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Old 01-18-2007, 11:25 AM
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Have you ever driven in the fog? Also, if you're blinded by the LEDs, then you're driving too close.
I'm just stirring the pot here...

As stated in my original post, the LEDs really only bother me when I'm behind a car with them at a stop light - have you experienced that? They're bad enough on cars, but can you imagine if we had 'em on our X's? - eyeball -level LEDs burning through the retina of the driver behind you... - they're just friken annoying. I also don't think standard brake lights are inadequate in any situation - fog included. I'm guessing that most folks like the LED lights because the look cool, not because it decreases their chances of being rear-ended. Do you really think it decreases your chances of being rear-ended? If so, by how much? 80%? 50%? 25%? Probably more like .00000000025%... When's the last time someone who was rear-ended said "if I had LED tail lights, this wouldn't have happened!" or the person doing the rear-ending saying "if you had led tail lights, I wouldn't have hit you, arsewipe!!".

Again, I'm not really this passionate about this issue - just stirring the pot for fun...
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:40 AM
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I don't really much care for the looks of the LEDs, but from my experience, the LEDs really help in the fog. I used to think the same way as you, but I come to get used to them, and realized their benefit in foggy situations. Especially through the hilly and really foggy drives on I-68 from Morgantown, WV to DC.
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Old 01-18-2007, 11:42 AM
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I don't really much care for the looks of the LEDs, but from my experience, the LEDs really help in the fog. I used to think the same way as you, but I come to get used to them, and realized their benefit in foggy situations. Especially through the hilly and really foggy drives on I-68 from Morgantown, WV to DC.
Actually, I DO think they look cool, just not when I'm behind them at a light! I agree that they are better in the fog. Thanks - enjoyed the bantering w/you my friend!
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Likewise here, my friend!
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I hate the kind that is a bunch of dots and you can see each diode. I like the kind on the new BMWs where the light is distributed throughout the light cluster.




don't really like the visible diodes

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