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The Little Diode That Could

Livinloud

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With TECO prices, this experiment is going to cost you a little bit ;)
 



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Update: 337 hours and counting!

LivinLoud, I don't pay for electricity, at least not for a few more months. :)

Anyone else have any guesses?
 

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Update: 337 hours and counting!

LivinLoud, I don't pay for electricity, at least not for a few more months. :)

Anyone else have any guesses?
At how long it will last?

Im going to just say im sure it will last at least 500 hours :whistle:
 
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Cyparagon

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Update: 337 hours and counting!

LivinLoud, I don't pay for electricity, at least not for a few more months. :)

Anyone else have any guesses?
Electricity is cheap, especially for that half-watt you're using. 337 hours only costs 2 cents according to my calculations.

My guess: your wall pack dies before the diode does.
 
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I meant to post last week when you first posted but forgot. Anyway my guess is out. I was going to give it less than 20 hours.
A few years ago I had an 8 led flashlight with a red laser in the middle one night I left it on and it was dead the next morning. I took it apart and it had one of those modules in it.

This is the light BTW
 
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My guesstimate is 8765 hours and 48 minutes and 46 seconds. Keep us updated on this.

Alan
 

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I'd like to see this done with more types of diodes. Stick a 405, SM 450, 520, and etc in a similar setup.

As for a guess... Since nobody else said this, I feel obligated to. >9000 :D
 

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didn't styro have a similar setup going for years?
He did, but he was using a "nicer" diode. When you break it down this diode was like $0.30 shipped!

I'd like to see this done with more types of diodes. Stick a 405, SM 450, 520, and etc in a similar setup.

As for a guess... Since nobody else said this, I feel obligated to. >9000 :D
Atomicrox went high at 10K hours!

UPDATE: Just so we are all clear this project is being taken very seriously. To the extent that I found a guard and full time laser watching specialist:

My specialist has informed me that we are at 1555 hours already!





How often do you guys think I should update?
 
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IsaacT

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Major hour marks. 1000hrs, 2000hrs, 4000hrs, 8000hrs. Just keep doubling it and then tell us when it dies.
 

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I'm going to go for broke and guess 11111 hours 11 minutes and 11.1 seconds, if its not too late for guessing :)
 
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Jesus! Is your cat already blind? I can't believe I am seeing this. Put a piece of tape or something over it so your specialist doesn't loose his/her sight. lol :spank:

Is there a prize for entering this contest??:D
 

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were are we on this I just bought some of these and I am really curious on how long this runs
 




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