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Posted: 9/17/2005 4:56:34 PM EDT
Since the new M3 model gets 50,000 hours of run time can I just leave it one all the time on a daylight level setting and leave it in the unit rack????? Will the diode or any other component become damaged from doing so since it's like 6 years of run time......
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 5:27:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 5:28:25 PM EDT by mcgrubbs]
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:02:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 6:11:03 PM EDT
I seem to recall that the M2 and M3 never actually turn off, they just get turned down really, really dim.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 10:38:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:
I seem to recall that the M2 and M3 never actually turn off, they just get turned down really, really dim.



Correct. The M2 and M3's first 3 settings are for NV. So it is always on, you just cannot see it.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:16:24 AM EDT
I know they're not M3's, but I've left my M2's on setting 5 (of 9) since I bought them in 2002 with no burn-in.

September 29th will be 10 months for the set of batteries in them now, and they're still going strong.


Chris
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:35:45 AM EDT
There is nothing to burn in since it is just a diode and a plain lens - no LCD, cathode ray, etc.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:58:53 AM EDT
You guys rock.....thnx
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:00:10 AM EDT
i left mine on all the time with no problems
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:01:04 AM EDT
besides how long the battery lasts, doesn't the diode have a life of it's own? It has to be long, but definite?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 8:29:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
besides how long the battery lasts, doesn't the diode have a life of it's own? It has to be long, but definite?



good question
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:28:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Gunner:
besides how long the battery lasts, doesn't the diode have a life of it's own? It has to be long, but definite?



im pretty sure it should outlast the battery life and along with that, outlast more than a couple battery changes.
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