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#1 dapleb

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:56 pm

I have noticed that along with the new led loights what seem popular are an awful lot of ve_hickles with non functioning or even worse incorrectly functioning led loights!

Hoorah for progress!

Are the lights what blind you even on dip the led ones too?
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:04 pm

I've got LED lights on the Tracer and they are definitely better than the old TDM900 ones (not exactly difficult). I think the ones that scatter light everywhere, and which I thought was an automatic MOT fail, are HID units. Peugeot 106 drivers under the age of 6 seem to have a lot of them.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:29 pm

I dunno, I don't go out when it's dark. :lol:

 

Sideys GS headlights are LED but they don't blind you, more like really bright sparkly stars than a full on supernova, if ya get me drift.  Methinks a lot of peeps fit the wrong bulbs and/or don't adjust them properly.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:50 pm

I do find the LED "running lights" that a lot of new cars have these days are over bright.

 

These are the ones that dim when dipped beam comes on - normally the auto-on dipped light when it gets dark.

 

As for HIDs - too many scally's dont do the reading and fit HIDs designed for projector headlights in reflector headlights...normally use too higher K rating meaning that over blue light as well...


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 06:51 pm

If you blink fast enough you won't see them


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:44 pm

Lolzio.

I have seen quite a few rear loights that flicker on/off loike ticken tockens. that cant be too clever!
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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:06 pm

Got a camera on the motorhome which I use full time as a mirror - you see the DRLs behind completely extinguish when the camera frame rate and DRLs synch


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:46 am

Lolzio.

I have seen quite a few rear loights that flicker on/off loike ticken tockens. that cant be too clever!

That might be the new system that flashes the brake lights.

I think the new BMW GS's etc have this - is dependant on speed, and amount of deceleration.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:06 am

Got a camera on the motorhome which I use full time as a mirror - you see the DRLs behind completely extinguish when the camera frame rate and DRLs synch

You would think that by now this sort of thing would be on higher end bikes. It could be incorporated into a GPS screen and a rider could toggle between the satnav and rear view camera.

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:18 pm

That might be the new system that flashes the brake lights.
I think the new BMW GS's etc have this - is dependant on speed, and amount of deceleration.


Mostly on lorries/flat beds. Leds seen to flicker/flash when faulty rather than just completely be out!
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Posted 28 February 2017 - 09:59 pm

I do find the LED "running lights" that a lot of new cars have these days are over bright.

 

These are the ones that dim when dipped beam comes on - normally the auto-on dipped light when it gets dark.

 

As for HIDs - too many scally's dont do the reading and fit HIDs designed for projector headlights in reflector headlights...normally use too higher K rating meaning that over blue light as well...

 

Do you mean fog lights which btw are illegal to use in more than 100m visibility. Someone should remind plod......


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:42 pm

 

Do you mean fog lights which btw are illegal to use in more than 100m visibility. Someone should remind plod......

Nah - I mean those LED strip DRL's that the majority of new cars have - photo looks like US, but you get what I mean:
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:54 pm

Flickering, You'll see the same  on most  LED signs, e.g price list outside petrol station.

Could it be some kind of stroboscopic side effect between digital camera and frequency of light?



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 10:07 am

Flickering of LED lights is caused by pulsing voltage/current - LEDS are extremely fast light sources - they could actually flash some million times a sec, I think. The regulators are flashing, so unless there is some kind of smoothening filter - they flicker.... 


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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:28 pm

all lamps flicker, even incandescent lamps.

 

Its just that the frequency they mostly operate on, the human eye can't detect it normally.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:08 am

all lamps flicker, even incandescent lamps.

 

Its just that the frequency they mostly operate on, the human eye can't detect it normally.

 

Incandescent bulbs are quite slow, so they don't flicker much even at 50Hz AC. Fluorescent tubes do too, unless thay have a "slow" coating that keeps glowing between pulses.


BTW, there should be no reason why LED lights would flicker on a car - or, at least, it would be quite easy to avoid. Flickering LEDs in houses is an increasing problem as drivers are to "pass on" dimmer input to the LED. 


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