NEW! The new P3 Lights system now features:
- Brighter LEDs - 75% more light! MAKE them see you.
- Turn signal option - helps ensure following traffic knows your intentions
- Expandable - now you can add extra LED modules
- Universal lamp drive capability - convert your existing turn signals into bright marker lights
The P3 Lights rear visibility lighting system includes an IQ-160-TS intelligent control module, two red Photon Booster LED modules, and all necessary mounting brackets and electrical connectors. It add two rows of very bright, computer-controlled LEDs on each side of your motorcycle's rear license plate, supplementing the existing tail & brake light. On the new TS model, the LED modules also mimic the vehicle's turn signals, including 4-way flashers.
A unique and extremely effective feature of the P3 Lights is their exclusive conspicuity flicker. The LEDs have been designed to flicker at a specific flicker rate that maximizes your motorcycle's visibility, 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 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 to see that you are braking sooner that he otherwise would, resulting in up to a 17 foot (5.2m) shorter stopping distance at 60 mph (96km/h).
Another feature of P3 Lights is that when the brakes are applied P3 Lights rapidly flash. This rapid flashing signal has been shown by independent research to reduce the response 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 brake lights.
P3 Lights design retains 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
Now with Turn Signal Option
The new P3-TS model adds a second channel, so the left and right LED modules can be controlled independently. Simply connect the extra two input wires on the controller to your existing turn signal wires using the included T-taps, and the P3's super bright LED modules mimic your turn signals and 4-way flashers.
The TS controller can also power the vehicle's existing turn signals, turning them into bright tail lights/brake lights, and if they are LED turn signals, they will also inherit the conspicuity flicker of the P3's LED modules.
In addition to powering the included red Photon Boosters, the P3 Lights system can be expanded by connecting up to eight (8) total red Photon Booster LED modules.
In addition to the above three main functions, the enhanced P3+ model adds a visual voltmeter function.
Why a voltmeter? A voltmeter is indispensable for monitoring the health of your battery and charging system.
By noting the battery voltage when you turn on the ignition, you can easily determine when the battery needs to be charged, or if it is not keeping a charge.
If the battery fails to keep a charge and begins dropping quickly after a charge, this indicates that you need a new battery.
It displays the battery voltage in a convenient and ingenious way: by flashing the battery voltage with the brake lights when you first turn on the ignition. For example, if the voltage is 12.4 volts, the lights will flash once, pause, then twice, pause, then 4 times.
Once the battery voltage has been displayed, there is a brief pause, then the P3+ Lights revert to normal tail light operation. If the brake is activated at any time during the above sequence, the P3+ Lights will immediately revert to normal brake light operation.
P3 Lights Specifications
Operating voltage: 9 - 16 VDC
Intensity regulation: LED intensity is controlled by an internal current regulator to maintain brightness even under low voltage conditions.
Angle of half intensity: 15°
Wavelength: 612 nm
Voltmeter accuracy (P3+): ±0.1 V
Control module dimensions: Length: 2.36" Width: 1.58" Height: 0.59"
Control module weight: 1 oz.
LED module dimensions: 3" x 0.625" x 0.35"
LED module weight: 3/8 oz.
Fully compatible with BMW CAN-bus
Fully compatible with BMW 2-phase brake light firmware that illuminates a single-filament brake light as a tail light, as used on the R1200RT and other models.
P3 Lights can quickly and easily be programmed to any of several modes simply by using the brake lever. There is no need to cut wires or fiddle with tiny switches.
When the ignition is switched on, a programming window is enabled for 5 seconds. Activate the brake a given number of times within this time period, and your P3 Lights are reprogrammed! The end of the programming window is indicated by a brief flash of the lights. Do not activate the brake again until you see this flash. The brake flash sequence and tail light modulation modes are programmed independently, and remain in the selected mode when the ignition is switched off.
To program P3 Lights, turn on the ignition. Within 5 seconds, activate the brake the following number of times, then wait for the brief flash to signal the end of the programming window:
| BRAKE LIGHT PROGRAMMING
TAIL LIGHT MODES
* Depending upon local regulations, the user may want to disable tail light and brake light modulation.
Installation of P3 Lights is straightforward, and typically takes 30 - 45 minutes. They can be installed on any make of motorcycle.
Tools required include a 7 mm or adjustable wrench, a Phillips screwdriver and any tools needed to gain access to the tail and brake light wires. These wires are usually accessed by removing the seat or the tail light housing.
The two LED modules included with the system are usually mounted on either side of the motorcycle's license plate, although they can be mounted anywhere at the rear of the motorcycle. Aluminum brackets, stainless steel screws and stainless steel self-locking nuts are provided for this purpose.
Up to 16 (8 per side) Photon Booster mobules may be connected to the P3 Lights-TS (turn signal) model.
The wires from the LED modules are then run up and under the seat of the motorcycle. As shown in the sketch below, the P3 Lights control module is attached to these wires using the included Posi-Twist connectors. A connection is then made to the tail and brake light wires, as well as the ground wire, using the T-tap connectors supplied.
For the P3 Lights-TS model with turn signal capability, you connect the green and yellow wires from the controller to the wires going to your vehicle's left and right turn signals, respectively. The LED modules then flash in concert with your turn signals, including your 4-way flashers.
Note: On motorcycles that have an LED tail light with only two wires going to it, connect the black P3 control module wire to the ground wire on the tail light, the white P3 control module wire to the non-ground wire going to the tail light, and the red P3 control module wire to the license plate light wire or to another switched source of 12 volts.
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