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StVZO approval no: K778
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 ]:
Ring of light similar in style to B&M's Toplight line plus. Nicer than the Toplight flat plus for traffic following you. This ring of light gives a lot of light and excellent visibility, the best of any tested so far (this before I had tested the Philips Lumiring and Spanninga Brasa) when looking at all directions (so not just straight to the rear). A lot of the light from the LED shines directly as a near point-source into your eyes from the top middle, and this this a pity as it's not needed for visibility, makes estimating distance hard and is very annoying for following traffic.
Annoying for following traffic until which distance?: ≥25m
Visibility by reflection: To be tested.
Ease of connecting wires: Good for 2.8mmm plugs, there is no other method available to connect wires.
2012-12-8: A contact in Taiwan mentioned that he thought the H-track is pretty good there in city traffic (better than the Philips Lumiring) where the traffic is almost like that in Vietnam (lots of scooters). More on this soon.
See Theory for taillamps.
The H-track is a good concept of using a ring of light around the reflector giving a large illuminated area but it's let down by annoying direct light from the LED. Not recommended.
Addition 2017-1-21: For those who have an H-track and want to try to modify it: Long ago I opened the housing of the H-track (using a screwdriver to pry it open bit by bit along the edge as the glued bond isn't that strong) and then I desoldered the middle LED. This removes the annoying point source and it's then a good taillamp... (power use is also lower...). You can use a glue from a hobby shop (for plastic model building) to glue to the housing back together again.
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Last modified: 2017-1-25