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LED Headlights

I'm really not a fan of the LED headlight strips you see on Audi's. It's not so bad on the brake lights but the front is just tacky.

I notice that the 149GTA is shown on the blog with them, what does everyone think of these kind of lights?

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Cant really tell what they will look like from that, but the car is
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My understanding is that the current problem with
high intensity white LEDs is they are quite difficult
to manufacture and get them all emitting exactly
the same colour white light.

So they will be quite expensive for the near future.

You may even have to buy them in matched pairs
unless you want different coloured headlights.
 
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Re: LED Headlights

I doubt Alfa with have them on the front, but you never know.
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Coming to all new cars soon I believe, some sort of EU directive.

My wifes new A3 will have them, she thinks they look nice.
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Re: LED Headlights

This is the pic I'm talking about.
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not sure myself, might make it look like we are following Audi?
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This is the pic I'm talking about.
I like it. Does look a little Audi-ish but its still an Alfa.
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Coming to all new cars soon I believe, some sort of EU directive.
I heard the same too.
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I heard the same too.
If it's an EU Directive I would imagine it's safety related, and I don't think they offer any improved safety over side lights
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If it's an EU Directive I would imagine it's safety related, and I don't think they offer any improved safety over side lights
Probably not.
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Re: LED Headlights

cant tell much about tha car there but the wheels look good.

The LED lights looked ok when they first came out but just wait till all the barry boys get them on their corsa's - cheap n tacky

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I like the led's of the audi but i dont like them on this alfa i am sorry to say i dont like the look of this 149GTA! "come the innovator, not the pale immitator" put Xeons on em. Am i alone on this i think it looks a bit soft more aggression is needed on styling. Like the new scooby thats looks well [email protected] sort of like a mazda 323 shape.
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Coming to all new cars soon I believe, some sort of EU directive.

Really? Sounds more like a Daily Mail made up story.
 
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Better get used to LED sidelights as every new car will have them soon, infact i doubt new cars will have any filament bulbs at all!

Audi got in there first, but yep im glad Alfa are following early on.
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Re: LED Headlights

I think they look tacky myself. They remind me of those ‘snake’ lights.
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Some real world info on high intensity white LEDs:

LED technology - White LEDs

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LED headlights for cars are in the pipeline, notably through the work of Germany's Osram, which is producing a range of multi-die packages that are close to producing enough light for road illumination. LED bicycle headlights are already available.

So not quite there yet. So You won't be seeing
LED headlights just yet.
 
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Some real world info on high intensity white LEDs:

LED technology - White LEDs




So not quite there yet. So You won't be seeing
LED headlights just yet.
That's interesting because we have LED headlights on our HST's, and they're really great. Would have though it easy to get a light powerful enough for road use
 
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I think they make cars look tired ... you know like having big bags under your eye's
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That's interesting because we have LED headlights on our HST's, and they're really great. Would have though it easy to get a light powerful enough for road use
I think some of the newer French trains use
LEDs for compartment lighting too.


Maybe it's the higher voltages available
that mean they can use a different LED
material/technology?
 
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they are tacky, they look like fairy lights, i dont mind an LED bar but not the current LED trend
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they just look a bit gay to me, like a big over-decorated christmas tree in elton john's boudoir
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they just look a bit gay to me, like a big over-decorated christmas tree in elton john's boudoir
I was going to say they look a bit girly - sort of like fake eyelashes or maybe too much eyeliner....

However it's phrased, I agree they are definitely not a good look.
 
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Re: LED Headlights

Not sure I like the LED strips TBH, they look like something a chav would buy from ebay to stick on his corsa.

I suppose if alll cars have to have them it will be the norm though, and it won't be quite as bad.
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Not sure I like the LED strips TBH, they look like something a chav would buy from ebay to stick on his corsa.

I suppose if alll cars have to have them it will be the norm though, and it won't be quite as bad.
Cr*p that everybody does is still cr*p, surely?
 
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