Probably as legal as the LED turn signal lights I installed.
I can't believe I never noticed my Ford Fusion had red turn signal lights or that other cars had them. I must be colorblind or this article I found was really on to something.Nice. Makes the lights resemble 'American' car models with red-colored turn signals. What tint film or application did you use?
Hi, I see your point. Although im not too concern considering Insight's turn signal is quite big, it high up and wrapped around the corner. And although the vinyl wrap I used appear red when not lit, its actually more dark orangy than red (when lit) and since i didnt change the amber bulb, the turn signal when lit appear more like tangerine. Its hard not to get the attention of the driver behind. Thanks for your comment.Don’t mean to burst your bubble and welcome to the forum. But don’t you think that might be dangerous since the turn signals are clearly a different color than the brake lights, but now you have matching brake and turn lights.
Nice job, looks pretty seamless. Plenty of American cars (and the BMW example) have red rear turn signals, and the flashing light is the differentiator between turn signal and braking on those cars. The turn signal is sometimes even integrated/exchanged with the brake light on some American cars (which makes it hard to see), and your set up is better in that it maintains the turn signal and braking separate. @andrew28 shared a related article on the topic of red/amber rear turn signals in post #5 above. - Turn signals - amber or red?Hi, I see your point. Although im not too concern considering Insight's turn signal is quite big, it high up and wrapped around the corner. And although the vinyl wrap I used appear red when not lit, its actually more dark orangy than red (when lit) and since i didnt change the amber bulb, the turn signal when lit appear more like tangerine. Its hard not to get the attention of the driver behind. Thanks for your comment.
Umm... how are you dealing with all the cars in 'Merica that come with standard red rear turn signals? More of those models invade US roads than in Canada.I am glad you are in Canada and I never have to be cursred by seeing your horrible red turn signal... I might be a little bit opinionated on this subject.
For the most part only American brand cars have red turn signals... and I hate them. Modded my two for amber turn signals. Canada actually tried to join the amber turn signal club making it a law but it was shot down because of the US. Accidents happen in seconds, even though it does not take much time your brain has to process "what does that red mean", you get the point. There are people six feet down that would still be walking around if the auto makers did not try to save a few dollars.... and that was back when everything was bulbs and cheap. This is just one study. The money they put into the over engineered LED assemblies now? I have bought loose LEDs and the red ones cost the same as the amber ones. Also, I hate switchback lights if you were interested.Umm... how are you dealing with all the cars in 'Merica that come with standard red rear turn signals? More of those models invade US roads than in Canada.
Combining multiple functions in the same light does not always equal savings. It complicates the wiring and with the Insight and my Challenger, the logic for it is incorporated in the BCM. Your turn signal and the hazard lights on the Insight are two separate circuits in the BCM. It was the early 2000s-ish when the change started to happen. Seeing the older cars and the newer ones I always got the feeling it was more due to the cost of 3 color lenses over 2. What the actual reason was, I am sure it was financial. Now give me back my spare tire! Apparently, maybe the amber LEDs are more expensive because they are required to be brighter. I also like how that is 12 years old and still nothing has changed.Other than the cost saving by combining the stop/turn function into the same bulb, I've never understood why the rear signals wouldn't be amber. I've had VWs in front of me signal and pump the brakes at the same time. Like, which way are you turning dude?