Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Betelgeuse Brake Light flasher by Lakeside Electronics, LLC

It's been a couple months since I have posted anything and that's because I've been hard at work developing a product and starting a company called Lakeside Electronics, LLC.  The first product available thru Lakeside Electronics is a brake light flasher to add conspicuity to motorcycles primarily, but also cars, trucks, trailers or even custom vehicles.  Actually, Betelgeuse - A Programmable LED Brake Lamp is an LED brake light using 4 Cree X-Lamp LED's with an integrated flash pattern controller.

Check out the video below to see some of the different flash or strobe patterns Betelgeuse ( pronounced BeetleJuice or Betel Juice ) can display.  Betelgeuse can even modulate the LED light in a way to look like old school filament bulbs.  If you are interested in purchasing Betelgeuse you can head over to the product page at LakesideElectronics.net and hit "add to cart".




Betelgeuse is really cool because it requires no wiring modifications, you just twist the bulb in and you are done.  It is fully configurable by using only your brake lever for changing and storing the flash pattern.  It also has a recording feature where you can record your own flash or strobe pattern by recording your brakes.  The recording time is fixed at 10 seconds which is plenty of time to tap a brake light message in Morse Code.  Of course, Betelgeuse can also act as a traditional LED brake light with no flashing too.

If you are interested in the full details you can download the Betelgeuse owners manual from the downloads page to see how capable this modulating brake light really is.

Currently Betelgeuse  comes in type 1157 dual filament type bases.  Of course, dual filament bulbs fit is several bases in addition to the 1157.  There are a couple versions of Betelgeuse brake light strobes in the works, so if you are interested keep checking back to see what's new.  I'm really excited about Betelgeuse - A Programmable LED Brake Lamp and I hope you are too.
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