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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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I doubt (could be wrong) that you are going to stand in front of your Jeep with a directional going, just so you can admire the DRLs.
I like to sit on the front bumper. But it really seems to bother the other drivers on the interstate when I do that. I don't know why, I always set the cruise control before I climb out the window.

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:20 PM
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

You can MOSTLY stop the winking.

I always have the lighting knob turned one click to the right. If you have it set in the "off" position, you get winking. If you have it set to "auto" you get winking. but if you have it set on that first click to the right, your DRLs will stay on, just dimmed a little, while your turn signal is on. see attached picture.



The winking drove me insane too. Especially when stopped behind a shiny car that i can see my reflection in....

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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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Using that logic, maybe it would be better to use hazards instead of the turn signals. With the turn signals only one side is flashing - kind of asymmetrical/dumb looking.

There is a good reason to turn the DRL off; so that people can see your turn signal. When I first saw that on another oncoming car at an intersection, I thought hey, they really thought that out. Cool. If I see a car with DRL in the headlight and it does not turn off with the turn signals, I think that someone added aftermarket DRLs.

Not trying to pick a fight here I just don't get it...
In Europe, LED DRLs don't go out when the turn signal is on. And guess what? People see the turn signals just fine. We can thank out stupid NHTSA rules and regulations for forcing manufacturers to come up with a "work around" for U.S. model vehicles. Oh, and we can also thank the NHTSA for the ancient (and stupid) rule that prevents Audi from putting their "smart" Matrix LED headlights on U.S.-bound cars. Click below to see why this is so incredibly stupid.

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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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In Europe, LED DRLs don't go out when the turn signal is on. And guess what? People see the turn signals just fine. We can thank out stupid NHTSA rules and regulations for forcing manufacturers to come up with a "work around" for U.S. model vehicles. Oh, and we can also thank the NHTSA for the ancient (and stupid) rule that prevents Audi from putting their "smart" Matrix LED headlights on U.S.-bound cars. Click below to see why this is so incredibly stupid.

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I was reading something today that Europe drls are low brightness. The reason ... Brighter lights use more energy. Therefore the engine burns more gas and puts more carbon in the air.

Now that's crazy!


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I was reading something today that Europe drls are low brightness. The reason ... Brighter lights use more energy. Therefore the engine burns more gas and puts more carbon in the air.

Now that's crazy!


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That's silly. LEDs use VERY little energy in the first place. And most new cars are using LEDs for their DRLs.

On my Audi, it is possible to adjust the brightness of the LEDs anywhere between 0-100% using a VAG-COM.
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I was reading something today that Europe drls are low brightness. The reason ... Brighter lights use more energy. Therefore the engine burns more gas and puts more carbon in the air.
I would like to see the brightness cut down, but not because of the tiny amount of extra fuel burned. I've found that DRLs on some newer cars are bright enough that they wash out other things in the rearview mirrors unless I really focus on the mirror (which means I'm not watching the road ahead of me).

Cutting the brightness might also stop people from doing 80 on the interstate in full darkness without headlights. As this high-fashion-DRL fad has grown I've seen a scary number of cars driving at night with only DRLs. While I do applaud their willingness to remove themselves from the gene pool, I would rather not share the road with people who can't see where they're going.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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I would like to see the brightness cut down, but not because of the tiny amount of extra fuel burned. I've found that DRLs on some newer cars are bright enough that they wash out other things in the rearview mirrors unless I really focus on the mirror (which means I'm not watching the road ahead of me).

Cutting the brightness might also stop people from doing 80 on the interstate in full darkness without headlights. As this high-fashion-DRL fad has grown I've seen a scary number of cars driving at night with only DRLs. While I do applaud their willingness to remove themselves from the gene pool, I would rather not share the road with people who can't see where they're going.
LOL... you know that there's always going to be someone who forgets to turn their headlights on at night... or thinks they have them on but actually only have the parking lights on.

Running DRL's only at night is still better than the above.
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Re: LED DRLs - can we stop the "winking"

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I would like to see the brightness cut down, but not because of the tiny amount of extra fuel burned. I've found that DRLs on some newer cars are bright enough that they wash out other things in the rearview mirrors unless I really focus on the mirror (which means I'm not watching the road ahead of me).



Cutting the brightness might also stop people from doing 80 on the interstate in full darkness without headlights. As this high-fashion-DRL fad has grown I've seen a scary number of cars driving at night with only DRLs. While I do applaud their willingness to remove themselves from the gene pool, I would rather not share the road with people who can't see where they're going.


While I don't mind the brightness on my LED DRL's. There's a guy near me with a new cherokee trailhawk that apparently doesn't understand his headlight switch. Passed him a few times at night with just his drl's on. Never been in a position to wave him down. But if I ever am. I won't hesitate.

It's like one of those C'MON man moments.

I've turned my headlights to drl mode during the night. While they did prove some "illumination" you'd have to be blind to assume they were headlight. Not even to mention just fog lights


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