When Are There the Most Lights on a Digital Clock?


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If a clock uses a standard seven-bar LED display, the most bars are lit at 12:08 and 8:08, which light 20 bars. Eight is the digit that lights up the most bars, illuminating all seven. Zero lights up six, while one and two account for seven bars together.

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If the clock is set for military time, 8:08 p.m. is the time that illuminates the most bars of the LED display. 8:08 p.m. is 20:08 in a 24-hour display, which illuminates a total of 24 bars of the 28 available.

The time that lights up the least number of bars on a standard LED clock face is 1:11, with a total of six bars.

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