HID Delayed On, for Motorbikes.
The purpose of this product is to delay a low beam HID from turning on, prior to engine start.
Normally the HID turns on as soon as the bike’s ignition turns on. However while cranking, the power to the headlight on some bikes turn off and/or the HID can flame out from the power drain. This results in your HID turning on, then off, then back on again. This isn’t good for the HID bulbs lifetime and results in brightness degradation.
HID bulbs need to be powered until they reach operating temperature (~30 to 45 seconds) before being switched off. If not, the metallised salts do not re-crystallise as effectively and wear results. Apart from reduced light output, eventually the ballast will be unable to initiate the arc to start the HID.
This HID delay module will delay the HID turning on for a minimum of 8 seconds. This delay timer will restart if the low beam normally turns off during cranking (bike model dependant). The module may delay turning on for up to 18 seconds. The delay extension is provided both for convenience, and also in case you have a flat battery and need to roll start. In which case, keeping the headlight off makes starting the engine a lot easier, without the current drain of the headlight.
The modules size is tiny!
It was specifically designed for motorbikes, where there is usually very limited space. This discrete solution can avoid having to mount a bulky solution elsewhere, and then having to deal with wiring to and from the headlight.
The module connects between the bikes headlight connector and the HID ballast power wires.
LED Status Indicator:
There is Red LED indicator on the unit. It flashes every second while the delay timer is running, then with normal operation stays on while the output is on.
It does however provide additional information for those interested in the finer details...
Please check local laws in your region for what is permitted before use. The rider should never turn off the headlight or use the kill switch while riding, as the headlight will have a delay before coming on. The purchaser must accept "full responsibility" for the use of the product.