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Model S headlights at night pic...

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by fiksegts, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. fiksegts

    fiksegts Active Member

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    I really like how distinctive he Model S headlights are, PIA to get a good picture, ended up with this one after a few tries...
     

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    Wow! Great picture...kind of looks like a big cat's eyes in the dark. Is the purple outline a product of the flash, or is that what the headlights actually look like?
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    It is distinctive. Most nights on my commute home I see at least one Model S heading the other direction (with both of us in the carpool lanes), and it is easy to spot that one is coming.
     
  4. steve841

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    My suggestion to tesla for some distinction.... Design a backlight or something for the "T" logo on the front and back of the car. That would be hot!
     
  5. JohnQ

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    Chromatic aberration?
     
  6. brianman

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    #6 brianman, Jan 28, 2013
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    Something like this? (It's a weak rendering but hopefully it captures what I'm trying to show.)
    TGlowHalfsize.jpg
    Original is here: Model S Gallery | Tesla Motors


    I realize it's completely gratuitous, but I'd like it if my 17" would show this animated T when starting up from sleep.
     
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    Is it just me, or is part of the front headlight not illuminated.
     
  9. ElSupreme

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    You are correct. The LED band directly above the HID is not lit in this picture. Most likely the LEDs are being driven on a matrix and only some are lit at a time. This is really common for LEDs. But the switching is so fast that you don't notice it with your eyes. Much like your LCD monitor. Fast exposures will have this problem. I would think something between 1/30-1/60 of a second would capture the whole LED band.
     
  10. spatterso911

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    Still camera tricks AO. Adjusting the exposure time would fix that.
     
  11. tdelta1000

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    Now that would be a cool idea.
     
  12. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

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    Here are some pics I took when it was foggy:

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    Foggy2.jpg
     
  13. ckessel

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    Brian's backlit "T" logo mockup is uber-cool. I want that. I would pay money to retrofit my car with that.
     
  14. brianman

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    I kinda do too, but I'm not willing to drill into the trunk to make it happen though.
     

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