LEDs offer a brighter future, says report

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  • oil pan 4oil pan 4 Solar Expert Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report

    My post on fitting G4 arrays on vehicles, has pics.
    http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=448961

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    Solar roof top GMC suburban, a normal 3/4 ton suburban with 180 watts of panels on the roof and 10 amp genasun MPPT, 2000w samlex pure sine wave inverter, 12v gast and ARB air compressors.

  • oil pan 4oil pan 4 Solar Expert Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report

    Testing power consumption on LED bulb replacements vs. standard automotive bulbs and "G4 LED replacement array" testing.
    http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/led-lowbeam-experiment-20498-2.html

    Solar hybrid gasoline generator, 7kw gas, 180 watts of solar, Morningstar 15 amp MPPT, group 31 AGM, 900 watt kisae inverter.

    Solar roof top GMC suburban, a normal 3/4 ton suburban with 180 watts of panels on the roof and 10 amp genasun MPPT, 2000w samlex pure sine wave inverter, 12v gast and ARB air compressors.

  • waynefromnscanadawaynefromnscanada Solar Expert Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report

    New use for LED lights bother Canadian police. Grow-op owners are now using LED lighting instead of the older high intensity units they traditionally use, thus reducing their power consumption and lowering the heat given off by the house. But in the first such operation uncovered, police say the owner was still using 5 times as much power as the neighbors. :D
    AND THIS JUST IN FROM BBC NEWS: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120314-the-end-of-the-lightbulb/1
  • ggunnggunn Solar Expert Posts: 1,973 ✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report
    oil pan 4 wrote: »
    http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=448961

    Vehicles and LEDs got together like bread and butter.
    Yes they did, but I find the rapid turn-on of LED brake and turn signal lights to be a bit jarring.
  • waynefromnscanadawaynefromnscanada Solar Expert Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report
    ggunn wrote: »
    I find the rapid turn-on of LED brake and turn signal lights to be a bit jarring.

    Soon get used to it, a lot of folks hated the high mounted brake lights when they first came out too, but the LED's do get your attention. I find myself using that instant on instant off characteristic as a tool to spot LED equipped vehicles :)
  • techntrektechntrek Solar Expert Posts: 1,372 ✭✭✭
    Re: LEDs offer a brighter future, says report
    ggunn wrote: »
    Yes they did, but I find the rapid turn-on of LED brake and turn signal lights to be a bit jarring.

    I only notice it on vehicles when the 3rd light and the main brake lights use the opposite technology (one LED, the other incandescent).
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