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The technology, as we know, is being phased out. This is way too late to the game, but I think you may have stumbled upon a great idea..Electronic ballasts could be designed in a way to sense a single failed filament, and then internal circuitry could be used to perform a variety of life-extending functions for a tube. All this could be done without user intervention, but most importantly, it would be safe! No way in hell I would leave the room with a fixture modified to run outside of its' limits.This would only be useful for scenarios where changing bulbs is more tedious than the cost of bulbs though.
When I say a "variety of life-extending functions", I am referencing the theory sylphhawkins posted about changing the frequency to operate beyond EOL conditions. A number of experiments and tests could be/probably have been done to figure out other ways as well, again, the tech is near obsolete anyways. Which begs the question: Not possible? or killed by manufaturers and lobbyists?
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The brightness would have to be kept low as well to avoid drowning out the image of the spreadsheet with light.
Print a full screenshot of the spreadsheet and taskbar onto a piece of thin, clear plastic. Convince people you can only see well with black and white, so you can make it a real high contrast print. But make sure any lines are thin. Apply this to the LCD, taking care to remove bubbles. Tehn jsut get uesd to seneig waht it looks lkie knid of srecwed up. The brain is amazing at adapting, and there is a good chance you read the last sentence naturally. Look again ^^.
Great instructable. Going to do this next time im at work and business is slow.
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