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I agree with you about laser jamming however it isn't legal in IL so not a option in my case. Not sure how often officers look and if the "it is for parking assist" excuse even works.
Not legal where I am but I don't care. As far as I am concerned getting done for 3mp/h over the limit is not about safety - its about revenue and I don't have any respect for that. But that's all personal opinion/politics.

They aren't legal where I am but I use them anyway - I don't care. You do have the option of running them in detection only mode which is legal where I am (it's only the jamming that is illegal). I have them installed in a way they are not visible and yet work 100%. You have to be creative.

At the end of the day I am counter measuring and using technology to fight technology. Up to you what you do and what you believe is "right".
 

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Not legal where I am but I don't care. As far as I am concerned getting done for 3mp/h over the limit is not about safety - its about revenue and I don't have any respect for that. But that's all personal opinion/politics.

They aren't legal where I am but I use them anyway - I don't care. You do have the option of running them in detection only mode which is legal where I am (it's only the jamming that is illegal). I have them installed in a way they are not visible and yet work 100%. You have to be creative.

At the end of the day I am counter measuring and using technology to fight technology. Up to you what you do and what you believe is "right".
I'm not sitting on a high horse here by any means. I agree with you 100%. Most tickets here are written because people are going "too fast" on streets that they have the speed limit set to low on.
 

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Not legal where I am but I don't care. As far as I am concerned getting done for 3mp/h over the limit is not about safety - its about revenue and I don't have any respect for that. But that's all personal opinion/politics.

They aren't legal where I am but I use them anyway - I don't care. You do have the option of running them in detection only mode which is legal where I am (it's only the jamming that is illegal). I have them installed in a way they are not visible and yet work 100%. You have to be creative.

At the end of the day I am counter measuring and using technology to fight technology. Up to you what you do and what you believe is "right".
For the cost and DETECTION ONLY ... BOTH the TMG less cost and ALP better performing on DETs can be RUN in DETECTION ONLY !!
Thats your best bet. Without going into advanced tactics the LEO's can hit anywhere on your car where even the V1 wont see it !!

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in my opinion the v1 is the best lidar detector out there. i think thereis 10 laser diodes if i remember right @Jag42
Actually, Valentine uses only a single laser sensor forward facing and one rear facing. Here it is:
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Its more than just a sensor, its a optical convex reflector for increased field of vision. However, the very first version hardware 1.6 had a line of multiple LED sensors across the front of it when V1 first introduced laser detection.
 

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Actually, Valentine uses only a single laser sensor forward facing and one rear facing. Here it is:
View attachment 96584
Its more than just a sensor, its a optical convex reflector for increased field of vision. However, the very first version hardware 1.6 had a line of multiple LED sensors across the front of it when V1 first introduced laser detection.
Looklat all the terminals wired to that CONVEX unit
That HAS to be more than one led (2 terminals)
That is multiple LEDs w/in that ONE CONVEX Led unit from what i see in your pic.

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If jammers are truly not an option for you, Waze will be a better resource than a detector in terms of LIDAR. I live in the laser hell of Connecticut with a college budget (read: no room for jammers), and Waze has been a blessing. Yeah, it isn't perfect. But it gives you some sort of advanced warning as LIDAR is stationary only.
 

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Actually, Valentine uses only a single laser sensor forward facing and one rear facing. Here it is:
View attachment 96584
Its more than just a sensor, its a optical convex reflector for increased field of vision. However, the very first version hardware 1.6 had a line of multiple LED sensors across the front of it when V1 first introduced laser detection.
Very cool info.
 

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If jammers are truly not an option for you, Waze will be a better resource than a detector in terms of LIDAR. I live in the laser hell of Connecticut with a college budget (read: no room for jammers), and Waze has been a blessing. Yeah, it isn't perfect. But it gives you some sort of advanced warning as LIDAR is stationary only.
I was thinking about Waze as well for Laser. Police have to be stationary to use Laser so Waze should get them in my area. Lots of traffic and Waze users here which is good.
 

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Looklat all the terminals wired to that CONVEX unit
That HAS to be more than one led (2 terminals)
That is multiple LEDs w/in that ONE CONVEX Led unit from what i see in your pic.

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Your probably correct. It looks like 5 or 6 pins. Although who knows what else Mike may have included on that board. Perhaps its 3 LED’s. For some reason I thought V1 also had a patent on that convex wide angle lense design. I cant remember.
 

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Im SURE HE DOES !!
Mike Loves Patents !!
Made his living on them !!

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Im SURE HE DOES !!
Mike Loves Patents !!
Made his living on them !!

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Made a great product as well. I have been using my V1 for years and just now looking to upgrade/ replace it... Something to be said about the interface on the V1, Boggy counter, arrows and good range.