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Thee_Captain

I am looking for housing for one RGB LED that diffuses the colors and mixes them well. I'm not sure if there is a special name for LED housing, but I can't really find any single led "bubbles."

Does anyone know of a light diffusing bubble that fits one RGB LED? Or a better term than LED bubble, cap, housing to help me search suppliers?

Thank you for your help.
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Grumpy_Mike

You can buy RGB LEDs with diffuse plastic case, or if you already have then with clear plastic casing then you can apply a fine piece of sand paper to the LED to get a good diffuse effect.

Failing that thin paper or 0.5mm styrene sheets make a good diffuser. I once drilled a blind hole most of the way through a 3mm styrene sheet to produce a hidden LED effect. That is one where you can't see the LED until it is lit up. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehy9xgl4YCs

PaulRB

Table-tennis balls, split in half?

Thee_Captain

Thanks guys. I tried applying a sand paper finish to the plastic. That definitely helps blend the colors. I love the hidden LED's on your keytar Grumpy_Mike. I will definitely use that on some project. That looks really slick.
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