RGB LED POV Globe - Research LED

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    I started searching for a LED to use in this project.

    Normally I would go to my local electronics supply story, but this project requires lots (~64) of LEDs and my local electronics store charges a premium for the LEDs, (@1.50 each) and I know I can get them for cheaper then that.

    What type of LED

    I searched online from a few retailers such as http://www.alibaba.com (~$0.19) or http://ledssuperbright.com ($0.35) or http://www.adafruit.com ($1.0) orhttp://www.sparkfun.com (~$0.6) or http://www.digikey.com (~$1.1) or evilmadscience.com ($0.40)

    I trust adafruit and sparkfun and have had good experiences from both of them in the past but I am worried that there is a such a huge range in price difference between each of these sites that I might be missing something critical. Again I asked more questions about the differences between different LEDs and what makes a good RGB LED.

    I have ordered a few samples from different sites that supported free shipping, while I wait on a response to my questions.

    RGB LED POV Globe

    1. RGB LED POV Globe - Research
    2. RGB LED POV Globe - Research LED
    3. RGB LED POV Globe - Parts shopping
    4. RGB LED POV Globe - Research other peoples projects.
    5. RGB LED POV Globe - Software