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Photon Blaster: Be Smart - Be seen

Finally, there's very effective, affordable and easy to install front visibility lighting system for your motorcycle.

The Photon Blaster is an extremely bright, highly conspicuous lighting system designed to mount on the front forks of your motorcycle. Its brightness and unique flicker dramatically increase your motorcycle's visibility to approaching traffic.

The Photon Blaster features:

  • extremely bright LEDs, available in high-viz yellow or intense white
  • conspicuity flicker - unique, patented feature maximizes your visibility to other drivers, especially when they are not paying attention
  • new ALERT! feature - flashes an extremely noticeable alert sequence to oncoming traffic when you tap your brakes twice
  • turn signal option - helps ensure oncoming traffic knows your intentions (with yellow version only)
  • expandable - you can add extra LED modules (Photon Boosters)
  • universal lamp drive capability - convert your motorcycle's existing turn signals into bright marker lights

Many motorists find motorcycles hard to see. Not only are they much smaller than cars but their single headlight often gets lost in the background. Drivers are subconsciously looking out for other cars, and even when they see a motorcycle, it often doesn't really register and gets ignored. It is also hard for many drivers to judge the closing speed and distance of a motorcycle as they see only a single, small point of light for reference.

The Photon Blaster is specifically designed to overcome these factors and to maximize the visibility of your motorcycle. The Photon Blaster adds two high-intensity yellow or white LED light bars on either side of your front wheel. The brilliant lights help your motorcycle stand out and the extra, distinct lights arranged in a triangular pattern with the headlight help oncoming drivers judge how far away you are and how fast you're approaching.

Conspicuity Flicker (Protected by US Patent No. 7,928,660)
A unique, patented and extremely effective feature of the Photon Blaster is that the LEDs flicker. The flicker rate has been chosen such that it maximizes your motorcycle's visibility, without being distracting. Utilizing a high-speed microprocessor and fast-acting, high-intensity LEDs, our conspicuity flicker takes advantage of the difference in the persistence of vision of the human eye's central field of view compared to its peripheral view. The result is that the Photon Blaster LEDs appear to flicker when viewed out of the corner of the eye, yet when viewed directly they appear to be on continuously. The net result is that the Photon Blaster gets the attention of drivers who are not paying attention, a huge safety advantage in today's driving environment. When an oncoming driver looks directly at your motorcycle, he does not notice the flicker, as it is only noticeable in his peripheral vision field.

ALERT! feature (NEW)
The new and unique ALERT! feature allows you to rapidly modulate the brightness of the LEDs when you really need to be noticed.
As a long time motorcyclist, I have often wished for a little extra visibility as I'm approaching a busy intersection, a car paused at a crossroad ahead on a rainy day, or a long line of commuters driving towards me on their way home at dusk. Our new ALERT! feature does just this.
When you need to maximize your visibility, just tap your brakes twice within one second, and the Photon Blaster's LED lamps instantly respond with a brief, but highly conspicuous flashing sequence, like 4-way flashers on overdrive. The sequence takes less than two seconds, but you've just greatly improved your likelihood of being seen.
Normal application of the brakes or a single tap will not trigger the ALERT! sequence, so it has no effect on your usual riding style.
Note: the horn, high beam, or a separate pushbutton may also be used to trigger the ALERT feature.

Turn Signal Option
The PB-TS model adds a second channel, allowing independent control of the left and right LED modules. Simply connect the extra two input wires on the controller to your bike's turn signal wires using the included T-taps, and the Photon Blaster's super bright amber LED modules now mimic your turn signals and 4-way flashers.
The TS controller can also power the vehicle's existing turn signals, turning them into bright marker lights, and if these are LED turn signals, they will also inherit the conspicuity flicker of the Photon Blaster's LED modules.
Note that the turn signal option is only available with yellow LEDs.

Low Power, High Brightness
Unlike high power halogen lamps, the highly efficient and incredibly bright Photon Blaster LEDs consume only 2.5 watts, less than 3% of what other auxiliary lights draw. The low current draw of the design requires no relay, and because the lights come on with the ignition, no power switch is needed.

Expandable
In addition to powering the included pair of Photon Booster LED modules, the Photon Blaster system can be expanded by adding additional Photon Boosters. The TS model can be expanded to support eight Photon Boosters per side.

The Photon Blaster system has been designed for quick and easy installation. Click on the Installation link on the left for more information.

A video demonstrating the features of the Photon Blaster may be viewed here:




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

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