Comparison of Automotive Tail Lights

In this experiment four types of lights were testing. They were an LED fixture, a Neon Gas Chamber, an Acrylic Rod Fixture, and a Standard 12 V Fixture. Our objective was to find a tail light with the highest light intensity, lowest current, lowest voltage, lowest power, and the highest visibility. To determine these factors we used an Extech Light Meter, Volt/AMP Meter, and a human scale for visibility. After comparing the different factors we concluded that the LED was the best choice for a tail light. The LED Fixture had the highest light intensity, highest visibility, the lowest current, and the lowest power usage. However, it did require more voltage than the Neon Chamber.

Research Done By:

Courtney Kohloff
L'Anse Creuse

Michelle Walker