Strangconst at rogers.com
Mon Apr 17 09:03:35 EDT 2006
It sure doesn't take a half second to warm the filament...
I think 200 mSec is a more standard number.
At 60 MPH that's a whole 3.52 inches...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Armstead" <barmstea at IBB.GOV>
To: "Robert Rossato" <r0ssat0_987 at att.net>
Cc: "'Calvin Young'" <calvinyoung at cox.net>; <s-car-list at audifans.com>;
<Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [s-cars] lights
> I appreciate your comments, but 1/2 second can be a huge difference, and
> it does not always relate to those following too closely. Old age,
> health conditions, inattention and foul weather are major factors as
> In Europe, certain brands now have LED lamps that flash according to the
> severity of braking. Mercedes has a prototype ready for this market,
> just awating DOT approval, which is not yet ready to approve the system
> pending tests.
> I agree that amber turn signals make a huge difference.
> Robert Rossato wrote:
>> Personally, I'm not a big fan of LED brake lights & turn signals. Call
>> me old fashion, but I prefer the warm glow of an incandescent bulb and
>> how it ramps up and down. LEDs just seem kind of, I don't know,
>> And spare me the safety czar statements that the LEDs light up a half
>> second quicker. If that 1/2 second makes a difference, you're following
>> way, way too close. What is arguably, IMHO, a safety improvement is
>> switching to euro tail lights with the amber turn signal. There is no
>> decision to be made as to whether you just saw someone tapping their
>> brakes, or a turn signal (I've lost count of how many cars I see with
>> only one brake light). Just say no to red turn signals.
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
>> > [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
>> > Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
>> > Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 11:40 AM
>> > To: Dave Ellis
>> > Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com; Calvin Young
>> > Subject: Re: [s-cars] lights
>> > Just out of curiosity, why do you feel you need better bulbs for your
>> > lights?
>> > Have other drivers been reporting thst they cannot see you in
>> > the dark or
>> > something?
>> > Those new LED tail lights do look pretty cool on the
>> > 18-wheelers, though.
>> > Eric
>> > Tiffin, OH
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