Wow, I learn something here everyday by hanging with the smart people! It's funny, the LEDs themselves also seem to last a long time as compared to a traditional bulb...probably because they're operating under less heat and inefficiency, right? I can't even remember the last time I changed the AA batteries on my little LED running beacon. The device itself will be a "throwaway" item if the LEDs ever get cooked.
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