Originally Posted by bmrisko
Please do explain...
LED lights light up MUCH faster than incandescent lights. At highway speeds, the difference in time works out to 50 feet or something. That's the distance between the person behind you stopping in time, and them smashing into you.
There's also anecdotal evidence showing that the brighter lights are more effective at capturing the attention of drivers.
Kias are actually turning into one of the higher quality brands. They're vastly better materials and better made than the crap GM has been hocking, and they've got better quality than a good number of Chrysler products. The Korean manufacturers have made leaps and bounds in the past decade, they're quite easily as high of quality as the Japanese brands now.
FWIW, a friend at work has a Kia Sportage SX (with LED taillights), and they are HUGELY brighter in the day than my taillights. they're very clear and easy to see that they're on, even with sun glare and such. They look really sharp too.
I know about the LED bulbs, but frankly those are a cop out to me. I'd much rather have proper LED taillights.