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Offline Darby Grey

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Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« on: February 06, 2015, 12:12:09 am »
“Brakeless Deceleration Indicator” Is that not the sexiest product name ever? Not! But it’s perfectly descriptive and an excellent conspicuity addition to the bike. And a bonus: it fits our Trophies so well you’d think it was designed just for us.

The basic idea is an accelerometer that flashes LED lights any time you slow down so it’s telling people you’re slowing and grabbing attention even when your brake lights haven’t been activated. I bought the license plate version and hooked it into the tail light circuit. Totally subjective, but I really think people are leaving more room behind me and not following so closely.

Over thirty years ago I was an early adopter of the headlight modulator. People would tell me that my headlight was flashing. “Thanks, but I paid a lot of money to teach it to do that so people would see me coming.” “Does it work?” “I think so, but it’s hard to count the accidents I didn’t have.” Same reply.

The standard disclaimer: I have no connection with the company. Am just a satisfied customer. www.vololights.com  Oh, yeah, the website offers free shipping anywhere in the world.
 
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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 12:44:20 am »
EXCELLENT!!!  I've long thought brake lights should work that way.... Thanks for the link!
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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2015, 04:32:45 am »
Good looking mod. Installation looks simple but I'm curious how long it took you to install.
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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2015, 05:51:32 am »
Probably took less than 45 minutes to install, but I had to figure it out. With what I can tell you, you can probably do it in less time.
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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2015, 07:05:45 am »
Thta's a nice looking piece of kit  :169:

Until "recently" the only flashing lights that were permitted
on a vehicle in the UK were the Indicators, however, this seems
to have changed recently as some cars are now equipped b teh manufacturer
with flashing rear brake lights that are activated under emergency braking conditions.

I have them on my Vauxhall !

I don't know what the legislation is, but will try and find out.

This seems like a very useful additional safety enhancement  :169:


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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2015, 05:29:09 pm »
From Road traffic laws 1989

Lamps to show a steady light

13.—(1) Save as provided in paragraph (2), no vehicle shall be fitted with a lamp which automatically emits a flashing light.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply in respect of–

(a)a direction indicator;
(b)a headlamp fitted to an emergency vehicle;
(c)a warning beacon or special warning lamp;
(d)a lamp or illuminated sign fitted to a vehicle used for police purposes;
(e)a green warning lamp used as an anti-lock brake indicator; or
(f)lamps forming part of a traffic sign.

So not sure how you get flashing brake lights?  Perhaps just a lose wire  :153: I suppose it could be classed as a warning beacon or special warning as it is used for emergency braking.  Possibly it is always a 'special warning lamp' when we are braking on a bike and there are cars behind  :084:

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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2015, 05:42:11 pm »
Sorry officer i was just cadence breaking so as to not lock the rear wheel, as you can see the light is solidly on whilst stationary
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Re: Brakeless Deceleration Indicator
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2015, 05:46:34 pm »
Am I right to believe this is NOT the Brake light flashing. But a separate flashing red light due to the Deceleration unit. The brake light would still show a solid red light under braking.

Good idea though. If it gets you noticed it is doing its job.

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