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Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about The Light Knight traffic light changer
Q: Does The Light Knight turn lights green as I approach?
A: No, that wouldn't be legal. Only authorized emergency vehicles can use devices to change red lights to green as they approach.
Q: Just how does the The Light Knight work?
A: Buried sensors in the roadway work a lot like a metal detector, sensing a vehicle's presence by having their magnetic field interrupted. The Light Knight enhances the magnetic field disruption to these sensors, making it "see" your motorcycle as a much larger vehicle.
Q: Should I put one of these on my car, truck or SUV?
A: Nah, I wouldn't bother. It's designed for motorcycles, mopeds and even scooters. The entire reason to use a traffic light changer of any type is to enhance the lack of ferrous metal detectable by a buried sensor. There is more ferrous metal on a Geo Metro than there is on a Harley Davidson Electra Glide. Anyone who tells you your car truck or SUV will benefit from one of these is just trying to sell you a product you don't need. If a traffic light buried sensor can't detect your car truck or SUV, the sensor is WAY out of adjustment or just plain broken.
Q: Does The Light Knight add much weight to my motorcycle or change it's handling characteristics?
A: Not at all. The Light Knight weighs less than 2 ounces and is about the size of a domino.
Q: Is The Light Knight ugly? Will it detract from the looks of my motorcycle?
A: The Light Knight probably won't win any design awards, but it's not at all ugly. Besides, it's designed to mount to the underside of your motorcycle, out of normal view. It's a dark color, so it'll blend right in to the dark underbelly of your bike. It can be painted, if you'd like but we've never seen a need to do that.
Q: Does The Light Knight tap into my bikes electrical system?
A: No. The Light Knight not only does not tap into your motorcycle's electrical system, it's completely self-contained and doesn't even require a battery.
Q: What's the most unique application you've ever heard of for The Light Knight traffic light changer?
A: We once sold one to a man who planned to place it on his sons skateboard to open the gate at the entrance to the gated community where he lives.
Q: What comes with The Light Knight?
You mean besides the useful package it comes in that you can store little trinkets in? It comes with all the mounting hardware you'll need to securely attach it to your motorcycle. A self-adhesive, insulating material is already applied the back of The Light Knight. It comes with a strap that adds more security to the attachment and easy to follow instructions. The insulating strip serves to isolate it from your bike, so as not to rob any power needed to activate the sensors and, it's sticky so it'll grip onto your bike. All you need do is remove the backing from the adhesive insulator, stick it on your motorcycle, wrap it with the enclosed strap and cut off the excess strap material.
Q: Is The Light Knight legal?
A: Absolutely! In all 50 states. It does nothing to effect the normal operation of a traffic control device. All The Light Knight does is allow your motorcycle to be recognized by the buried sensors, allowing the traffic light to give you your turn when it's time.
The Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/12-601.1 reads, in part:
(e) This Section does not prohibit use by motorcycles of electronic or magnetic safety devices designed to allow traffic control signal systems to recognize or detect motorcycles.
Q: How is The Light Knight different from these MIRTs I see advertised? What is a MIRT, anyway?
A: A MIRT (Mobile InfraRed Transmitter) is designed and authorized for use only by emergency vehicles, such as police cars, fire trucks and ambulances. Use by anyone other than an authorized agency is a violation of the law. The Light Knight does not alter the normal operation of any traffic control device. The MIRT sends out a signal to a traffic light that either turns the light green for the approaching emergency vehicle or turns all the lights at the intersection red until the emergency vehicle passes. Once again, The Light Knight merely says to the buried sensor, "Hey! I'm here waiting" so you get your turn when it's time.
Q: Is The Light Knight guaranteed to work on ALL traffic lights?
A: We wish we could offer that kind of guarantee but, we can't. Not all traffic lights work on the buried loop technology and, of the ones that do, some are out of calibration. We believe what you'll find is, The Light Knight WILL work on about 80 to 90% of the buried sensor traffic lights you encounter. What IS guaranteed is your satisfaction. If The Light Knight doesn't work for you, just the way we say, mail it back to us and we'll happily refund your money. We're so confident you'll be happy, though, we don't expect to get many back.
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The Light Knight is guaranteed to perform just as we say. If you install it on your motorcycle and discover it doesn't work on at least 80% of the buried sensor traffic lights you encounter, we don't want you to keep it. Send it back to us, along with the original packaging and a copy of the invoice, and we will gladly refund your full purchase price².
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²Less $3 shipping & handling.