Keyboard backlight battery consumption

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick J, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    Oporto, Portugal
    #1
    Two quick questions:
    -is it bad to have the keyboard backlight always on? Will it somehow burn out the little lights?
    -how much less battery power will I lose if I have the backlight always on? (I use Labtick).

    Thanks in advance
    Patrick
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Montreal, QC
    #2
    No. LEDs can handle years of continuous use.

    I think you will lose more battery power if you have the keyboard light on. However, it's not significant. It might make 5-10 minutes difference in the grand scheme of things.

    You don't have to take my word for it. Try it out for yourself.
     
  3. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #3
    Thanks for you answers. I like having the leds on to highlight the keys, even in daylight.
     

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