Car Culture-Tip of the Month-Cars to Christmas Trees!

From Cars to Christmas Trees

What do cars and Christmas trees have in common? LED light! More and more, LED lights are replacing standard filament bulbs in every area of our lives. Those of you who enjoy hugging trees and see a tint of green when you look in the mirror will be proud to know LED lights produce very little heat.

Thus a reduction in global heating; they contain no mercury. Since the heat emissions are low, the bulbs last longer as well. But what exactly is that light on your Christmas tree or new bulb in the taillight or dash? LED is a “light emitting diode”. It has a tiny pear-like chip in it that produces light more efficiently than a filament-based bulb.

It lights up faster than a filament bulb, and can operate on lower voltage. Since there is no filament, and the internal parts are rigidly supported, they are resistant to vibration and impact. Additionally, LED sources are compact, offering high flexibility in design possibilities. Expect to see their use increase dramatically in vehicle applications and holiday decorations over the years.


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During training exercises, the lieutenant who was driving down a muddy back road encountered another jeep stuck in the mud with a red-faced Colonel at the wheel.

“Your jeep stuck sir?” asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside.

“Nope,” replied the Colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, “Yours is.”

*Rank Has Its Privileges