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Old 02-20-2011, 09:00 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by infinite012 View Post
I'm not a fan of the amber/red. My eyes don't pick it up well at night (I guess that's sort of a good thing, less fatigue). But seeing as how I'm not really doing too much night time driving (at most I'll spend maybe 3 hours on a dark highway traveling from Richmond, VA to DC), the white is much more pleasing than the amber/red.

Edit: Just ordered 100x white 0805 LEDs. Now I wait for these things to ship from Hong Kong...
That is the point of them being amber/red light. It is why until very recently with the advent of nightvision and LED backlighting red light was used in aircraft cockpits and naval vessel instrumentation. BMW has done this for ages and never changed it.

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