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Originally, we had planned to use wide viewing angle (40-degree) LEDs in the kit, but we were unable to get the right ones in time for the initial launch of the Bulbdial, so we used standard narrow-angle (~20-degree) instead. A year or so later, when we were finally able to get the wide-angle LEDs in the right quality, we began shipping those in the kits. These are pretty neat because they light up nearly the whole face, making neat cyan, magenta, and yellow shadows with a white background. However, even though it was a better set of LEDs in certain ways, most people turned out to prefer the look of the narrower LEDs, and (for better or worse) we were somewhat forced to switch back to the original (narrow-angle) LEDs.