Motorola TO-92 Package LED  
Written by AnubisTTP on 2008-06-01  


This device is a mundane red LED die in a strange enclosure: a standard 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 Package LED
Motorola red LED in a TO-92 transistor package.

Motorola MLED92 LED
LED die photo at 30x magnification.

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