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WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE WHITE LEDS BEHIND COLOURED LENSES

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT USE WHITE LEDS BEHIND COLOURED LENSES

The spectrum of light emitted from an LED is very different to that of the light from a halogen or filament bulb. This is particularly relevant when looking at tail/brake lights and indicator bulbs where you need a red or amber output. The same goes for warning lights etc. The picture below shows the light spectrums emitted by various types of light. This shows that white LED has very little red or amber in it. Warm white improves the issue but if you want a red light for example, use a Red LED - a much greater portion of the...

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What to look for in an LED Bulb suitable for your Classic Vehicle

What are LEDs LED lighting has been available for over 50 years. LEDs are semiconductor diodes which convert roughly 90% of the electricity consumed into light. Standard incandescent bulbs only convert around 15%. LEDs last a considerable amount of time when compared to an incandescent. The useful life is usually in excess of 30,000 hours and can last up to 100,000. They don't burn out like traditional bulbs, instead the light output gradually fades over time. LEDs are resistant to vibration and thermal shock. They are also great at being able to switch on and off frequently and do not...

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