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

Interesting.

I can't say that I've seen any difference in speed of my lights lighting. I
know trucks use them to decrease the chance of blown bulbs. (There's the
side that they are brighter than other taillights on trailers.)

For auto use, I don't see any advantage. Modern cars have taillights bright
enough to hurt the eye... though I could see an advantage if I were going to
leave my car overnight on the side of the road. For an EV, that wouldn't be
an advantage, unless your batts are nearly dead. <g>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Brinkman" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] LED Taillights - a money saver in gas
cars?-rangeextenderin EV's? - an analysis


> 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

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