White chase effect short LED strip

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  1. WillA

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    Hi there I am completely new to LED strip lighting. As part of a university project I am looking for single colour (bright white) LED strip lighting that forms a chase effect with two short strips placed on the front fairing of a motorcycle (Portable and weatherproof) The aim of this is to give an impression of a faster moving motorcycle to try and reduce collisions. Does anyone know of anywhere I can find short strips (20cm) that can be run from a 12V battery. What sort of controller will be needed and will it need complex programming or a simple all in one box solution. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. tcmtech

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    I have doubts that having what would be seen as flashing white lights on a motorcycle would pass transportation and vehicle regulations in any country.

    If you are not a legal emergency or public maintenance or service vehicle the rules on having blinking lights are pretty tough. Technically driving with your turn signal on when not intending to make a turn is illegal in most places.

    As for making motorcycles more visible bright and reflective paint schemes and riders clothing is the best attention getter.
     
  3. Georacer

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    Even thought it is intended for educational and scientific purposes, this thread is a violation of the AAC forum rules, Chapter 6, on automotive modifications, as seen here:
    http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/l_tos.html
    Therefore, this thread will be closed.

    Please understand the reasons behind this action and bear no grudge.
    Feel free to tread on the rest of the forums.

    You may find answers to your questions in one of the links provided here: http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=54400
     
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