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    Default How bout' blue errr no, Red?

    The X50 is a big investment for me so I'm deciding what color to go with - my primary driving is at night. What kind of Dimmer setting does the X50 have? Im guessing the blue is brighter - is it too bright at night? I guess this depense on the dimmer settings - Im kinda leaning blue though... Any help would help.
    Hope that all made sense


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    You can definitely dim the display to several different steps so I wouldn't worry. Seems to be a matter of personal preference though as some feel it looks good, others had trouble. Don't know that any had issues with the red like that. :wink: But if your car's interior lights are blue, the blue for the RD will look pretty nice.

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    Eyes handle red much better at night.

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    The human eye has trouble focussing blue light. Red also doesn't kill night vision if your eyes have adjusted to dimmer conditions. Physiologically speaking, red should be much better at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    The human eye has trouble focussing blue light. Red also doesn't kill night vision if your eyes have adjusted to dimmer conditions. Physiologically speaking, red should be much better at night.
    good point. i mean think about it, why do so many alarm clocks in your bed room usually display in red? in my experience most are in red, rather than green or backlit in blue.

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    You could choose the color that matches the light color on your dash gauges.

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    You can turn the display all the way off can't you?

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    I have the blue and it is fine on the eyes at night if you dim it. I also have a blue digit alarm clock and a blue lit car stereo. I think the blue X50 is just unique and better looking than all the other detectors that have the same old colors IMO.

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    yes you can dim it out all the way.

 

 

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