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Note: The company Basta was bought in 2000 by Axa, and they seem to be phasing out the name Basta. For example, the 'Axa Riff' used to be the 'Basta Riff'. I will use the original name.
StVZO approval no: K257 + K414
See the camera settings page for more on the setup and settings to make pictures of the beams of taillamps.
Out of a corner (showing how much light is cast upwards, forwards and to the sides) [ F3.9 & F1.8 ]:
Wallshot (showing the beam pattern):
Visibility from various angles (0°, 45°, 90°, 135°) [ 0.5m, zoom x3, F3.5, ISO80, 1/250s & 1/60s ]:
Annoying for following traffic until which distance?: > 25m
Visibility by reflection: To be tested.
Ease of connecting wires: Simlpe for bare wires, a bit better perhaps than the original Basta ray although corrosion will be more of a problem. There is no provision for 2.8 mm plugs.
See Theory for taillamps.
Single LED as a point source, the LED's output is diffused but not spread out over a larger re-emitting area. So it stays a point source and gets too bright at close range for following traffic. Distance estimation is also impossible because of the point source. The clamp connectors are rubbish. Not recommended.
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