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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by Jocko on Today at 12:53:56 PM »
A network of tidal turbines could provide continuous base load electricity with suitable infrastructure.
That is what they are currently doing in Orkney.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: lights dimming with heater on
« Last post by d2d4j on Today at 12:49:15 PM »
Hi

Plus 1 from a very happy user of culzeans led from classic cars

In fact, I replaced all lights at front, side, head and fog lights with correct led advised by culzean and classic cars and also fitted DRL.

I even posted pictures

This also resolved the issue over dimming lights issue

Many thanks

John
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by sparky Paul on Today at 12:33:33 PM »
Trouble is tidal flow has 12.5 hour cycle and peaks move every day, so although tidal power is more predictable than wind and solar it will rarely match daily peaks in power requirements

That would only be relevant if you had all your turbines in one spot - tides and tidal flows peak at different times around the UK, and these peaks are spread evenly throughout that 12.5 hour cycle. Additionally, bear in mind that maximum tidal flow occurs at twice the frequency of the tides, so maximum flow occurs effectively at half that period.

There  is an immense amount of energy in tidal flows, and a network of tidal turbines could provide continuous base load electricity with suitable infrastructure - that's exactly where wind and solar fall down.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: lights dimming with heater on
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:13:25 PM »
Thanks for the info, have looked into the suggested threads and done a bit of research.

I spoke to my dad who is a mechanic and it's not an uncommon thing apparently. He seems to think that when we have selected the front windshield and feet position on blowers that it's that which causes the belt to run and therefore draws power and dims the lights - I will look into it further on Thursday when I take the Jazz down to the workshop for a once over.

I'm considering LED bulbs and have watched numerous videos on them now, appreciate that you're meant to have special lamps for them, but I have no issues with that providing they give the correct cut off and don't dazzle other road users. On previous cars I always ran HID's but I don't fancy running them in reflector lamps on the Jazz.

To be continued...

There are many LED headlight bulbs available but Phillips developed the Z-ES chips to be same size as filaments in the standard bulbs,  this is the only way to get correct beam in reflector designed for filament bulbs.  There are some videos in link I posted (repeated below)

Testing LED bulbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQF5ESBHLrw

different styles of LED chips and heatsinks, including latest Philips chips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sonh4lHu4XE

both pretty long videos but well worth a look as they can save you making costly mistake. 

The H4 bulbs from classicarleds use phillips Z-ES chips and are cheapest I have seen,  been running them almost 6 months now and I am very happy with them - as are a few other on this forum who bit the bullet and bought them.

There are some fake Phillips Z-ES chips on the market - I first bought a single bulb for my motorbike to check quality out - looked at chips with magnifying glass to check same as it should be.

http://www.ledoauto.com/blog/index.php/2017/02/21/beware-of-fake-luxeon-zes-led-headlight-big-potential-danger-to-your-car/

http://www.ledoauto.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/05/dear-our-esteem-clients/
 
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: New Honda Jazz. November 2017
« Last post by rogbro on Today at 12:03:56 PM »
I was in my local dealers, enquiringly about a new EX. Asked if you can get it with the 1.5 vtec engine. No.
Only the Sport version, and the salesman proceeded to tell me all about it.  Came away with a brochure, after Christmas I said.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tyres tips please
« Last post by culzean on Today at 12:03:35 PM »
oh no! I've just ordered and paid for the Michelin ES+. Hope I've not made the wrong decision.  :-[

Nothing wrong with Michelin except 1) they are French and 2) the price.

They served me well for many years when I was doing a lot of miles and was more interested in good wear and quietness than out and out handling,  but now I have tried Avon (and saved 25 a tyre on Civic over Michelin ES+) I like the sharper feel and confidence they inspire,  Avon have been around for many years and certainly made some of the best motorbike tyres when I was first riding in 1960/70's - they were recently taken over by Cooper tyres from USA which bought new technology and investment to company.

I am not so interested in wear these days as I used to be.. (At my age I often wonder if it is worth buying green bananas)
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: lights dimming with heater on
« Last post by Rhysfjf on Today at 11:55:59 AM »
Thanks for the info, have looked into the suggested threads and done a bit of research.

I spoke to my dad who is a mechanic and it's not an uncommon thing apparently. He seems to think that when we have selected the front windshield and feet position on blowers that it's that which causes the belt to run and therefore draws power and dims the lights - I will look into it further on Thursday when I take the Jazz down to the workshop for a once over.

I'm considering LED bulbs and have watched numerous videos on them now, appreciate that you're meant to have special lamps for them, but I have no issues with that providing they give the correct cut off and don't dazzle other road users. On previous cars I always ran HID's but I don't fancy running them in reflector lamps on the Jazz.

To be continued...
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Tyres tips please
« Last post by Sharon on Today at 11:37:54 AM »
oh no! I've just ordered and paid for the Michelin ES+. Hope I've not made the wrong decision.  :-[
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by culzean on Today at 10:53:42 AM »
Invest in Green Energy - and double up by investing in non Green energy to cater for the 50% of the time Green does not work

Policy of muppets.

It is well known in energy industry that for every renewable source it needs 100% backup from reliable source (coal, gas, nuclear)  so what exactly is the point ?

Because one day there will be no coal, gas or oil.

There is still loads of fossil fuel,  enough to last humans until overpopulation, disease (we blew antibiotics by giving them to battery farm animals - may not get another chance) and land degradation marks the end of our time on Earth,  about another 100 years   :-X

The Sahara desert used to be lush and green until humans moved in with their domesticated animals and overused / overgrazed the fragile land - that is the future of most of the land on Earth
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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Re: Electric cars
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 10:39:07 AM »
Invest in Green Energy - and double up by investing in non Green energy to cater for the 50% of the time Green does not work

Policy of muppets.

It is well known in energy industry that for every renewable source it needs 100% backup from reliable source (coal, gas, nuclear)  so what exactly is the point ?

Because one day there will be no coal, gas or oil.
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