yeah, it sucks, but almost every retailer cracks heads on some things.JD said:Reviving this old thread....
NewSpeed3's LED flasher is HIGHWAY robbery/american capitalism (communism) at its worst.
For those that may not understand how it all works. Ours and most bike and car flashers now have a load sensing circuit inside the flasher itself. Because light bulbs use resistance in the filament to heat up the filament and create light. (much like electric stoves use highly resistant metals to heat up the burner rings on your stove). This is a relatively newish development in technology.
LED's have a miniscule electrical load, so when you use them with a modern flasher unit, it sees the dramatically lower electrical load and flashes the turn signals twice as fast to indicate that there may be a bulb burned out to the operator.
What Newspeed3 has done is take an OLD, non load sensing flasher and marked it up to 3 times it's regular retail and market it as a specific to LEDs. These old style flasher units are easier and simpler to make and are CHEAP if you can find them in an auto parts store. I'll look around and see if I can find an online source.
This kind of BS from bike and automotive aftermarket companies pisses me off! :finger:
15 pounds? Isn't that about 40 USD? Another rip off, especially the claims about being specially designed for the load, any OLD flasher can do that.hac said: