LED's Get It On

Some of the cars being released commercially are now equipped with led tail lights. This is a good idea for safety reasons. LEDs light up quicker than conventional bulbs, which need to heat up the filament first. Hence, if one was to step on the brakes on an LED-equipped car, the vehicle behind it can see the tail lights go on quicker, making the second driver able to react faster. It may only be a fraction of a second quicker, but equate that if the cars are a hundred meters apart. That can be the difference of an accident. Another advantage is that LED tail lights are made up of an array of LEDs. So if ever one LED is busted (though this rarely happens as LEDs have a lifespan of 50,000 hours – another advantage of LEDs), all the other LEDs in the array would still light up, so you wouldn’t be pulled over for a broken tail light. And LEDs are also cooler and require less power, so it is more efficient when it comes to power consumption and management. So that’s the way to go when it comes to tail lights.

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