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Author Topic: Free Energy From Diodes  (Read 49591 times)

Offline quantumtangles

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Re: Free Energy From Diodes
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2012, 11:10:20 AM »
Yes this is a known effect.  LED's in strong sunlight can generate some power and have been known to baffle some people with  LED flashlights when facing the Sun in certain cases.   They were emitting light even when turned off.  Probably a cap  inside built up enough voltage to light the LED feeding the cap.


I did not know that. Very interesting. With hindsight, what concerns me about my experiment is that I fell into error when first trying to figure out why the phenomenon was happening. I really thought it was due to induction. But it was only by repeating the experiment (several times in fact) that I later came to realise the LEDs were acting as a sort of inefficient solar panel.

The moral of the story is that even the most primitive experiments should be repeated in a variety of conditions. Otherwise, you may be most assured of that of which you are most ignorant.

If ignorance was a criminal offence, I would be serving a life sentence.