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Intelligent Lights for the Intelligent RiderTM

P3 Lights

P3 Lights Features & Benefits

The P3 Lights rear visibility lighting system adds two rows of very bright, computer-controlled LEDs on each side of your motorcycle's rear license plate, supplementing your bike's existing tail light, brake light and emergency flashers (TS model). The system includes an intelligent control module, two red Photon Booster LED modules, and all necessary mounting brackets and electrical connectors. On the TS model, the LED modules also mimic the vehicle's turn signals, including 4-way flashers. The P3 Lights system can be installed on any motorcycle, and does not interfere with the vehicle's electrical system, including CANbus systems.
It can also be connected to your bike's stock tail and brake light, converting it into a flashing brake light (see wiring diagram below). You can even convert the stock top case light in BMW K1600GT and R1200RT model to a combined tail light/flashing brake light (see links below);
BMW K1600GT or R1200RT

Conspicuity Flicker Increases Visibilty (Protected by US Patent No. 7,928,660)
A unique and extremely effective feature of the P3 Lights is their exclusive conspicuity flicker that dramatically increases your bike's visibility compared to normal tail lights. The LEDs have been designed to flicker at a specific flicker rate that maximizes your motorcycle's visibility to other drivers, without being distracting. Utilizing a high-speed microprocessor and fast-acting, high-intensity LEDs, the P3 Lights system takes advantage of the difference in persistence of vision between the human eye's central field of view and its peripheral view. When viewed directly, P3 Lights' LEDs appear not to flicker, yet when seen out of the corner of the eye they have a just-noticeable flicker, significantly enhancing your motorcycle's conspicuity, especially to the inattentive driver.

Shortens Stopping Distance and Reaction Time
In addition to adding much brighter lights, the use of rapid acting LEDs in the brake light circuit reduces the time it takes for the lights to reach maximum brightness compared to a normal incandescent bulb. This allows the driver behind you to see that you are braking sooner that he otherwise would, resulting in up to a 17 foot shorter stopping distance at 60 mph.

Another feature of P3 Lights is that when the brakes are applied P3 LEDs rapidly flash. The unique flash frequency designed into the P3 system has been shown by independent research to reduce the reaction time of drivers by an average of up to 0.2 seconds. This corresponds to another 17 foot reduction in stopping distance at 60 mph compared to conventional LED brake lights.

Emergency Flasher
P3 Lights include a highly visible emergency flasher which is much more noticeable than the standard 4-way flasher found on some motorcycles. This flasher is easy to enabled, simply by using the brake lever, and provides a very effective warning to traffic around you.

Turn Signal Option
The P3 Lights-TS model flashes the left and right LEDs with the bike's turn signals and 4-way flashers, making it much more apparent to the surrounding traffic that you are turning.

Voltmeter Option (TS model only)
The P3 Lights-TS+ model adds an integral voltmeter, allowing you to quickly and easily measure your battery voltage when you turn on your ignition. It measures the system voltage upon power up, then indicates this by flashing the LEDs accordingly: 1 flash followed by 2 flashes followed by 4 flashes would indicate 12.4 volts.

P3 Lights' brake flashing sequence, conspicuity flicker, emergency flash pattern and tail light brightness are all programmable, simply by tapping on the brake lever. For more information, click on the Programming link in the menu on the left.

In addition to powering the two included red Photon Boosters, the P3 Lights system can be expanded by adding up to 6 additional red Photon Booster LED modules. The TS model can be expanded to support eight LED modules per side. These additional LED modules can be mounted on your bike's side cases using our Side Case Kit.

We have designed P3 Lights so that it supplements the existing tail light rather than replacing it as other designs do. This provides three valuable benefits:

  • it increases the overall lit area visible to traffic behind you
  • it eliminates bulb-out errors caused by a change in operating current
  • it provides an important redundancy feature should either of the lighting systems fail

Click one of the buttons below for more information on these features.

A video demonstrating the features of the P3 Lights system may be viewed here:

P3 Lights, Photon Booster and Photon Blaster are trademarks of Skene Design.

Designed and manufactured in the USA
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