[time-nuts] Question for the cesium nuts.
richard at karlquist.com
Sat Mar 17 12:57:12 EDT 2007
I believe the deal on that bulb is that it is being run at
considerably less than its normal voltage, and the life of
a bulb varies as voltage to the Nth power, where N is an
integer around -12 or something. Like those "lifetime"
Unfortunately, you can't throttle down a Rb plasma lamp.
Rick Karlquist N6RK
Tom Van Baak wrote:
>> Having worked on the HP 10816A rubidium clock 25 years ago,
>> it is hard for my to believe the lamp alone could last 56
>> years on the average. Even ordinary light bulbs don't last
>> that long.
>> Rick Karlquist N6RK
> Reminds me of the extra-ordinary light bulb:
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