The 8mm straw hat LED has an impressive light output and a great viewing angle. These traits make the lights very unique. When a standard 20mA led can’t get the job done, this should be the next category light that should be considered. This size and type of led is so popular because it is bright, easy to use, relatively small, and versatile. The trait that sets this LED apart from others in a similar category is that it is a wide angle light. This means that the light is more spread out and not so direct. This can help out a lot when trying to illuminate something in small spaces. The name comes from the shape of the led lens. It resembles the shape of an actual straw hat.