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Old 01-10-2013, 09:57 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Nice project, I like Echos, if ever I get a driveway I would do a project one!

Trop cool!
Echos are very good car, im glad you like it. Its my favorite Toyota. I highly suggest you to get one, they're amazing machines!

Je viens juste de voir que vous veniez de Montréal! J'habite juste à côté à Laval. Bonjour compatriote francophone.

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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 128K mi. 85.5 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #152 (permalink)
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I decide to give you more info about my led conversion
according to my owners manual my 1157 bulb draw 27w each while not flashing..
my rear sidemarkers draw 5w each. my brake/tail draw 21w each while not breaking. my license plate lights draw 5w each.
for a total of 116w not counting the headlights 55w each

my leds lights draw an average of 1w each
for a total of 8w

so my lights power draw got from 226w to 118w
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #153 (permalink)
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i will get a new battery soon because mine is 7 years old and really weak.
and i am starting a real fuel log instead of just reporting my long trips and random trips
and i hope to make the top ten

this summer
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I know i dont have a very good write-up
no lean-burn? no good gear ratio? p&g is the answer
MPG=1 TIME=0

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:05 PM   #154 (permalink)
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I decide to give you more info about my led conversion
according to my owners manual my 1157 bulb draw 27w each while not flashing..
my rear sidemarkers draw 5w each. my brake/tail draw 21w each while not breaking. my license plate lights draw 5w each.
for a total of 116w not counting the headlights 55w each

my leds lights draw an average of 1w each
for a total of 8w

so my lights power draw got from 226w to 118w


I am contemplating converting my rear tail lights over to LEDs on my 2002 VW jetta TDI. I have (4) 21 watt incandescent bulbs and (1) 5 watt bulb for the running light in each tail light assembly. One of the four 21 watt incandescent bulbs is yellow/orange so I will use a 3 watt yellow/orange LED for that one. All other LEDs on the tail lights are red. For my brake light I will use a 5 watt red led and the others will be 3 watt LEDs. I will be using appropriately rated constant current LED drivers for all bulbs and not the resistor based circuits that are extremely wasteful. My question is that with the LEDs do you all think they will be bright enough?


I don't want dim bulbs-especially the brake lights that's why I'm going for the 5 watt red LEDs on those. I choose a wavelength of Red LED that should be comparable to the red tail light lens/filter so I am hoping that the lower wattage LED with appropriate wavelenghth will be allowed to easily pass through increasing visibility while decreasing electrical consumption at the same time. I will also be fabricating a custom heat pipe based cooler to passively remove heat from the LEDs so I get max light output while retaining bulb longevity.

With the constant current drivers and all LEDs needed it will be about $52.00 and take about a month to come from China. I don't mind putting in the time to put it together electrically and also to create the LED cooler assembly. I am getting darn tired of changing these incandescent bulbs and chasing intermittent connection gremlins on my vehicles external lighting so this should reduce my long term maintenance demands. For reference, do the drop in LED replacement bulbs with low wattage give the same visual effect as the standard incandescent bulbs? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:17 PM   #155 (permalink)
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i can not really help you with what you are doing but 5watt is really bright for a led my 1 watt leds are equal to the 21watt bulb so if you want bright leds go with 3watt it will be bright enough
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i can not really help you with what you are doing but 5watt is really bright for a led my 1 watt leds are equal to the 21watt bulb so if you want bright leds go with 3watt it will be bright enough
That helps tons! Thank you
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http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=306799&page=4

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:58 PM   #157 (permalink)
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i just begin my new commute today: will last until oct 2014 (school)
its (13.7mi) and 75/25 city/hwy
26 lights and 13 stops
small amounts of traffic morning (good or not depending on how I use EOC )
type of driving : hardcore p&g eoc (trying).
mpg will be down for the first tank because of winter and learning the lights
and will rise after
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I know i dont have a very good write-up
no lean-burn? no good gear ratio? p&g is the answer
MPG=1 TIME=0

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:45 PM   #158 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:14 PM   #159 (permalink)
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I uncover my battery because sometimes i get 40c intake air temperature and 40c is not good for a battery
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #160 (permalink)
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That's some great air intake temp for this time of year. Should make quite a difference in mpg's.

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