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Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Thu May 09, 2013 10:12 pm



http://www.lunasee.com/motorcycle-video/





Look at this video....makes a lot of sense regarding being able to be seen from the side.....what do you think???



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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby SteveB123 » Fri May 10, 2013 6:00 am

?
I think the lights are cool.

I also think this section is for reviews.
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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Fri May 10, 2013 9:22 am

yes, and I guess in a round about way I am asking to see what people think (a review).

I like the idea of the reflective and since this group is so hopped up on the use of LED (me included), thought this could be a good addition.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 10, 2013 7:52 pm

Gary started carrying these at Cyclemax a little while back: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/lunasee ... 037/172607

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Fri May 10, 2013 10:10 pm

I am wondering why I did not see it on his site, since I am on it checking all the time for stuff. I even wear one of his tshirts ;)

Do you know anyone that has this installed? just curious, this may be a 2013 winter project for next year (along with a couple of other things, of course).

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sat May 11, 2013 9:11 pm

I haven't heard of someone with them yet. I'd like to see some that glow amber, not green!

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WA9FWT » Sun May 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Seeing a sold light does not attract my eye's towards it at all, Well some what.... I would rather see it broke up in segments. Like on and off type if you know what I mean. Like when we are behind a person on a bicycle and you see those peddle reflectors look like they are flashing as my head lights reflect off them. Like our modulator head lights attract our eye's towards it. Did I get my opinion point across ?

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Sun May 12, 2013 7:22 pm

Gives me a thought....reflective tape on the rims? Could work. I am just thinking something that would effectively work.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WA9FWT » Sun May 12, 2013 9:45 pm

Mag wrote:Gives me a thought....reflective tape on the rims? Could work. I am just thinking something that would effectively work.


Now that's a good idea, and a lot cheaper, and may be a lot more effective too. I have reflective tape on the back of my Helmet. At least they know where my head is. ;)

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:28 am

Some pictures...and some news.

First: Some pictures of Goldwings with the Lunasee product on them:

Goldwing with Lunasee product
Goldwing with Lunasee product
Goldwing with Lunasee product
Goldwing with Lunasee product


Second: A comparison of a bike with Lunasee, and one without:

Difference in bikes with and without Lunasee
Difference in bikes with and without Lunasee


Lastly, some news: I was talking to Gary at Cyclemax last week about this product. He told me that the product came about for bicycles originally, and was later adapted to motorcycles based on demand. I said: "I really like the idea of the product - but I wish it lit up amber instead of green" (amber being the correct color for side lighting).

His response: "it's coming."

He also mentioned that the optional "tape application tool" that is sold separately is really a necessity for proper installation of the reflective tape, and that he may be adding the tool to the main product and calling it a kit. So if you buy it, make sure you get the tool as well.

So apparently there will soon be an Amber Lunasee product. And when there is...I will buy it for my bike.

In the meantime, has anyone else put this on their bikes? What do you think of it?

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:39 am

WA9FWT wrote:
Mag wrote:Gives me a thought....reflective tape on the rims? Could work. I am just thinking something that would effectively work.


Now that's a good idea, and a lot cheaper, and may be a lot more effective too. I have reflective tape on the back of my Helmet. At least they know where my head is. ;)

WA9FWT Phil


Except reflective tape only glows directly back at the light shining on it - i.e. if someone has their headlights pointing at the side of your bike, they will see your wheels glow. I think this product is more more effective for night riding on highways, where catching the eye of a sleepy driver the next lane over can definitely increase your safety.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am

Hmmmm (I seem to be doing that a lot lately, "hmmmm"), I like the amber color for it being correct but the green since it will show up brighter I would think, and would look totally different. Ok, I will wait a little to see when amber comes out. I have not done anything yet, enjoying riding the bike right now more than putting more safety stuff on (and a garage sale that kicked my butt on clean up but I will be offering some things here that I found while digging around).

Thx for talking to him...it really makes sense, would like to see them up close just to see, but I may just be the first one to have them out here maybe. Even KC (wife) thought it would be a good idea.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby bluec10 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Cool! This is a good project for a rainy day.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby txwingman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:32 am

Yep, these lights are kool alright but my wheels get too dirty in between cleanings. Besides, my night vision ain't what it used to be so I make it a point not to ride at night any more. 8-)
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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Snowing » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:09 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:
Mag wrote:Gives me a thought....reflective tape on the rims? Could work. I am just thinking something that would effectively work.


Now that's a good idea, and a lot cheaper, and may be a lot more effective too. I have reflective tape on the back of my Helmet. At least they know where my head is. ;)

WA9FWT Phil


Except reflective tape only glows directly back at the light shining on it - i.e. if someone has their headlights pointing at the side of your bike, they will see your wheels glow. I think this product is more more effective for night riding on highways, where catching the eye of a sleepy driver the next lane over can definitely increase your safety.



Hi all,
I tried this out and I have been told it shines fantastic!!!

Go to an automotive store and buy some reflective tape "Prisma" I found a roll in the autobody section for about $5 bucks. There are different colors, styles. I got a roll that is like a chrome/diamond shapes that are almost like a 3 D effect when looking into it. I cut some pieces up that were about the same width and length of the spokes. They seem to wipe off easy after a ride.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby Mag » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:17 pm

Will go looking....can you get a pic of the reflectiveness?? I will look on internet too.

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Re: Lunasee Reflective Wheel lights

Postby InTheWinda » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:25 pm

These are really nice BUT in Florida ( and I would think in many other states )= a person is not allowed to have any green or blue lights on there bike PERIOD , the one exception , is if bike is parked . Just like ONLY amber on front , and ONLY red on rear . please comment if I'm not right ,,,,, TO say , I will wait till the amber ones come out .
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