Does anyone know how a Nortek light actually works?
are you sure you have the correct name?
any how nortek lights are pretty much every where nowadays if you have a wireless device. key board mouse even tvs and cameras see that light on the bottum of your wireless mouse thats a nortek
hope this helps
the one I am familiar with can be seen here notek light
So now I know how to spell it , do you know how it works?
Low light, indirect lighting.
Here's the most recognized..........
.............fairly self explanatory.
The rear lights (below) were used mostly for estimating/judging distance behind vehicles at night.
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All of the Notek lights were designed to be used under black-out restrictions...so the indirect lighting/hooded light concept was essential for the front light when the standard/main lights couldn't be used to avoid being spotted from ground or aerial observers. The rear lights were used to maintain proper vehicle spacing at night under similar black-out conditions and worked on the concept of optical convergence at different distances to achieve that which is why the rectangular style light has 4 windows but the sizes of the windows are different. Depending on how far away from the light you were dictated what pattern of the 4 windows you saw and provided a constant frame of reference to avoid vehicles ramming into each other in the dark.
When following another vehicle in blackout drive, you try to see only 2 lights. If you see only 1, you are too far away and if you see all 4, you are too close.