LED Side marker lights
fisherwc at pacbell.net
Sun Nov 30 03:03:30 EST 2003
Didn't someone several years ago figure out a way to have the side turn
signal lights stay on all the time? While the LEDs certainly are clever
and do the trick, I like to pay attention to the aesthetics.
Brett Dikeman wrote:
>> > If anyone is interested, I threw together a few
>>> pictures of my new LED side marker light install.
>>> Please keep your chuckling to yourselves as I've payed
>>> no attention to aesthetics.
>>> These things are wired to the city lights of my
>>> euro-lights and do not blink.
>>> Just looking for some extra visibility on the road.
>> > http://www.geocities.com/pickandpray/ledmarker
>> > Chi
>> Now people will relive "Close Encounters of the third Kind" when they
>> you in their rear view mirror at night.
> Not quite- look again at the photos for where it's placed. It's
> actually not visible head-on at all. We're also not talking unusual
> colors here- they're orange.
> Every water cooled 911 and Boxster has a similar light; right in the
> front edge of the wheel well, about trim level. It's in exactly the
> same spot, and sends out light in nearly the same way; back and to the
> The whole idea is to 'remind' people of where the front corner of the
> car is on a dark highway, before they change lanes into you; if
> they're in the right position, they don't see the taillight and they
> don't see the headlight, and their headlights are far enough forward
> that they don't hit the reflector. If you've got a black car, and
> euro lights(which have only reflectors, not glowing markers), well,
> the front end of the car sorta disappears. It should not be too
> bright- which Chi might need to fix, although it's tough to tell from
> a photo.
> I never got past my rough prototype(which used a single LED with a
> home-brew attempt at fiber optics), but it had a nice glow to it that
> was subtle, and it was very small and hid nicely under the plastic
> chrome trim, even better than Chi's setup. In the daytime, all you
> could see if you looked very closely was a piece of plexiglass...and
> you had to look pretty closely.
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