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Offline Bill

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LED hazards
« on: Jan 10, 2010, 08:35 AM »
News Report - Saturday 1/09/10 - Evanston, Ill

A Traffic fatality resulted from snow covering LED traffic lights.  Seems LED traffic lights don't generate enough heat (as regular bulbs do) to melt ice and snow from the signals.  Several accidents and one death have been attributed to LED lights.

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Re: LED hazards
« Reply #1 on: Jan 10, 2010, 09:36 AM »
Wow. Who'da thunk?

I would think that it's more of a contributing factor. People are suppose to stop when traffic lights aren't working. As it is they often don't bother stopping for clearly visible red lights, since it might inconvenience them.

Scuzzy; I stopped at a red light once; long, long ago.
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Re: LED hazards
« Reply #2 on: Jan 10, 2010, 11:21 AM »
I'm thinking that if Ace uses hand signals, the heat from his armpits will melt the show around his car.

Scuzzy; there's the true cause of global warming.
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