topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Fri Nov 3 17:15:51 PDT 2017
This got me to thinking, I still run stock bulbs, and I got rear-ended in
the Square 4 or 5 times when it was red, but not at all since it was silver,
perhaps we need contrast??
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback "Hothe"
65 Notchback "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7 "Redstur"
95 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi "Cirstallsalot"
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Bobsnotch at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:50 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Lights
In a message dated 11/2/2017 11:12:59 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
brionsab at msn.com writes:
If everything is in order, grounds, good bulbs, switch working, the key is
the sun at your back.
In southern California, Las Vegas, and the desert, when the sun is shining
on or through a vehicles rear light lens; it is difficult to notice them.
This is especially true about the newer vehicles. They concentrate the
light so well that sometimes they appear on all the time. You cannot see
brake lamp when activated.
I am certain the designs passed with flying colors in the test lab.
What I am saying is you might be chasing a problem that does not exist.
All you can do is drive defensively and attempt to keep people off your
tale when in that sun condition.
Brion brings up, makes a good point. It might not really be a problem on
your end, but what other drivers have been conditioned to seeing. You could
replace your bulbs, and probably still have a visit from the same officer. I
do agree with Brion, in that even some newer cars have a similar issue
depending on sun light levels. All that really means is you (and everyone
else) should be paying more attention to traffic flow, and what others are
doing around you.
Keep in mind that ALL of my vehicles are using standard bulbs like what
they came with. The exception being my 65 Notch, as that was converted from
volt to 12 volt, and the entire lighting system was improved by that
change. But even still, I've never had an issue where my lights weren't
enough, including when my generator was failing, and I've also driven that
car across several states in varying times of day.
Bob 65 Notch w/Factory Sunroof converted to IRS
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