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Old 03-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Crazy bike lighting idea.

I was thinking about using lasers in lighting a motorcycle.

To be specific, at night, when cagers have a hard time seeing you, I was thinking of mouting a green laser on the front of the bike. Green lasers are a lot more powerfull than red ones and are actually seen as a beam of green light up to 4 miles out. That would make a cager notice you, or the beam, in the lane thus making sure they look and see where you are going.

But since its green is it illegal to use? Is blue illegal?

For the rear I was thinking of having a red laser trace a circle or line a few feet behind the bike on the ground to help drivers see you and preventing you from being rear-ended?

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I was thinking about using lasers in lighting a motorcycle.

To be specific, at night, when cagers have a hard time seeing you, I was thinking of mouting a green laser on the front of the bike. Green lasers are a lot more powerfull than red ones and are actually seen as a beam of green light up to 4 miles out. That would make a cager notice you, or the beam, in the lane thus making sure they look and see where you are going.

But since its green is it illegal to use? Is blue illegal?

For the rear I was thinking of having a red laser trace a circle or line a few feet behind the bike on the ground to help drivers see you and preventing you from being rear-ended?

Discuss/
For the Rear get a strobe light i know somebody that has one looks freaking sweet
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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I was thinking about using lasers in lighting a motorcycle.

To be specific, at night, when cagers have a hard time seeing you, I was thinking of mouting a green laser on the front of the bike. Green lasers are a lot more powerfull than red ones and are actually seen as a beam of green light up to 4 miles out. That would make a cager notice you, or the beam, in the lane thus making sure they look and see where you are going.

But since its green is it illegal to use? Is blue illegal?

For the rear I was thinking of having a red laser trace a circle or line a few feet behind the bike on the ground to help drivers see you and preventing you from being rear-ended?

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It's a good idea till you blind someone
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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It's a good idea till you blind someone
The laser doesnt have to aim up or point high. It can run along the ground at a 2° poiting down.

If some Civic owner has his car so low that it scrapes and the laser gets in his eye, believe me trucks will blind the driver as well.

Ebay HID's in cars with no projectors are about the same.

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Doesn't sound like a good, or cost effective, idea to me. Maybe I'm missing something
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i would do a white one...

and also an infrared one with a diffuser to make the beam strong yet broad... specifically in the 904nm range
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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if you could spread the beam out to a wider pattern then im sure they would see you but a single laser beam pointing past them? come on now thats their cell phone hand which blocks the view of that mirror and lane anyway!
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what's the purpose of this? Just so people can see you? I think it'd be a distraction if anything and lame, but that's just my .02
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laser beam (like from a laser pointer) that shines directly into your eye will cause permanent blindness... maybe be not 100% but it will certainly permanently damage the light-sensing cells of your eye.

you could be criminally liable - i wouldnt recommend it.
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what's the purpose of this? Just so people can see you? I think it'd be a distraction if anything and lame, but that's just my .02
Well I wish all those F250 drivers saw me when the top of my Miata would only come up to their door handles. Would have saved me a few nerves and a few pairs of underwear.

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laser beam (like from a laser pointer) that shines directly into your eye will cause permanent blindness... maybe be not 100% but it will certainly permanently damage the light-sensing cells of your eye.

you could be criminally liable - i wouldnt recommend it.
Good point. The idea needs a lot of refinement.
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why dont you get a REALLY powerful spotlight and mount it some kinda crazyway onto your bike, that way when they start to get over, crack on baby jesus and if they dont see a million candle spotlight then they are just blind..
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why dont you get a REALLY powerful spotlight and mount it some kinda crazyway onto your bike, that way when they start to get over, crack on baby jesus and if they dont see a million candle spotlight then they are just blind..
Right but since Sharks with friggin laserbeams are cool...

Then NINJAS with laserbeams are even cooler.

Spotlight won't be as awesome as the above.
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the colors that are illegal are red, blue and white (symbolizing an emergency veicle or cop related) though they usually dont mess with bikers. I have some (like 4) green lasers I was going to put on my green 636, just haven't gotten around to it. They are cool though and would certainly help.
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I personally think it would be a distraction. If someone were to see that beam of light at night, they will most likely fixate on the beam instead of trying to figure out where it's coming from or what it's there
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i think this would draw to much attention, cops would be like wtf and ask you about it then your on the side of the road letting him check out ur bike and run it
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I still dont understand how a laser beam would be that noticeable. It's not spread out like halogens or LED's. Its more direct with little to no light in between the source and the stationary object its pointed at. Unless its a foggy night or a good amount of debris in the air. Are you trying to point this to the ground in front of you or at the eye level of cars?

If anything, you can get those LED's that mount on your helmet and point forward... not like that's gay either but its a little more noticeable.

I'm not downing your idea, I just dont think it's gonna be as effecient as you're hoping.
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def need to spread the beam for it to be seen and effective
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