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Did you know: If you give an LED enough power, it will continue to glow after the power is removed? This is the result of a phenomena called "Catching on fire" and it can only be done once.

@easrng Do you know how I keep it at the blue hue I bought it at instead of this biblically-hot orange-red bullshit it gives off?

@easrng It may also cause surrounding objects to glow, which is actually not a good result.

@easrng reminds me of "any machine is a smoke machine"

@easrng I did this once! I was also impressed with how I managed to get visible light out of an IR emitter LED.

@lenna @easrng not all that much. I think it was 3 volts, but I didn’t have a load resistor on it so it basically took all the current it could.

@easrng Ok, now I'm tempted to look up what modern LEDs are made from, and if it can burn.

@easrng That's also how you convert it into a dark emitting diode (DED).

@easrng the one time an LED doesn't care which way round the voltage is

@easrng This is what they teach you in the secret forbidden electrician apprenticeship 🔧

@easrng That reminds me of a smartwatch I saw once and I asked @kelbot if you could shower with it. He told me like "Yes, absolutely, but just once." :-)
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