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Old 10-20-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Ambient lighting reliability

Does anyone know how well this interior illumination system holds up? I think it is a really cool feature and I will be getting it, but my one worry is that it may not last for more than a few years. I think I saw somewhere that the only other cars that have this are a few Mercedes, and that is only recently so this system has not really been time-tested. Or am I mistaken?
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:25 PM   #2
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led's last for hundreds of years......nuff said
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
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^^ mhm. lol
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #4
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led's last for hundreds of years......nuff said
How the hell does any one know that led's last for hundereds of years. They have not been around for more than 20 years at the most. What proof apart from theory supports that statment.
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led's last for hundreds of years......nuff said
Hehe ok, I know led's have a very long life, but is that all there is to the lighting (I thought I remembered something about fiber-optics, but that should not impair longevity right?)? If so that is good news, although regardless I have faith GM will put in a great lighting system anyways!
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:33 AM   #6
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Hehe ok, I know led's have a very long life, but is that all there is to the lighting (I thought I remembered something about fiber-optics, but that should not impair longevity right?)? If so that is good news, although regardless I have faith GM will put in a great lighting system anyways!
I wouldn't worry too much. If it's LED than it will oulast me most likely. If it's fiber optic, the light source would most like be easy to change out (not to mention easy to modify color). So how bout an LED powered fiber optics setup.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #7
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How the hell does any one know that led's last for hundereds of years. They have not been around for more than 20 years at the most. What proof apart from theory supports that statment.
overvoltage stress tests to simulate long run times
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i'd like to know as well if all camaro's come with this ambient led piping? or is it supposed to be an option?
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i'd like to know as well if all camaro's come with this ambient led piping? or is it supposed to be an option?
only camaro's with leather options, so 2lt's or 2SS's
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #10
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Strees tests hug. But nothing long term though. Again just a throry.
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Strees tests hug. But nothing long term though. Again just a throry.

No disrespect, but seriously? Our entire existence is based on theories, that's just how it is. You will not get a definitive answer on this for a while anyways... theoretically.
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Strees tests hug. But nothing long term though. Again just a throry.
so of thomas edisons original light bulbs still run to this day....

Led's are not damaged by vibration, moisture, and violent shocks. the reason they will last so long is because the way they are designed keeps is in a way that minimalizes reason for failure. about the only reason for failure is damage to the circuitry or Overheating of the bulb. which takes massive amounts of heat. which would not be sustainable in a setting with such a small numvber of bulbs
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:27 PM   #13
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How the hell does any one know that led's last for hundereds of years. They have not been around for more than 20 years at the most. What proof apart from theory supports that statment.
LEDs have been around for the last 1/2 decade actually(mainly infrared). they just weren't used on cars or popular public items. we ahve LEDs on our P3s that was made in late 60's early 70's

more durable than any other light i know of, so i'm glad thats what GM is using
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:22 AM   #14
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I have a question for you all. My fiancee' just went and ordered a 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS #10/13 from the dealership. I see that some of you have a Hurst short throw shifter as an option on your Camaro, as well as the ambient lighting. These were never offered to us, the only thing we had a choice of was sunroof, RS package, interior/exterior color, and stripes. What options were you all offered? It was our understanding from our dealer that the ambient lighting was standard.
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I have a question for you all. My fiancee' just went and ordered a 2010 Camaro 2SS/RS #10/13 from the dealership. I see that some of you have a Hurst short throw shifter as an option on your Camaro, as well as the ambient lighting. These were never offered to us, the only thing we had a choice of was sunroof, RS package, interior/exterior color, and stripes. What options were you all offered? It was our understanding from our dealer that the ambient lighting was standard.
Ambient lighting is standard and only available on the 2LT and 2SS trim levels.
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The STS is an option. . . If your dealer didn't offer it and he wants the STS make sure you go back and ask. .
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:30 PM   #17
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Of course it will hold up it's LED tech.

Put the pipe down.. there... it's cool man.
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