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Old 04-14-2019, 09:45 PM
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I love that they are so bright, I can be seen better at night.

Just curious, what is the purpose of vivid side lighting????? Although it sounded like a good idea to some politicians, I have never, ever heard of one accident caused by a person who saw your completely visible headlights and/or taillight, but could not, for the life of them, see the little side markers. And, the mounting of the lights is so low that it is well below the line of sight of any truck or SUV. I am not faulting you, as you can put a string of Christmas lights on if you want. I just don't see the actual "I can be seen better at night" advantage.

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Old 04-15-2019, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
Just curious, what is the purpose of vivid side lighting????? Although it sounded like a good idea to some politicians, I have never, ever heard of one accident caused by a person who saw your completely visible headlights and/or taillight, but could not, for the life of them, see the little side markers. And, the mounting of the lights is so low that it is well below the line of sight of any truck or SUV. I am not faulting you, as you can put a string of Christmas lights on if you want. I just don't see the actual "I can be seen better at night" advantage.
i think the new rear reflectors that are required in addition to the reflectors in your tail lights are stupid
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:48 PM
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Apparently someone had a hard time seeing me.......

Originally Posted by buckmeister2 View Post
Just curious, what is the purpose of vivid side lighting????? Although it sounded like a good idea to some politicians, I have never, ever heard of one accident caused by a person who saw your completely visible headlights and/or taillight, but could not, for the life of them, see the little side markers. And, the mounting of the lights is so low that it is well below the line of sight of any truck or SUV. I am not faulting you, as you can put a string of Christmas lights on if you want. I just don't see the actual "I can be seen better at night" advantage.
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:30 PM
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Apparently someone had a hard time seeing me.......
Did that just happen!?
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:41 PM
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One year ago today........Bumper to bumper traffic and someone rode up the rear and along the door. Their wheel was eye level

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Old 04-15-2019, 08:54 PM
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Apparently someone had a hard time seeing me.......
Holy ****! Good thing you lived to post about it. Looks like that rear side marker popped right out like a pimple on 13 y/o kid.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:31 PM
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One year ago today........Bumper to bumper traffic and someone rode up the rear and along the door. Their wheel was eye level
Man, I bet that was one helluva surprise. Hope there were no injuries. Maybe if you had the 50 kilowatt side marker, it would not have happened...
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In bumper to bumper you might expect a little nudge or bump. This was a bang, window shattered and fell in. I had to prop it up with my arm while I chased the other driver down. Arm was bleeding pretty bad but paramedics check for embedded glass, bandaged me up and it was fine.
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