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Author:  UnlikeUday [ Tue May 15, 2018 11:51 am ]
Post subject:  Mercedes trials New Light System!

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes today had 2 rear lights that were fitted on the endplates of the rear wing, similar to LMP1 class of endurance prototypes. The 2 new lights work independently of the rear light near the exhaust. Don't know if they're aimed for wet weather visibility or just for general usage.

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Author:  Johnson [ Tue May 15, 2018 11:58 am ]
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Its probably for wet weather, because the ERS harvesting light and the wet weather lights use the same light which is far from ideal.

Author:  Toby. [ Tue May 15, 2018 12:58 pm ]
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Author:  Ennis [ Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 pm ]
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Johnson wrote:
Its probably for wet weather, because the ERS harvesting light and the wet weather lights use the same light which is far from ideal.


It's probably just to look cool as f*ck in night races. An idea I'm fully supportive of. Let's LED these bad-boys.

Author:  JN23 [ Tue May 15, 2018 6:34 pm ]
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Ennis wrote:
It's probably just to look cool as f*ck in night races. An idea I'm fully supportive of. Let's LED these bad-boys.


:thumbup:

Author:  moby [ Tue May 15, 2018 8:23 pm ]
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Ennis wrote:
Johnson wrote:
Its probably for wet weather, because the ERS harvesting light and the wet weather lights use the same light which is far from ideal.


It's probably just to look cool as f*ck in night races. An idea I'm fully supportive of. Let's LED these bad-boys.


Yip, in keeping with the new Liberty entertainment image, its important to look cool.
Wait until you see the infotainment systems in the 2010 cars.

Author:  rodH [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 pm ]
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They are for Max.

To be honest, I am not sure even the teams would want this as it tells everyone following driver the exact breaking point of each corner, which is a huge advantage for the following driver.

Author:  dompclarke [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:40 pm ]
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rodH wrote:
They are for Max.

To be honest, I am not sure even the teams would want this as it tells everyone following driver the exact breaking point of each corner, which is a huge advantage for the following driver.

Was under the impression they are for better visibility not brake lights

Author:  Shia Luck [ Wed May 16, 2018 11:37 pm ]
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Ennis wrote:
Johnson wrote:
Its probably for wet weather, because the ERS harvesting light and the wet weather lights use the same light which is far from ideal.


It's probably just to look cool as f*ck in night races. An idea I'm fully supportive of. Let's LED these bad-boys.


Let's get team colour lights underneath the cars!

Have fun :)

Author:  Lojik [ Thu May 17, 2018 5:01 am ]
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I think they will also flash in line with the marshall's flag system, so yellow, red etc. Seems like a good idea.

Author:  Toby. [ Thu May 17, 2018 5:50 am ]
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Seems like a waste that, given how light LEDs can be, some teams haven't moved to have LED-lit sponsors on their cars. I reckon it'd be a great move, especially for night races.

Author:  Ennis [ Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am ]
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Toby. wrote:
Seems like a waste that, given how light LEDs can be, some teams haven't moved to have LED-lit sponsors on their cars. I reckon it'd be a great move, especially for night races.


I think every race should be a night race, with the white lines on track replaced entirely with LEDs.

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