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Honestly? Pretty stupid looking.[/b]
The reason is this kind of flasher is designed to flash stupidly. Every time you step the pedal, it will flash, not reasonable.Hella is developing a CLEVER flasher for brake LED tails. It will only flash when you make emergency braking. And the -faster your car decelerate, the faster it flashes. It doesn't flash at all when you brake softly.But the cost~~ will be very high.As a 20USD product, it will not be so clever, easy to understand.
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I did this on my 3rd light. There are pics and video here:http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.php?showtopic=78916[/b]
Yes I think it is enough to make only the 3rd brake flash. Do not flash all the brake lamps. Especially the tungsten lamps.
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The reason is this kind of flasher is designed to flash stupidly. Every time you step the pedal, it will flash, not reasonable.Hella is developing a CLEVER flasher for brake LED tails. It will only flash when you make emergency braking. And the -faster your car decelerate, the faster it flashes. It doesn't flash at all when you brake softly.But the cost~~ will be very high.As a 20USD product, it will not be so clever, easy to understand.Yes I think it is enough to make only the 3rd brake flash. Do not flash all the brake lamps. Especially the tungsten lamps.[/b]

I could actually get behind this. Like you said, I would think it would be pretty hard to develop, but if they could somehow tap into the speedometer via the ECU and make the lights flash at speeds below 5mph (ie, when coming to a complete stop), or somehow begin to flash when the braking threshold rises above, say 70%, that would be something worth looking into. It would be overly complicated, probably, and as you said the cost would be high.

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Why not just base it on the length of brake time? I mean if you hold the brake for an extended period of time then flash them...

Seems like it would work to me.


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Why not just base it on the length of brake time? I mean if you hold the brake for an extended period of time then flash them...

Seems like it would work to me.[/b]
How long would be the "extended period?"

I&#39;d rather have them flash if the brake pedal is to the floor. If you&#39;re behind someone, you&#39;d rather have an extra warning if someone&#39;s hard on the brakes, compared to a longer length of time.


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I had thought of an idea a long time ago that would warn the one in back of you that you were doing an emergency braking .... some sort of system where the light shines intensity according to the degree of pressure applied to the brake pedal ! The stronger you applied the stronger the light would blast out the lense ... lol maybe to the high intensity discharge of Xenon !!!

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A multi-piece multi-step/multi-level tail light (3 stacked lenses) .... say 1st level tail light for normal braking , the 2nd (combined with 1st) for increased brake pressure (also on when at a full stop) , 3rd level tail light on , optioned with Xenon Filled Gas bulb (combined with 1st & 2nd) in an emergency hard-applied stop !

If anybody develops this , my idea is copyrighted
It wouldn&#39;t be the first time someone has the same bright ideas I have elsewhere on this planet ; there&#39;s always someone somewhere thinking what you&#39;re thinking ; as I&#39;ve come 2-3 times to notice heheh

But like the majority agree here - flashing gets to be a distraction , an annoying one at that in traffic - where already tempers flare .... there&#39;s bound to be someone less tolerant than I am with this constant flashing in your face (see my above post) and I don&#39;t want him to take it out on me and my car (and passengers) .... no wonder Chrysler took it out from market real fast !
The idea was good on paper .. only .


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Volvo does emergency braking lights by flashing the hazards. I actaully like this approach because I already do it when I&#39;m emergency braking. I think BMW does adaptive brake lighting by lighting up both red lights (the brake and the tail light). I have yet to see flashing red brake lights, though I&#39;d be a bit concerned because LEO&#39;s might be sensitive to anything that is red and flashing.


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