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Old 11-28-2009, 08:41 PM
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Default My new P3 LED Lights are excellent!

I did a fair amount of research on the subject and finally decided on the P3's from Skene Designs. I checked out the Hyperlights but found the P3's to be significantly brighter but more pricey at $150.00. Well worth it to me. P3's have longer light bars with a few more led bulbs, hence brighter.

They function as brake lights as well as tail lights and also have a few different hazard light options. For a few extra bucks you can get the "voltmeter" option which allows you to check battery voltage before engine start up through a series of light flashes indicating pre-start up voltage.

The brake lights have several flash mode options that light before going to solid lights. I like the four slow flashes before going solid. I checked the brake light brightness at night and they were so bright I could barely make out my license plate number! Love that. A real attention getter I'd think. The tail light has two modes: solid or slightly modulated continuously, I like the modulated because it gets noticed more IMO.

I did have a problem with the little black box that controls the lights, it wouldn't turn the lights on. So I emailed Skene Designs and he sent me out a new upgraded light set with the "voltage meter" option at no charge with a prepaid shipping label to return the old box, for my inconvenience. Again, quick shipping in two days. Very good service!

I have had them installed for three weeks and love them. The attached picture shows my wee in tail light mode. If you want to see a video of them in action here's someone's youtube link that shows all the functions:

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Old 11-28-2009, 11:00 PM
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Wow, great demo of a great product.
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I appreciate your write up...and they look like a great product, but I don't see spending almost half again as much for them as the Hyperlights I installed...that actually have MORE LED's...and I'm sure are as bright, and that also function as running, brake lights...and are programmable as per how they flash.

The kit that I installed is the Hyperlight U32 Kit, and I purchased their License Plate Mounting Bracket to Mount them.

Install was a piece of cake too...all PosiLock connectors and great instructions provided.

If we ever get a chance to meet...we'll have to do a side by side night time comparison!!!

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Old 11-29-2009, 02:19 PM
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I appreciate your write up...and they look like a great product, but I don't see spending almost half again as much for them as the Hyperlights I installed...that actually have MORE LED's...and I'm sure are as bright, and that also function as running, brake lights...and are programmable as per how they flash.

The kit that I installed is the Hyperlight U32 Kit, and I purchased their License Plate Mounting Bracket to Mount them.

Install was a piece of cake too...all PosiLock connectors and great instructions provided.

If we ever get a chance to meet...we'll have to do a side by side night time comparison!!!

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Badtraindriver,

I stand corrected on the number of LED's. P3's have 12 per side ,Hyperlights U32 have 16 per side.
I guess what I should have noted was that the length of the light bars on the P3's is longer by one inch, for a total of 3 inch length per bar versus 2 inch for the Hyperlights. Don't get me wrong, Hyperlights are priced cheaper for sure, but the longer light bar of the P3 appealed to me and the in depth youtube clip sealed the deal for me.

The P3's also hard mount with a metal bracket to the existing license plate bolt(no need for an extra license plate bracket). According to the Hyperlights website the U32 version gets mounted with tape from the back. Correct me if I'm wrong on that.
In an Arizona summer any tape will eventually become baked/dried up and fail.

If shopping by price alone, Hyperlights win. I happened to have the money at the time and made a different choice. Personal preference brother.
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+1 for P3 lights. Had a set on a bike a while back and they performed as advertised and are BRIGHT.
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I had Hyperlites on my RT and a friend had P-3's on his

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We did a side by side....

I have P-3's on my Strom .
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