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Old 03-30-2006, 11:27 PM   #11
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I wonder if it's possible now...
There is an EV CRX out there with all LED lights except the head lights. The tails even indicate the charging status.
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Why can't they make headlights out of LEDs? They make a helluva flashlight out of them.

Question 2: I really wondered if it's possible to convert the Integra to all LEDs and not freak-out the electrical system. All kinds of tractor trailer rigs have converted to LED turns and brakes on the trailers and truck part without any ill effects to the blinker speed. Same with some Caddies and Infinities -- no hyper blinking.

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Old 03-30-2006, 11:35 PM   #12
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I'll find the link, entirely

I'll find the link, entirely possible I say. Faster reaction time for the stuff so nice and safe. Plus I wanna make mine light up CRX at night. Or mehbe

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for the two sides, hmm.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:45 PM   #13
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I've read about LED head

I've read about LED head lights, useing something like the Luxen LED's, basicly a supper bright LED, sort of like the high end flashlights have, I have one, and it's blindingly bright, and at $15 per LED... rather costly if you need 20 or so to make up a head light.
as for LED turn siglnals, find a heavy duty flasher, I was not able to find any for my honda, but I found them for nearly everything else, the heavy duty flashers are both more efficent normaly, and don't have the "bulb out" warning (quick flashing) and adding a resister in just takes the 50 watts of energy that would be in the bulb, and puts it in a resister in the form of heat... alot of heat, but if you search hard enough I'm sure you can find a flasher that will fit, or make one, I was working on retro fitting one to fit my old civic when it was totaled, now my bulbs don't fit my new civic's turn signals so it's a non issue.
I found my LED 1157 bulb replacments to be just as bright as standard bulbs, but their veiwing angle was not as wide... but there are some out there now that point out to the sides as well, and for safty that seems important.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:48 PM   #14
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I'll find the link, entirely possible I say. Faster reaction time for the stuff so nice and safe. Plus I wanna make mine light up CRX at night. Or mehbe

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for the two sides, hmm.
Well, I like the idea of reaction time -- the incandescent illumination time vs. the time LEDs light up could mean many feet of braking distance for the vehicle behind. For the turns, I've always liked the look of the instant on/off.

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LEDs

I'm not sure that LEDs would save much electricity and gas. Blinkers and stop lights are only on what, 1% of driving time? Taillights and side markers are on mostly at at night too, so that's what, 1/2 of the time? LEDs seem like a lot of money for not much savings.
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Reminder: THis thread is

Reminder: THis thread is for florescent lights IN YOUR HOUSE, not in the car.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:59 PM   #17
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Well, I like the idea of reaction time -- the incandescent illumination time vs. the time LEDs light up could mean many feet of braking distance for the vehicle behind. For the turns, I've always liked the look of the instant on/off.

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The CRX guy said at 60mph it was about a car length, or .1 seconds.

Off topic owns this thread.

Anyway, when i find the link I'll make a new one.
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Sorry Matt, I'll move it over to the appropriate thread. It morphed. BTW, does anyone have one of those cool LED flashlights? It has to use less battery power and more candle power (trying to get back on topic).

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I have 5 differnt LED

I have 5 differnt LED flashlights, I like to buy them when I have the money to see how well they hold up, and how they compare, garrity makes my favorit, bright, glass lense, aluminum houseing, good switch, you can toss it accrose a parking lot, I also really like Coast, they have gold plated contacts, and a DC/DC converter so it only takes one "AA" battery, and is full brightness untill the battery is compleatly dead, but their old flashlights have extreamly low quality switchs, some of their higher end, and newer flashlights have better switchs, and the flashlight them selves are even more solid then Garrity makes, with steel insted of aluminum, you could pound nails with the bugger.
You can also get LED's for home use, Edison base (normal light bulb screw base) http://www.superbrightleds.com/edison.html I have the "E27-WLX-1 White LED bulb" in warm white, it's an extreamly plesent color for reading, and uses less then 2 watts (my alarm clock takes 3 watts) If I was to buy another one, I would go for a wider beam angle, as the 25 degree beam angle is way to focused to really light a room past the news paper you are reading.
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I've been using compact fluorescent lights exclusively for many years. Since my house is off-grid I can't afford to waste electricity, especially during the winter. The lights run off an inverter.

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