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Odometer light change-no more orange

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BreezyTaco, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    BreezyTaco

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    I just ordered the set to change the Amber orange color in the odometer to a blue. I was wanting to know if anyone has done this before, and if so the difficulty and things to look out for once I begin this task myself.
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    wbhvacer

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    there are several threds on this . just use search
     
  3. May 22, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    yosh2000

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    there is a huge, very informative thread on toyotanation, pics and all!
     
  4. May 22, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    My friend told me blue LED's are hard on the eyes for long drives at night.

    Yes/no?
     
  5. May 22, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    yosh2000

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    thats the word, but i've never had a problem with them, plus some vws come w/ blue gauges.

    also, all pioneer decks are blue LEDs, so.....
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 12:58 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    I've read (thought don't remember where) red/orange/ect is easier on the eyes at night as blue causes eyestrain. It doesn't really bother a lot of people (I used to think myself but after running a the last 3 cars in orange it does seem to be better). It's really up to you if it bothers you or not...
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 1:36 AM
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    I did a little research myself.

    Apparently, it's not so much the color, but the brightness or intensity of that color that is troublesome with night vision. Too bright = eye problems.

    One article advocated green lights instead of red, based on studies of aircraft pilots who fly jets with glass cockpits.
     
  8. May 23, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    river rat

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    Interesting. How about traditional green? Does anyone have a link to the study?
    Thanks.
     
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