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Thread: Replacement LED Dome Light
02-19-07, 12:38 PM #1RookieVerified LEO
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Replacement LED Dome Light
Okay, I am NOT particularly knowledgeable about automotive accessories, but here goes. I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus Sedan that is my assigned unmarked (I know). Anyway, I would like to have better interior lighting. I do have an LED map light that plugs into the cigarette lighter and it works pretty well. I am just wondering if anybody makes an after-marked LED that replaces the original dome light. If so, is red still considered to be the best tactically correct color for not adversely affecting night vision. The reason I ask is I think I have read that pilots use green in their cockpits at night. I guess I am not sure if this is something that I can find locally in automotive stores or if I need to order something like this on-line.
02-19-07, 04:14 PM #2
You will most likley have to go online and get one. I dont carry such a bulb at my store. You might want to check pep boys or advance auto parts. I have seen such bulbs though. Try sylvanias, or silverstars.
02-26-07, 08:49 AM #3
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02-26-07, 09:00 AM #4In biological night vision, molecules of rhodopsin in the rods of the eye undergo a change in shape as light is absorbed by them. The peak rhodopsin build-up time for optimal night vision in humans is 30 minutes, but most of the adaptation occurs within the first five or ten minutes in the dark. Rhodopsin in the human rods is insensitive to the longer red wavelengths of light, so many people use red light to preserve night vision as it will not deplete the eye's rhodopsin stores in the rods and instead is viewed by the cones.
02-26-07, 09:46 AM #5Patrol Monkey
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I thought I saw a Discovery program that says green is the worst for night vision.... I could be dilusional thoughThe opinions expressed in this post do not reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency, Police Chief, or any other member or employee of my department or municipality.
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