NEW! Redesigned and Enhanced LED modules
The new LED modules offer a clean modern look, rugged housing, wider beam angle, and new LED technology.
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All P3 systems now include the new LEDs.
P3 Lights, mounted on the license plate bracket, increase your rearward visibility.
P3 Lights Features & Benefits
Skene Design has released a redesigned control module for all versions of their products. Rather than controlling the negative lead of the attached lights, the new version controls the positive lead. The controllers have the same functions as before, but the new design simplifies the installation procedure and expands the market for their products and the vehicles they can be used on.
The new P3 Lights system and the IQ-260 (previously IQ-160) controller can now directly control the stock tail and brake light on a motorcycle, converting it into a tail light with their patented conspicuity flicker and flashing brake light. This opens up the market for these products, the IQ-260 in particular, for the application where a customer only wants to add a flashing brake light function to his/her existing tail light.
In addition, the power handling capability of the new controller has been increased. While the previous controller for P3 Lights, and the Photon Blaster could provide 2.5 amps per side, the new controller can provide 6 amps per side. For the IQ-275 intelligent lamp dimmer the current rating has increased even more, from 6 amps to 12 amps per channel. When wired in parallel the new IQ-275 can source a full 24 amps, considerably higher than any current lamp dimmer available.
- IQ-260 control module (IQ-260-TS for the P3 Lights-TS version)
- 2 red LED modules (Photon Boosters) with mounting brackets and screws
- all necessary connectors
- installation and operating manual
- 2 programming cards
A photo of what's included in the kit is shown below. The P3-TS module with turn signal option has two additional wires as well as more PositapTM and PositwistTM connectors.
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NEW! The new P3 Lights system now features:
Brighter LEDs - 75% more light!
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 adds two rows of very bright, computer-controlled LEDs on each side of your motorcycle's rear license plate, supplementing the existing tail & brake light. The system includes an IQ-160 intelligent control module, two red Photon Booster LED modules, and all necessary mounting brackets and electrical connectors. On the new TS model, the LED modules also mimic the vehicle's turn signals, including 4-way flashers. P3 Lights can be installed on any motorcycle, or ATV, car, truck, etc.... for that matter!
You may know someone that has been rear-ended or you have yourself! The P3 lights may just save your life! Get noticed! Usually the stock brake light is NOT enough to alert that car driver behind you that you are stopping, especially when they are busy texting, putting on their make-up, eating their lunch as they drive. GIVE YOURSELF A FIGHTING CHANCE!
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 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 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 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
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 enable, simply by using the brake lever, and provides a very effective warning to traffic around you.
In addition to powering the 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.An emergency flasher mode is also included in the system, and an optional voltmeter is available to check you vehicle's battery condition.
A unique feature of P3 Lights tail light mode is the conspicuity flicker. With conspicuity flicker enabled, which is the default mode of operation, the intensity of the dual, 12-LED modules rapidly alternates between a low and a high brightness level.
The rate of this modulation has been carefully chosen to maximize your motorcycle's visibility, without being distracting. Utilizing a high-speed microprocessor and fast-acting, high-intensity LEDs, P3 Lights' conspicuity flicker exploits the difference in persistence of vision between the eye's central field of view and its peripheral view.
When seen out of the corner of your eye, the lights have a noticeable flicker, significantly enhancing your motorcycle's conspicuity, yet when viewed directly, P3 Lights appear not to flicker, and so are not distracting. This feature maximizes your motorcycle's visibility to inattentive drivers and others on the road who are not looking directly at your motorcycle.
Another useful safety feature unique to P3 Lights is the ability to program the tail light brightness. This can be set to normal or high, depending on weather conditions. In heavy rain or fog, the high brightness tail light mode makes your motorcycle more likely to be seen at a distance.
While P3 Lights are bright in tail light mode, the brake lights are intensely bright, while still keeping within federal brightness regulations. These are completely legal in Canada and the USA.
P3 Lights can easily be programmed to operate in any of three different modes when the brake is applied:
Turn on normally, with a steady, high-brightness light
Alternate 4 times between high and low brightness, then revert to a steady, high-brightness mode
Alternate rapidly 4 times between high and low brightness, then more slowly 4 times, then revert to a steady, high-brightness mode
This last is the default setting. Alternating the brake light rapidly between high and low brightness makes your motorcycle more noticeable from behind. Many motorcycle safety handbooks recommend that you pump the brake when you are slowing down in order make your motorcycle more visible. P3 Lights do this in a much safer manner, allowing you to keep a constant, controlled pressure on the brake lever while still providing you with the extra safety of a modulated brake light.
A modulated brake light has been found to reduce the reaction time of following drivers by as much as 0.2 seconds. Add to this another 0.2 seconds due to the instant-on of LED lights, plus the increased following distance reported by many P3 Lights customers, and you can see why P3 Lights have become so popular among safety conscious motorcyclists.
Why an emergency flasher?
Because motorcycles are notoriously hard to see....
Should you need to pull over in a high traffic area or you're in a situation where traffic behind you needs to be warned of an emergency ahead, you can quickly switch your P3 Lights to an extremely bright, high-visibility, emergency mode. In this mode they can display one of 3 different emergency lighting sequences:
Continuous flash: flash twice per second, similar to 4-way flashers
Rapid continuous flash: flash 5 times per second
Quad flash: flash rapidly 4 times, pause, then repeat
Emergency mode is saved when the ignition is turned off. This allows you to switch your motorcycle to parking light mode and remove the key, without disabling the emergency flasher.
Emergency mode is canceled as soon as the brake is activated. P3 Lights then revert to normal operation until the emergency mode is programmed once again.
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 8 Photon Booster modules may be connected to the P3 Lights system, and up to 16 (8 per side) may be connected to the P3 Lights-TS model.
The wires from the LED modules are then run up and under the seat of the motorcycle. As shown in Figure 1 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.
P3 with IQ-260:
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.
Wiring color tables for a few selected motorcycles
On the BMW R1200ST, the P3 controller may be pushed in from the rear beside the tail light reflector.
On the BMW R1150GS, the P3 controller fits neatly into the rear-most space under the seat.
Note: Extension wire is NO LONGER PROVIDED for BMW R1200RT, K1200GT, K1300GT.
On the BMW R1200RT, R1200GS and K1200/1300/GT the red wire on the P3 Lights controller may be connected to the green/blue switched power wire in the diagnostic connector.
Please reference the wiring diagrams
Please Note: When installing Skene lights/controllers, take note of other accessories that could affect the Skene lights if tapped into the switched circuit together, possibly causing electrical noise back into the power lead. We have had customers that tapped units like Gi Pro gear indicators (for example) into the power switched lines that have caused erratic light response. Clean, dedicated installations ( we suggest the FZ1 Fuseblock ) for error free operation.
P3 Lights Specifications
Current draw: tail light 100 mA, brake light 390 mA instantaneous, 150 mA continuous
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: 4°
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 CAN-bus bikes
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.
This is my second set. The latest version is even better. Highly recommend the latest version. Great light intensity. Delivery was very quick as well.
I have just installed the Skene P3-TS Lights and as the older ones, they are awesome. Just as bright and setting them up is easily done by using the brake handle. This is the 2nd set I've had and would never choose any other brand! This is a must have for bikers safety. Drivers stay off your butt and notice you fast! I have found these lights warn rear drivers of your presents and they stay back. If you want to be seen, and avoid tailgaters, These lights will open there eyes making them apply their brakes much sooner! Highly recommend these lights for any one that rides, you WILL be seen!!!
This is my second set. First set continues to work. I didn't like the cheap flimsy wires on them so I used some heatshrink and rtv to protect them.
The new version is super robust and a solid design. Well worth the money. I wish I could dim the running lights a bit more. They are quite bright.
This is my second set of P3 lights. The first set was purchased over 10 years ago for my last bike and still worked great when I sold it and I loved the visibility it gave me so much that I had to get a new set for my new bike. They are still very well made and easy to install and the lights are very bright compared to the cheap noname Chinese products sold on Amazon that me nephew bought. I highly recommend these if you want to be seen from behind!
Very bright LEDs! Recommended!
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