UnCursing the Darkness.

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Thu Dec 27 09:58:06 2001

> I got one jacked up to the point where it got
> _very_ warm and started to turn blue.

Thanks. My criteria for noticeably warm and uncomfortably
warm (for an LED) was about <5degF and <20degF
respectively. I know you can get more, heat, but that always
seemed to not be the thing to do with LED's.

> I have read that these don't have the life
> expectancy of a "pure" LED because
> the phosphor will wear out (?)

The specs don't seem to balance.. the 4cd doesn't come
at 20ma. It's like 4cd/5degF at 180ma, 5cd/20degF_at_250ma,
0.5cd/+0degF_at_20ma. So, less light, or more current?

John A.
Received on Thu Dec 27 2001 - 09:58:06 GMT

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