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Old 03-29-2017, 07:05 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I've had LEDs that are now on their 4th vehicle. It's a bit of a pain to change back and forth each time, but the ROI is a long term game. I buy good ones (~$40) though.

They also light up the equivalent of 16' earlier than filament bulbs at 60mph. One rear ending avoided will change that ROI in a hurry.

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Old 03-29-2017, 08:38 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I've had LEDs that are now on their 4th vehicle. It's a bit of a pain to change back and forth each time, but the ROI is a long term game. I buy good ones (~$40) though.

They also light up the equivalent of 16' earlier than filament bulbs at 60mph. One rear ending avoided will change that ROI in a hurry.
You beat me to it. Good quality LEDs will outlive filament bulbs by a lot. They will pay for themselves in replacement bulbs eventually... It will just take a long time.

That's a very good point about the ROI for not getting rear ended.
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the prius uses led taillights and gets better mpg's (in part)because of it.
Tiny, tiny part. Nowadays, the Prius gets average gas mileage for a car in it's aerodynamic class (it just got there first). Consider this strategy: Acquire a set of complete Prius taillight assembies. Add a short boat tail to improve the Coralla's fineness ratio and incorporate the Prius taillights. First gen if you stay with a notchback, or later if you go to a Kamm-back.

For the headlights be wary of the beam pattern. Also, there exist HID projector headlights.
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I used just one of these for my scooter
It's very nice to see with compared to stock

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