[DML] Re: LEDs ... in tail lights?
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[DML] Re: LEDs ... in tail lights?

Modern cars with LED tail lights usually have an array of LEDs to 
brighten up a larger area. Since LEDs only "shine" on top, a reflector 
will not work unless there are also LEDs that face the reflector. When 
only facing outward it will need quite a lot of LEDs to have the same 
brightness as with a standard bulb and reflector.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddlasvegas" <daviddlasvegas@...> 
> Not speaking of putting LEDs in the door lights and panel lights, has 
> anyone had luck replacing tail lights and front turn signal/parking 
> lights with LEDs?
> The problem I see is that the housings on the larger lights are made 
> to reflect light from 360 degrees (a regular light bulb). An LED 
> shoots light straight forward.  So if you put an LED in place of a 
> round bulb in your tail light housing, I think you'd just see a small 
> bright dot instead of the housing filling with light.
> Any thoughts?

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