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Check them...how? I was going to purchase some on line.
LEDs have a light pattern in degrees the smaller the number the more directional the LED will be.
Ask the seller about the LEDs before you buy.

Here is a listing from SuperBright LEDs, just for reference.

Super Bright LEDs - Component LEDs

Check out all of there LEDs, there maybe a straight up 1 or 2 watt SMD (LED) that will work by itself.

Again, I like to ask the Seller before buying it is their business to know what LEDs work best.

Luck, it is a long trip to get to best LED.

p.s. there are posts on the site that call out LED to use with resistors and yes you need a resistor of some type but there are newer technology out there other than the Std LED (the raised Dome Shape), so check out what SBLED has to offer.
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What type of LEDs did you use? And where did you get the round project board? And the site that you recommended has great information. I am going to do some more research.
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I use Rat Shaq for components only and only components; I think most of their stuff is junk !

They have a pkg of round project boards, RadioShack.com. The pkg has a few different diameters so you can work it how you want.
While I was there I started looking at the high output (directional) LED and bought the largest they had and then added some around the outside.
Thisis the one I used 10mm Ultra-High Brightness Red LED (2-Pack) - RadioShack.com, this one is high output with a very narrow viewing angle (16 degrees) which makes it more directional.
I am afraid I took the "put it together and see method" on this one but so far it looks good in the Workshop. I held the unit about three feet off the ground, with the Shop Lights on and got a really nice pattern on the floor, again sorry no pics, didn’t think of it.
The OHC is install but not wired yet, the weather being too cold.
I am talking with SuperBright LEDs about a single larger Surface Mount Diode (SMD) (SMT LED) to replace the six smaller diodes I now have but it is just talking so far; I hope to order soon though, I will post what I come up with.
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That sounds like a plan. But I will probally go with square boards so I don't have to buy two sets to get two the same size.
Dual Mini Board with 213 Holes - RadioShack.com

And what size resistors did you use and how did you wire them up in series or parallel? What about the smaller LEDs? What kind are they?
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I do other projects so the extra boards will come in handy.

the smaller LEDs, I will have to look up.

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