Lights! (Interesting and Awful please)

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mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 17:31
Bring back acetylene, that's what I say!! :lol:
I've got an acetylene cycle lamp here :) If I could get hold of some carbide I'd love to fire it up...

I believe acetylene lamps are still used by those who explore caves and potholers and possibly in other critical roles too...

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CitroJim wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 17:58
mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 17:31
Bring back acetylene, that's what I say!! :lol:
I've got an acetylene cycle lamp here :) If I could get hold of some carbide I'd love to fire it up...

I believe acetylene lamps are still used by those who explore caves and potholers and possibly in other critical roles too...
Here you go Jim.... :sun:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CALCIUM-CARB ... SwlGZe~bx2

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mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 18:03
Here you go Jim.... :sun:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CALCIUM-CARB ... SwlGZe~bx2
Magic :D Thanks Mick :D Good old eBay! Is there anything it cannot supply?

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CitroJim wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 18:11
mickthemaverick wrote:
09 Oct 2020, 18:03
Here you go Jim.... :sun:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CALCIUM-CARB ... SwlGZe~bx2
Magic :D Thanks Mick :D Good old eBay! Is there anything it cannot supply?
I just noticed the Carbide seller is in Hertford!! It's a smaller world than you think sometimes!! :-D

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And if the bicycle lamp doesn't work here is your answer on what to do with the carbide Jim!! :-D :-D :-D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Calcium-Carb ... SwDFFegzXo

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Citroen's finest :?:
You decide!
You decide!
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The back's OK but the front? Too many horizontal lines.

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I think that Mitsubishi have done a better job than most SUVs but still didn't need the full width light bar:
Own work
Own work

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A selection of interesting lights from the microcars whatsthisthen
microcarlights
microcarlights
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Keep it simple....thumbs up from me for VW's effort here.
The indicators must be in there somewhere!
The indicators must be in there somewhere!
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Rear lights on the Audi. Even worse when lit.

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The Bubble Car headlights are rather lovely :D

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...and whats the next unneccessary development for headlights on cars........its coming as an option on the 2021 Audi e-tron .

https://electrek.co/2020/10/14/audi-hea ... tric-suvs/


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Having watched the video I certainly agree that the animations are farcical but the potential for the light carpet and lane definition is good imo. Anything which helps stop blinding other drivers is a step forward for me. Of course its only really effective if all vehicles have it but its a start. Just cut out the gimickry from the beginning and concentrate on actual safety improvements and I'm all for it! :)

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I may be in a minority here, but I'm not a fan of gimmicks that mean the driver has to think and concentrate less about the job in hand. IMO, far too many people jump into the driving seat and put the car in gear at the same time as putting their brain in neutral as it is 8-[