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Old 12-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Joe_Bloe View Post
Do you have any kind of reflector behind the LEDs?
Nope. The 3mm LEDs emit hardly anything backwards and the high power led emits all of its light forward in a 30 deg cone. There's a negligible amount of light to reflect.
If you want to utilize all possible light from the LED array then you'll want to make the array plate out of something translucent, like white polyethylene. Doing so will make the array much more visible when viewed at an angle.

LED array turn signals made with white LEDs and fluorescent orange acrylic.
Yellow and orange LEDs are difficult to find in ratings higher than 3,000mcd.

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