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Is BMW using more and more neon tubes for their cars? I think the Z8 roadster has the front blinkers with neon tubes instead of bulbs; but yesterday I had a e46 bimmer and I thint that I might have seen a neon 3rd brakelight? Is this possible? What are the advantages?
 

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Re: Neon lights (Lupo TDI)

neon turns on and off much more quicly then a bulb, it lasts much longer, and I believe it draws less power. Not sure about the E46 CHMSL(center high mounted signal lamp) or the front turn on the Z8, but I do know that the TAIL lamps on the Z8 are neon, rear fog excluded.
 

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Re: Neon lights (HIDGolf)

turn on faster? Cool, i thought it was the other way round
Anyway, they look "special" in some way.
 

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Re: Neon lights (Lupo TDI)

its just because the light is not coming from one sorce, but rather the entire tube. plus w/ a lamp that costs that much, it better look good, so the lens are crystal clear and the reflector does all the work.
 
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