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Since diodes emit light(led) and they are also used to convert ac to dc

  1. Nov 24, 2012 #1
    Are they shining brightly inside the device when used to convert ac?
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2012 #2

    Bobbywhy

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    All diodes do not emit light, only the type called "light emitting diodes" do. Visit this Wikipedia page and find a description of at least EIGHT different types of diodes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diode

    Cheers,
    Bobbywhy
     
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