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Re: [EVDL] LED Taillights - a money saver in gas cars? -rangeextenderin EV's? - an an

Now I like Alan's concept of using LED's. I did
replace all 16 of the lamps in my EV that are on when
driving at night, with each one pulling aprox 1amp or
more each, it certainly helpe my Aux battery from
draining as quickly. My DC/DC converter runs off of my
Field winding battery pack, so I only switch it on,
when absolutely needed. And now with Alan's response
of safety, I'll probably do the same in the family car
as well.

--- Alan Brinkman <[email protected]> wrote:

> Looking at safety issues, LED lights turn on quicker
> than incandescent
> bulbs, allowing quicker response times. If your LED
> tail lights turn on
> 200 ms sooner, at 65 MPH that SUV in your rear
> window will stop 19.1
> feet sooner. I put LED lights on my travel trailer,
> and when you turn
> on the marker lights or hit the brakes, the travel
> trailer lights up
> first, then the incandescent lights show on the
> pickup. It seems
> strange at first, until you get used to what is
> going on. Also, a
> disabled vehicle on the side of the road, ICE, with
> one marginal
> battery, will have the emergency flashers work
> longer through the night,
> warning others.
>
> The cost of LED lights can be a bit much, but if you
> just save one
> fender or rear bumper on your favorite
> EV............
>
> Alan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected]
> [mailto:[email protected]] On
> Behalf Of [email protected]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 12:49 PM
> To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] LED Taillights - a money saver
> in gas cars?
> -rangeextenderin EV's? - an analysis
>
> That sounds similar to what I calculated (years ago)
> on my car, also.
> (Similar setup to the Gizmo.)
>
> I stopped by a MC shop for a part and forgot to turn
> the lights off.
> Someone came running in to tell me I would run out
> of power. <g> I
> finished my shopping... and later calculated it was
> about the power to
> pull out of the parking lot.
>
> On Tue, September 25, 2007 6:53 am, David Nelson
> wrote:
> > As a simple test I decided to get an estimate on
> how much range I use
> > in my Gizmo by running the accessories. What I did
> was start with a
> newly
> > charged pack which had sat only about an hour
> after topping off. I
> plugged
> > it in again and recorded how many KWh it used to
> do the finish charge
> (I
> > have a Zivan NG1). Then I turned everything on
> including the one
> headlight
> > except the CD/Radio and left it for an hour and
> then charged the pack
> > again. The difference was 0.09KWh as read at the
> wall which means the
> > actual use at the batteries was even less than
> that. Granted one test
> > isn't enough to establish an true value but it
> showed that I use more
> than
> > that much just pulling out of my driveway.
> >
> > David Nelson
>
>
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