New Product Annoucement: Programmable dimmer for auxiliary LED driving/fog lights

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by jskene, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. NomadS

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  2. jskene

    jskene Been here awhile

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  3. tallguy-09

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    Received controller with updated software in exchange for the first one, now also working great on the BMW (R1200GS)
    with delayed hi-beam on after ignition is being turned on (basically you have more time to enter programming mode...)
    The dimmer now has a wider adjustment range at the lower LED brightness levels.
    I'm not affiliated with the seller but that's really a nice product that intelligently fills a market niche. :clap
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  4. RocketMoto

    RocketMoto 2 Many Motersikles

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    Rocket Moto proudly sells and offers professional installation of all Skene Design safety lighting products, for over a year, now.

    Terrific, innovative products from great company.
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  5. jskene

    jskene Been here awhile

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    I have customers asking where to get the auxiliary switch shown to the right of your stock switches in your photo below.

    Do you have a recommended source for this?

    Thanks

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  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Hi Jerry:
    I got it from here in the US:
    http://www.cyclenutz.com/Mini-Handlebar-Headlight-Switch_p_210.html

    Didn't like the cross lines on the switch so I took a sharp knife an removed them... also you can re-route the cable so it exits on the bottom.

    The same switch I've seen in red in Germany at Detev Louis:
    http://www.louis.de/_4036fd065f41a26a8b3af72d9349e2c66e/index.php?topic=artnr&artnr=10032918
    [​IMG]

    I like your controller, works very well, thanks for a great product.


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  7. jskene

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    We have updated our popular IQ-170 Intelligent Lighting Controller with our unique ALERT feature. Simply double-tap your brakes to rapidly flash your auxiliary lights on & off for a second or so to ensure that you are noticed by oncoming traffic.

    We have carried this feature over from our Photon Blaster front visibility lights, where it has received an extremely positive response.

    Note that the flashing rate and sequence is very different from a normal high beam flash, so it will not be confused as such.

    The new model offers the same LED lamp programmability as the original IQ-170, allowing you to set the brightness of your auxiliary LEDs to any brightness and rapidly switch between three different pre-programmed values, with a high beam override. It is compatible with virtually all aftermarket LED lamps of up to 60 watts power consumption.


    More details plus a video of the ALERT feature may be found here.
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  8. jskene

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    Some of our customers have asked whether our IQ-170 LED dimmer will work with their particular brand of LED. While we haven't tested every LED brand, we have tested our controller with several of the more popular brands, and have seen no issues.

    Some LEDs can generate voltage spikes when they are turned off, and these spikes could potentially cause damage to the controller or the LED. Our controller's design includes circuitry that limits the voltage of these spikes, should they occur, minimizing the chance that they will cause any problems.

    Many of our controllers have been in use since they were introduced last year and we have yet to see an instance where there was an incompatibility.
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  9. greendy

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    Can the IQ-170 be wired in to the existing high beam switch. I have a 2003 BMW 1150GSA and don't really want another switch on the bar. I ideally id like to tap in to a daytime running lights (cdn bike) to power the LEDS's and then use the high beam switch to supply full power to the LED's. I am on the right track??

    Any help you can offer would be super helpful

    Thanks in advance for your info !!!
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  10. LukasM

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    Hello Jerry,

    I sent an email to the support address given on your website, please let me know if you received it.

    Best regards,
    Lukas
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  11. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    That would be easily done. Just wire the high beam through a relay. You then only send power to the relay when the high beam switch is activated. I have done this on my bike, currently a couple of months of use with this skene designs controller..... trouble free!!

    Here's their instal guide http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/images/IQ-170-manual-web.pdf
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  12. jskene

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    Yes, the IQ-170's override is controlled by the high beam wire, so the bike's existing high beam switch is all you need.

    You can provide power to the IQ-170 controller itself from your daytime running lights, but power to the auxiliary lights will likely require more current than this circuit can source.

    The easiest thing is to connect the hot lead from the aux lights, through a fuse, directly to the battery. The IQ-170 acts as a "smart relay" so no traditional relay is required.

    We've just introduced an enhanced version of this controller, the IQ-175.

    The IQ-175-A is similar to the IQ-170-A, with the following four differences:
    - it supports up to 6 amps per circuit, rather than the IQ-170's 5 amps. If you combine both circuits it will drive a 12 amp load.
    - it can control either driving or fog lights, while the IQ-170 only controls driving lights. The difference is that fog lamps go off when the high beam is switched on, while driving go to full brightness
    - different brightness settings can be selected by a momentary-contact push button switch or a toggle switch. This allows you to double-tap the turn signal cancel button on your BMW to flip back and forth between two brightness settings. Any other momentary button may also be used.
    - it's fully compatible with BMW's K1600GT high beam, which has unusual voltage fluctuations

    More information on this new model is available here.
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  13. greendy

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    Great info!! Thanks fellas
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  14. arrcrussell

    arrcrussell Gimme Dirt

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    My 2010 R1200GS has CANBUS - will connecting the high beam activation wire cause any problems/issues with the CANBUS?
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  15. RocketMoto

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    No worries with the high beam trigger on your GS. We have all of the IQ controllers in stock, by the way. :D
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  16. WeeBee

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    Can your controller be used with the Piaa LP530 LED lights?
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  17. jskene

    jskene Been here awhile

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    Our IQ-175 dimmer should certainly work with the PIAA LP530 LEDs.
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  18. Lord Dogmeat

    Lord Dogmeat Been here awhile

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    Ok, I might be sort of think between the ears, but would the IQ-175 work on a 2014 KTM 300 XC-W that I'm trying to add a hi/lo function to a Baja Designs Squadron LED headlight I purchased to replace the stock light?

    I don't have any axillary lights I am needing to power, I just want to add a manual dimmer switch to my handlebars and have it operate the light at maybe 15w on "lo" and then switch to full power on 'hi'.
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  19. jskene

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    Our IQ-175 will do exactly what you want. You can see how to wire up the hi/lo switch to the yellow wire on the dimmer here:

    http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/IQ_175_Wiring.html

    If your bike comes with a stock high beam switch, then you do not need to add a switch - just leave the yellow wire disconnected and connect the IQ-175's white wire to what used to be the high beam wire. The Baja Designs Squadron LED will then go to 100% brightness when you switch to high beam, and when you go back to low beam it will revert to the default 20% brightness setting. This setting may be programmed to anything from off to 100% in 10% steps.
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