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SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 17, 2020 09:28AM
ITS MY DAMN USBC HUB WHICH I'M USING MOSTLY FOR ITS GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER.

IT EVEN BLINKS WHEN UNPLUGGED FROM MY MAC (BUT PLUGGED INTO MY MONITOR) WHHHHHHYYYY

I think have some gaffers tape. Seriously though, its a status indicator not a dance party.



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 17, 2020 09:31AM
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mattkime
ITS MY DAMN USBC HUB WHICH I'M USING MOSTLY FOR ITS GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER.

IT EVEN BLINKS WHEN UNPLUGGED FROM MY MAC (BUT PLUGGED INTO MY MONITOR) WHHHHHHYYYY

I think have some gaffers tape. Seriously though, its a status indicator not a dance party.

No, no, it is indeed a dance party! Unclench!

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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 17, 2020 09:41AM
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mattkime
ITS MY DAMN USBC HUB WHICH I'M USING MOSTLY FOR ITS GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER.

IT EVEN BLINKS WHEN UNPLUGGED FROM MY MAC (BUT PLUGGED INTO MY MONITOR) WHHHHHHYYYY

I think have some gaffers tape. Seriously though, its a status indicator not a dance party.

agree smiley

And it’s not just computer-related devices: LED digital displays and power-on lights on all kinds of devices.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 17, 2020 09:45AM
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DeusxMac
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mattkime
ITS MY DAMN USBC HUB WHICH I'M USING MOSTLY FOR ITS GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER.

IT EVEN BLINKS WHEN UNPLUGGED FROM MY MAC (BUT PLUGGED INTO MY MONITOR) WHHHHHHYYYY

I think have some gaffers tape. Seriously though, its a status indicator not a dance party.

agree smiley

And it’s not just computer-related devices: LED digital displays and power-on lights on all kinds of devices.

And at some point manufacturers of electronic devices switched from having an LED on while the device was on, to having to the LED turn on when the device was off. Very confusing, especially since not all devices do that. Sometimes green, red, white. MADNESS!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/2020 09:45AM by mikebw.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 17, 2020 09:54AM
I have an Anker USB power hub next to my bed. I had to tape the little blue light first thing. Even pointing away from the bed it was still way too bright. No need for that.





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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 17, 2020 10:10AM
......mis......LED....???



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 17, 2020 10:12AM
It's like a disco dance party if I walk into my garage at night: Bike chargers (3), EGO mower charger, Bolt EV charger and dash status light, Rachio sprinkler controller.

Rather than string Christmas lights outdoors this season...I can just line up all of these devices outdoors.



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 17, 2020 10:15AM
I would love control of brightness/color on all alarm clocks. Thankfully most smartphones now have blackout themes and room brightness detection so they aren't so stupidly bright.



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 17, 2020 10:36AM
I use these: Lightdims Original Strenth

They make the LED’s tolerable.

I think the trend towards overly bright LED’s began when the blue ones came out. I remember that my Canopus firewire device 20 years ago was too bright even to use as a night light.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 17, 2020 10:41AM
One of the backup lights on the truck burned out...so I went on Amazon and bought a pair of LED replacements..,bright enough that they're also sold as daytime running lights (DRLs)
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 17, 2020 11:11AM
Agreed.




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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 17, 2020 11:15AM
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S. Pupp
I use these: Lightdims Original Strenth

They make the LED’s tolerable.

I have those. They work very well.



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 17, 2020 11:25AM
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Sarcany
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S. Pupp
I use these: Lightdims Original Strenth

They make the LED’s tolerable.

I have those. They work very well.

Very clever.

I might or might not be known to tape a metal button in front of LEDs for this very reason. That means we no longer see the LEDs, but the colorful button made up for it a bit - and far nicer to look at than gaffer tape etc.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 17, 2020 12:20PM
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S. Pupp
I use these: Lightdims Original Strenth

They make the LED’s tolerable.

Came to post this exact info. I've found these to be super effective.



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: jonny
Date: November 17, 2020 01:13PM
Black Sharpie.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 17, 2020 01:48PM
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Bill in NC
One of the backup lights on the truck burned out...so I went on Amazon and bought a pair of LED replacements..,bright enough that they're also sold as daytime running lights (DRLs)

Link?!



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: rz
Date: November 17, 2020 02:38PM
My alarm clock was stupidly bright. It has three light settings. The first two were too bright, and the third setting was unreadable. No in-between. So I had a car window tinting sheet that I had trimmed and there was just enough to cover the face of the clock. Now, the brightest setting is still too bright, but the middle setting with the window tinting over it is just right.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 17, 2020 05:31PM
its a status indicator


Which is why they shouldn't be taped over.

I posted about LightDims many years ago, and have used them ever since.

I've got maybe 177 LEDs in the living room and a bunch in the bedroom, and LightDims work really well.

Well, except on raised LEDs.

Even the large dots eventually fall off, in that case.

In some cases, I doubled up on the Dims.

I wish there were a full sheet of rectangular shapes as well.

It's good to see that AMZ has them, as B&H charged too much for shipping.




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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: November 18, 2020 05:49AM
I use blue painters tape, sometimes double-layer. Works fine & doesn't mar anything.
ymmv



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: mspace
Date: November 18, 2020 09:20AM
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S. Pupp
I use these: Lightdims Original Strenth

They make the LED’s tolerable.

I think the trend towards overly bright LED’s began when the blue ones came out. I remember that my Canopus firewire device 20 years ago was too bright even to use as a night light.

This.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 18, 2020 11:06AM
.....can you just.....LED it go......LED it go......???



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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: kj
Date: November 18, 2020 01:14PM
I have a Yamaha pa speaker that literally has a switch dedicated to turning the LED indicator on and off. I thought it was weird, but it actually isn't. Well, maybe it is. A switch to turn it on, and a switch to make it look like it's turned off.
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 18, 2020 06:41PM
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Rolando
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Bill in NC
One of the backup lights on the truck burned out...so I went on Amazon and bought a pair of LED replacements..,bright enough that they're also sold as daytime running lights (DRLs)

Link?!

My Suburban uses 4114 bulbs for reverse lamps, so I got these and they are fine:

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: SOME LEDS ARE TOO BRIGHT JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN DOESNT MEAN YOU SHOULD
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 18, 2020 11:27PM
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Bill in NC
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Rolando
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Bill in NC
One of the backup lights on the truck burned out...so I went on Amazon and bought a pair of LED replacements..,bright enough that they're also sold as daytime running lights (DRLs)

Link?!

My Suburban uses 4114 bulbs for reverse lamps, so I got these and they are fine:

[www.amazon.com]

Thanks!



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“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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