Q) Why are LED tail lights so important?
A) It’s all about safety.
Q) Well how does an LED light make my car safer?
A) The advantage of LED tail lights is that they illuminate 1/10th of a second faster than traditional bulbs. Doesn’t sound like a big deal does it? I will go through the math portion of it then give you a visual.
A car traveling at a rate of 60 miles per hour is covering 88 feet/second. When brakes are applied to a car with LED lights it has an 8.8 feet visible brake light advantage over a car with traditional lights. In simple terms the person following behind you sees your brake lights come on sooner than later. Here’s the visual…
Go to the rear bumper of your car, step out 8.8 feet in the direction of your front bumper to see what that looks like. I think you’ll find it’s quite a scarry thought. Amazing what a 1/10 of a second actually means in the grand scheme of things.