Couldn’t they color the tops or fill the etch with ink?
Lol that's awesome. I need some like that for working on pinball machines for real. That would be much better than reading glasses I bet.
Because. And that should be good enough.
But if I over think it I would say because that is the way it has been done. And any change would add $0.01 to the price. That might be enough of a difference to encourage someone else to enter the market. That new person may not have the quality morals that the old timer had.
Sometimes the status quo is a good thing. If there is a safety product that works and is cheap do not ask questions.
Also the paint or ink on the one part available to read would risk becoming an isolator. The normal application would be a rub to fill the stamp. Bad idea. And unlike a quick metal stamp a screen on the glass expensive.
I used to be able to read the fuse ratings with no problems. Now I need a loupe to see them! Sucks getting old!
Yep. Designed by young people. Presbyopia gets us all in the end. My optometrist calls it short arm disease because all her patients make the same joke:
I used to be able to hold things far enough away to read them but my arms must have got shorter
Good, bright, direct light helps a huge amount. I have a halogen lamp above my soldering station these days. Magnifiers help. Being a bit short sighted to start with helps too.
Why are they so hard to read? So you will get the wrong ones and have to buy another pack.
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