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      10-09-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Thinking about changing my interior lighting to blue

AW exterior, Novillo black interior....really digging the blue....really going to be a love it or hate it type of thing, but I like it, so we'll see...


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Yeah, I'm partial to the VW blue. Not so fond of the orange. Still weighing it, though....

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Yeah, I'm partial to the VW blue. Not so fond of the orange. Still weighing it, though....
If you do a lot of night driving, amber is easiest on the eyes.
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If you do a lot of night driving, amber is easiest on the eyes.
I've read that, but I tend to drive my truck more @ night, so I'm not overly concerned. I think I've figured out how to set up E92 ambient door lighting in the E90, so I'm hemming and hawing over this b/c I want the colors to match prior to purchasing the parts.
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If you do a lot of night driving, amber is easiest on the eyes.
In BMW Germany they call it ergonomic...
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I've read that, but I tend to drive my truck more @ night, so I'm not overly concerned. I think I've figured out how to set up E92 ambient door lighting in the E90, so I'm hemming and hawing over this b/c I want the colors to match prior to purchasing the parts.
The blue may look better during the day, so it could work for you.
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In BMW Germany they call it ergonomic...
I've always liked the amber light from above, would like to change the map lights to amber as well.
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That's a lot of money or work for such a small change. Lots of surface mount LEDs to change!
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It's only about $30 for all the LEDs, and it looks to be about a day's work.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771058
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Its not as legible though. Is there something between blue and white?
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It's only about $30 for all the LEDs, and it looks to be about a day's work.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771058
You really need to do the WHOLE car though.
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orange is so much easier on the eyes
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You really need to do the WHOLE car though.
Oh, I would. There's another thread there in which the guy replaced them all, door switches and radio included, and posted a pic. That's pretty much what I'd do, all or nothing. It'd look pretty half-assed otherwise.
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I was ready to throw some rice, but it actually looks decent.
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I was ready to throw some rice, but it actually looks decent.
I'll throw it for you, not feeling the blue
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If you do a lot of night driving, amber is easiest on the eyes.
After doing some research, it seems that information is no longer accurate, either. According to the American Optometric Association, low intensity white is most optimal for night vision, followed by red (I'm assuming amber gets lumped in w/that), at least for pilots. I'd assume that the same goes for drivers, as well.

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Red light was used for illumination of the cockpit in post-World War II aircraft because it, like red goggles, did not degrade dark adaptation. The intent was to maintain the greatest rod sensitivity possible, while still providing some illumination for central foveal vision. However, red cockpit lights interfered with reading maps and log books, especially for pre-presbyopic and presbyopic aviators. With the increased use of electronic and electro-optical devices for navigation the importance of the pilot's visual efficiency in the cockpit has increased and new concerns have arisen.

Low intensity, white cockpit lights are often used now because they afford a more natural visual environment within the aircraft, without degrading the color of objects.
A friend of mine pointed out to me that his new A3 is low white, as opposed to the old red gauges.

I'm amenable to a low white, as well. Might be a nice compromise between the blue and the amber.
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After doing some research, it seems that information is no longer accurate, either. According to the American Optometric Association, low intensity white is most optimal for night vision, followed by red (I'm assuming amber gets lumped in w/that), at least for pilots. I'd assume that the same goes for drivers, as well.

http://www.aoa.org/optometrists/tool...d-night-vision



A friend of mine pointed out to me that his new A3 is low white, as opposed to the old red gauges.

I'm amenable to a low white, as well. Might be a nice compromise between the blue and the amber.
Thanks for this info. I'll look up some pics of the A3 at night, sounds like my old Acura interior lights, almost a white/grey.
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Thanks for this info. I'll look up some pics of the A3 at night, sounds like my old Acura interior lights, almost a white/grey.
Yeah, my Legend had a bright white display, but it was very soft when dimmed.
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