Motorola TO-92 Package LED  
Written by Accutron on 2007-05-06  

This device is a mundane red LED die in a highly unusual translucent red TO-92 transistor package. Electronics lore states that Motorola made these parts-of-questionable-judgment under contract for use in camera rangefinders. The existence of such a device stands as a depressing reminder that, at one point in the not-so-distant past, it was actually economically viable to increase the gold content of your product by 50% if it would allow you to avoid changing your package tooling.

Motorola TO-92 style LED indicator.

This article is part of the [Discrete Optoelectronics] exhibit.

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