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RE: (ET) Ralph's LEDs
For turn signals, if you use 'heavy duty' flashers, they have a heater in
the flasher to make the flasher work. You lose the 'bulb out' function,
you have to use them with a trailer, anyway.
I assume this would work for the LED problem.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "steves" <ssawtelle fcc net>
> To: <elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu>
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: (ET) Ralph's LEDs
> > They last much much longer.
> > The issue (actual two) with cars is that mechanical turn signal
> > blinkers
> > need a minimum current to make them blink at the right rate. In
> > addition
> > some "bulb-out" circuits may rely on sensing a minimum current to be
> > satisfied the light is working. LEDs are just too dang efficient.
> > - SteveS
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "matt" <matty tds net>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 4:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: (ET) Ralph's LEDs
> > > At 11:28 AM 11/24/03 -0500, you wrote:
> > > > Interesting about how the incandescent's heat had been useful!
> > It
> > > >sounded like some automotive systems, maybe like blinkers, can't
> > > >deal
> > with
> > > >the low current draw of the LED replacements.
> > > >
> > > then what good is it to use lites that use less power and need to
> > > put
> > > something
> > > in the line to up the power to make it work?
> > > same thing with the trafic lights? is it realy better?
> > > Matthew P. Magda Jr.
> > >
> > >
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