrees, but they're 2V and 850nm (which means I have to mess about with the circuit and optical filters). That's one of my backup plans

    Rapid have the SFH485P Marv mentions above, but they only have a 40 degree beam angle. RS have tons of IR receivers, but for emitters I can only find the opto diodes, which include visible light spectrum so they're no good as I'll get annoyed by them reflecting on my screen.
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    I'm fairly sure the SFH485P has a viewing angle of 80 degrees which should be plenty.

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    Are SMDs out of the question?

    KINGBRIGHT KP-3216F3C on Farnell
    1.6v, 940nm, 120 degrees, 11p each

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marv View Post
    I'm fairly sure the SFH485P has a viewing angle of 80 degrees which should be plenty.
    Says 40 on farnells... Or is that supposed to be 40+/-? (I've seen some 90 degree ones described as 45+/- on other websites).

    Quote Originally Posted by heavywater View Post
    Are SMDs out of the question?

    KINGBRIGHT KP-3216F3C on Farnell
    1.6v, 940nm, 120 degrees, 11p each
    I'll have to rethink how I was going to mount them, but that might be a winner. A little on the small side, but I can probably work around that

    I was thinking about making a top mounted (cap style) clip instead of or as well... They'd probably work better with that... I'll get on it lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkY View Post
    Says 40 on farnells... Or is that supposed to be 40+/-? (I've seen some 90 degree ones described as 45+/- on other websites).
    Yeah, spec sheet on the store page suggests 40+/-

    https://www.rapidonline.com/pdf/58-0446.pdf

    Generally they're the ones most mentioned on freetrackir forums and guides, due to efficiency, wide angle and size.

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