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araasch
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Re: Ability to replace?
araasch   2/6/2012 10:40:54 AM
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If the failed LEDs cannot be changed out, in Virginia the vehicle will not pass safety inspection.

This is likely to be a costly repair.

(The cyclops LED bar on my old Ford Explorer part cost about $150.00 which had about 20 LEDs)

For me, not a good choice.  A cool paint job would be better.

 

TJ McDermott
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Ability to replace?
TJ McDermott   2/6/2012 9:48:17 AM
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When one LED fails, what will be the ability to replace it?  Will the entire hundred-odd LED assembly need to be replaced?  Or is it a more modular design (say, 10-LED segments)?

They may be longer-lived than incandescents, but LEDs DO fail (North Charleston's traffic signals, discussed previously).  A single LED failure on this tail light assembly will turn this admittedly pretty and cool design into a gap-toothed jack-o-lantern.

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   2/6/2012 7:01:06 AM
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The LED racetrack might be a little "mod" for my tastes, but it's definitely going to appeal to folks looking for a certain look for their vehicle. I think it's great that LEDs have finally reached a price point where they can be more widely leveraged both for providing pizazz to a car's design and for great utility in terms of lighting options.

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