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Old 09-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Tron lights for your wheels

http://www.lunasee.com/?page_id=510

Has anyone seen these?


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Old 09-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Kinda cool in its own way. It would help to be seen better at night so that would be a good thing.

I'm too old school to put 'em my bike but power to anyone that does.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #3
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Visually, not bad!

Now if they also last, then they're great. But wheels get hot, wet, dirty, so if these LED strips are not bulletproof, they won't last long.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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And in my state I guarantee that the up tight cops would consider this illegal.... they've been busting bikes with accent lights lately. But I still think they're cool!
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:07 PM   #5
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Visually, not bad!

Now if they also last, then they're great. But wheels get hot, wet, dirty, so if these LED strips are not bulletproof, they won't last long.
Not an LED strip. It is glow in the dark tape lit up by a hard mounted UV LED. Shouldn't be any less dependable than an LED turn signal etc.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 PM   #6
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Not an LED strip. It is glow in the dark tape lit up by a hard mounted UV LED. Shouldn't be any less dependable than an LED turn signal etc.
Doesn't that mean the strip has to be fairly clean to properly reflect the light? I never have time to clean my wheels - or I'm too lazy.

An LED strip would've sounded better, as it emits its own light, but it's likely not a reliable route. Since this is just a reflector, with anther gizmo responsible for projecting the light, it has lost the little appeal it had for me. Then again, I don't really ride at night.
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Doesn't that mean the strip has to be fairly clean to properly reflect the light? I never have time to clean my wheels - or I'm too lazy.

An LED strip would've sounded better, as it emits its own light, but it's likely not a reliable route. Since this is just a reflector, with anther gizmo responsible for projecting the light, it has lost the little appeal it had for me. Then again, I don't really ride at night.
It's not reflecting the light. There's a reason the LED is a UV LED.

The material is luminescent (glows in the dark). The UV LED is charging the luminescent material, and the strips are glowing.

If it were a simple reflection of the LED light, then only one part of the wheel would be lit (where the LED light is mounted), instead, you see on the Lunasee system, the entire wheel is lit up, because it is emanating the light that it absorbed and stored from the UV LED light. The whole wheel will only be charged after you've been rolling a little bit, the entire range of the wheel must pass by the UV LED to charge the strip.
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It's not reflecting the light. There's a reason the LED is a UV LED.

The material is luminescent (glows in the dark). The UV LED is charging the luminescent material, and the strips are glowing.

If it were a simple reflection of the LED light, then only one part of the wheel would be lit (where the LED light is mounted), instead, you see on the Lunasee system, the entire wheel is lit up, because it is emanating the light that it absorbed and stored from the UV LED light. The whole wheel will only be charged after you've been rolling a little bit, the entire range of the wheel must pass by the UV LED to charge the strip.
Thank you.... I would go into a chemistry rant, but long story short.. this will work. Sure, if you don't care about your bike and let it get dirty, it will not shine like chrome won't shine when dirty. I, however, like to keep things clean and ride just as much (if not more) than any of you. I am up to 14,952 miles this year on a 2012. The bike doesn't have a speck of dust on it.

Some take dirt as proof they ride. I show them my odometer....
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No, but they ought to be standard equipment on motorcycles. Really nice looking and useful product. Thanks for the link.
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Very cool. Looks like they're backordered 4-6 weeks.
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