I like the red version, but seems like they wasted that light since the middle has all that room and there are no additional lighting.
Yes, but that is what makes these so unique. The infinity mirror effect is what everyone likes when they see them. I like the Red version because of the raw intensity of all 4 lights. All 4 light up with just driving lights and then all 4 go to high intensity for brake lights. On the brightest day these can be extremely bright and might help avoid a tail end hit!I like the red version, but seems like they wasted that light since the middle has all that room and there are no additional lighting.
I finally got around to weighing OEM vs. mine. Each OEM light and pigtail weigh 460 gram so 4 OEM lights weigh 1840 grams. Each of my LED lights (sealed light unit, bezel, and attaching hardware) wight 210 grams and the wiring harness weighs 220 grams. So a complete set of mine weigh 1060 grams. Not quite half but significantly lighter, 1840 vs 1060.These look great; I really like the aesthetic of the red, type 2. You mentioned that these are 1/2 the weight of the OEM lights. As LED's require a heatsink or a PCB with heavy copper layers, since heat diminishes LED life, is this where the reduction in weight comes from in your design?
I haven't disassembled my OEM rear lights to see how the LEDs are protected from waste heat, but some have posted premature failure of some LED's in their OEM's. I don't know if it was from insufficient heatsinking or sporadic poor soldering.
I've designed UV LED systems where you need high candela output (similar to lumens), but to achieve this the UV LED's need a large heatsink or their rated lifespan is severely diminished.
Okay, I will see if I can get some tint on Monday and prototype it. So red outer ring with a black tinted center? It may diminish the cool infinity image in the center but I can try it... :surprise:Just tint the mirrored part not the actual lens. Tinting the lens negates the brightness factor that everyone loves.
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