What is the difference between photodiode and LED?

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asked Dec 7, 2018 in Other-Education by loremburge (340 points)
What is the difference between photodiode and LED?

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answered Dec 9, 2018 by Adf289 (36,770 points)
The difference between LED and Photodiodes is that the LED generates light with the help of charge carriers while a photodiode generates current due to incident photons.

To put it in more simple terms, LED converts electric energy into light energy but the Photodiode converts light energy into electrical energy.

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