[time-nuts] LED reliability
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Apr 30 13:12:56 EDT 2008
In message <20080430165656.3C300BE3B at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Murr
>> LEDs been viable since at least the early 70's? Talk about planned
>How reliable were the early LEDs? When did they start to get used in high
Many of them are still happily emitting their faint red or green light.
>The best reliability story I heard (many years ago) was about installing
>another trans-Atlantic telephone cable. They used tubes long after
>transistors were out. They knew how long the tubes would last. They didn't
>have much data on transistors yet.
Actually, that's not entirely correct: They had reliability info
on transistors and they sucked.
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