- Dec 1, 2010
I take it off, and please tell me the one
The recapped diodes will last but only if certain criteria is met. They are susceptible to damage from all other forms of light besides their own wavelength thus making usage very limited in both an indoor and outdoor setting. To prevent this you can add an additional wire to the positive and negative pins that will act as a light conversion countermeasure which will convert incoming light into baryon particles. The baryon particles can then be eradicated with a baryon sweep. But that procedure is toxic to organic matter so keep this in mind and wear gloves for protection.I know this is an old thread but directly relates to my query.
I have found a "recapped" nubm08. Appears to have the standard capping on this without gball. Would this be okay for longevity?
I press the diode with the Gball intact into a module. Then use a small flat head screw driver and lever between the rim of the Gball casing and the inside of the module. This means you pull towards the centre of the lens ie pivot on edge of Gball casing. Do this gently and move around the lens applying force on different points. It will take 4 - 5 attempts before you will hear a cracking sound. As soon as it gives, stop and remove the screwdriver. Use a pair of tweezers to remover the lens, or just tip it out.
I used to use the vice method shown by Angelos, but this almost always destroyed the Gball and I often had marks on the diode from the press (you have to hold it very firmly). With the above method not one diode has been damaged and all Gballs came off intact.
If you want the Angelos method let me know and Ill hunt it out for you.
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