[ROVERNET - UK] LED Replacements

Dave Read defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Sat Apr 30 23:00:01 BST 2005

A LED is a Light Emitting Diode. It has virtually no side scatter at 
all. This is why you see them in arrays.
A front, optically designed lens may serve to scatter the output of an 
array sideways. But glare must also be considered for those behind.

I may be wrong on this, someone correct me if I am wrong, but here in 
Oz, there doesn't seem to be a day/night setting for the taillights, 
resulting in excessive glare at night.

A friend of mine who rides a motorcycle once told me he avoids these 
lights like the plague on wet nights, as the glare makes seeing thru a 
wet visor impossible!

South Oz

Slatskars wrote:
> Guys,
> As you drive down the highway, check out the big rigs. Most of those 
> trucks and trailers now use LED's. I would guess that a lot of the 
> action is due to the lens being correct for the assembly. That might 
> pose a problem on a classic vehicle.
> Slats
> Vancouver, Wa, USA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Trafton" <v8rover at earthlink.net>
> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 30, 2005 1:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] LED Replacements
>> Roland
>> You are right;  the motorcycle world seems to have been researching 
>> LEDs for
>> increased brightness for a while now.  There are also several other good
>> websites discussing various applications to motorcycles.  The 1157 brake


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