I am designing a PCB an need an LED on it. I'm going to direct the light from the LED using a light pipe, so I need it to be as bright as possible. The question is what size I should use? All the other components on the PCB are 0805.
Does the brightness of an LED depend on how large the component is? I.e. can I get brighter LEDs if I choose a 1206 footprint? Or are 0805 and 1206 LEDs the same brightness?