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I would like to fab some custom LEDs Assemblies.

Embed a resistor in the plastic, is there a smart way to go about doing this?

I know Alibaba other than that nothing really.

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Custom plastic could be expensive. I would find a lens you like and fabricate a small PCB with an SMD resistor and SMD LED. Glue the lens to the PCB. Add two pins for the external connection.

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While will not knocking someone's attempt to rediscover lost arts or replicating the experiments done in the past, it's unlikely you'd be as successful as a modern led. –  geo_melb Mar 22 '10 at 9:41
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I could be wrong but I was reading this as "I would like to fab some custom LED assemblies". –  jluciani Mar 22 '10 at 19:44
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If all you want is a led with a built-in series resistor, I believe these are available already.

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How many? For anything less than thousands it would probably be cheaper to solder a resistor to an LED and pot the whole assembly in acrylic

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