These surface mounts require great care when soldering wires to them. One should never have the iron on them for more than .5 to 1 second at a time.


To find the Anode and Cathode: Simply find the the white dot on the top side of the metal pads (you may need a magnifying glass) which denotes the cathode (or negative) side of the LED. This is the side where you would connect the resistor, and the side where the function lead (white, yellow, green, purple, brown, and pink) should be soldered with a resistor in series.