Discussion in 'Motorized Vehicles' started by Clutch, Feb 19, 2009.
Why do cars have different blinker speeds?
because they do...??
i don't think they do.
if you're talking about cars with really fast blinker speeds it's because they need to change the bulb. it's a visual warning of when you need to change the bulb.
If your turning into a gas station, and need to use the rest room, they will flash at a higher rate.
Hmm I never noticed different blinking speeds, it could be the bulbs behave differently, for example an old car blinker will blink say once every second, but the bulb lights up and goes out slower, but a newer fancier car with nice lights might have a light that goes off the instant the signal for "off" is sent. Like an LCD monitor vs a CRT monitor in terms of lighting up the screen.
Thats all just random thinking, thy could very well in fact have different blinking speeds, but I doubt car companies put too much thought into it..
"They are required to blink on and off, or "flash", at a steady rate of between 60 and 120 blinks per minute"
I guess 1-2 a second is acceptable, and manufacturers can do as they please..
Lol thats actually a pretty interesting read (that site), im gonna read it more later. But apparently more thought is put into blinkers than people appreciate lol.
actually according to something a friend of mine told me(unless he was wrong) way back when, you can actually adjust the speed of the blinker.
Ya I saw that on a forum, they say some cars MIGHT have had a screw which you can adjust that changes the timing of the blinker, but I didn't hear it for certain.
4yr old post lol: Maybe its your friend? P)
Actually, here in Florida, we have a chain of Crispy Cream Donut shops that have flashing signs that say "Hot Donuts Now". The blinkers in Ford Crown Victoria's are synchronized to flash at the same exact rate as these flashing donut signs, for purposes of subliminal autosuggestion, to increase donut sales.
And the tables/booths also have recharging ports for tasers.
EDIT: OK, I just made that up.
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