More Wisdom on LEDs…

December 7, 2011 | Computer Graphics, electronics | By: Mark VandeWettering

More important help for the budding young electronics designer:

Little known fact: If you wire up an LED backwards, it actually works as a dark-emitting diode.


Evil Mad Scientist

Note: this also works in computer graphics quite well. Just specify a negative intensity for the light value.


Comment from Kevin VandeWettering
Time 12/10/2011 at 9:21 am

If the Vcc is high enough, it will become a smoke emitting diode.

An electronic teacher of mine once told me:

All electronic components contain smoke. The trick is not to let the smoke out.

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Comment from svofski
Time 2/18/2012 at 4:39 pm

Actually it works as a zener.