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Old 02-02-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by dirsh View Post
I think this is why the LEDs burn out so fast. Every time you turn off your car they're still on for a while until the car shuts them off automatically
Considering the relatively long lifespan on a typical led, this seems unlikely. The more probable scenario is that the leds are being overdriven either in forward baised or reverse biased condition. The later of which typically vastly accelerates premature failure with repsect to the prior.
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