Having a Radar Detector on a motorcycle is useless unless it alerts the rider effectively. Relying on the detector's built-in lights and beeps is not enough
so riders have tried many different approaches. Some have wired up helmet speakers tethering them to the bike. Others have installed screaming loudspeakers that annoy everyone within earshot. Others have installed expensive remote controlled lights mounted inside their helmets that depend on batteries and complex electronics. All of these methods can be inconvenient, unreliable and not very effective. Installing accessories in your helmet can even be dangerous. The Visual Alert
answers all of these concerns.
What is it: The Visual Alert consists of a small black box equipped with ultra-bright red LEDs that flash in concert with the detector's beeps. As the beeps increase in frequency so do the flashes until they become a steady glow as you approach the radar or laser source.
Here's how it works: The Visual Alert plugs directly into the detector's speaker outlet. There are no batteries or complex electronics to wear out or fail. The Visual Alert is powered by the detector's speaker output alone.
Applications: Currently the Visual Alert is being produced for the Valentine One® equipped with Valentine's audio adapter, the Escort Passport 8500® and the Beltronics Pro Series®. The Visual Alert will unfortunately not work with the Escort Solo®.
The Valentine One® model comes in two configurations. The standard unit has 5 LEDs and is more than bright enough. We can also custom build the Visual Alert UB (UltraBright) with 10 LEDs which is only recommended for special applications where it has to be mounted extremely far from the rider. Its 10 LEDs can be too bright in low light situations possibly resulting in a potential hazard.
Mounting: The LEDs have a wide viewing angle which allows the Visual Alert to be mounted conveniently and still be in your line of sight. We have ours sitting on top of our Valentine One® which is mounted to the top of the clutch master cylinder. The Visual Alert comes standard with the face at a 52° angle from the base which helps point it towards your eyes. We can supply the Visual Alert UB with any angle you specify at no extra charge. The Visual Alert can be mounted using hook and loop fastener or super glue for a more permanent fixture. Mounted directly on top of your detector it easily moves from bike to bike. Mount it on the bike itself and your detector moves easily between your bike and car.
Specs: The Visual Alert is machined from solid black polyethylene. The internals are encapsulated in epoxy which makes it extremely weather and shock resistant. It comes wired with a 24" heavy-duty cord and plug as standard
Important Warning: Due to the brightness of the Visual Alert it is essential that the detector be turned off or the Visual Alert be disconnected in low-light conditions. Failure to do so could result in temporary reduced vision possibly resulting in an accident. It is the owner's responsibility to use the Visual Alert in a safe manner.