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does anyone know when the TYC tail lights will be avaliable? i was told in jan 2005. also, what will they look like? are there any pics?
 

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I dunno, Im kinda skeptical on the way they will look. I've seen the TYC lights and I'm just not into them. but hey, to each his own.


That is... TYC lights on other cars ie. accord etc.
 

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thanks for the link JZA70. so far it looks like i was told the right release date. i am still curious what they will look like though. the xB has black housing and the xA has chrome housing. i wonder which one the tC will get....
 

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Originally posted by QSJ Ed@Aug 24 2004, 01:19 PM
Time to n00b it up... what are TYC lights? I certainly hope not like altezza...
pretty much but you can get finishes other than chrome. the fit & finish is top notch from TYC.

i think the website is www.elegantebytyc.com


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Originally posted by ycart1201+Aug 24 2004, 03:27 PM-->QUOTE (ycart1201 @ Aug 24 2004, 03:27 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-QSJ Ed
@Aug 24 2004, 01:19 PM
Time to n00b it up... what are TYC lights?  I certainly hope not like altezza...
pretty much but you can get finishes other than chrome. the fit & finish is top notch from TYC.

i think the website is www.elegantebytyc.com


Nathan
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yeah, they are supposed to be high quality aftermarket tail lights that are just as good qualitywise as the stock ones. i bought some aftermarket ones for my last car and after a few months one of the reflectors fell out of place. i don't want to experience that again.
what do they mean by them being LED tail lights as opposed to regualr tail lights?

thanks ycart, i'm going to check out that site now
 

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LEDs also do not "flash" the way that filament-based light bulbs do. What I mean by that is that they do not have varying levels of luminescence the way traditional bulbs do -- they are on, then off, on, off, etc. They go to full brightness so quickly that you can't see the transition, other than to notice that it's suddenly on.

I think it's kinda cool, although useless.
 

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Probably not a fad. LEDs are brighter, last longer, and FAR more efficient than traditional bulbs. You will most likely see more and more applications for LEDs in the years to come.
 

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L.E.D's are not a fad. They are 10000000000% more efficient than bulbs.

In fact, when your at an intersection staring at the traffic light... it should be L.E.D's now. (depending where you live)

The traffic light bulbs burn out ever 3 months estimated. The LED's won't have to be swapped for a year.

If you look at auto conventions for future cars, most are using LED's now.
 

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Many traffic lights in the Atlanta area use LEDs. Some home light ficstures are even using LEDs now.
 

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well i know and understand that they are more efficient and last longer but honestly... they still work the same you know? they still light up red when you press the brakes... indicating that you are slowing down lol.

i don't know, i guess i've never had the frustration of having a burnt out tail light.
 

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LEDs will also be cheaper to produce...
 

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LED's have been around for about 40 years, they've just been recently mainstreamed. I dont think they're as cheap to produce as conventional bulbs yet, simply because the manufacturing process has not caught up with the demand for em. I do think in a few years, they will take over major aspects of lighting. You'll start to see them in your fridge, in house lamps and whatever else. Just as a side note, NYC replaced all of its traffic lights from regular bulbs to LED's, in order to save a little over a $1,000,000 per year on energy, which obviously helped its troubling budget issues.
 
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