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I know LI is dead at this point, but in the interest of keeping accurate information on the forum I'm calling bullshit on the broad "LI sucks in the sun" claims. We tested LIs for years in many different scenarios including attempts to blind it with the sun and we saw no issues. Unless there was a late firmware update to address VPS guns that made the LI more susceptible to sun problems, my money would be on a defective system or the gun operator getting a speed on a different car and confusing it with @corkguykev
Right before I removed the LI's from my car, I was on my way to Windsor CT in the wee morning hours when the sun was just coming up. It was enough to blind me if I faced it without a visor or sunglasses. Upon starting up the car, I was getting errors from my sensors. I forgot what the error was but it kept coming up. I turned off the LI's and turned them back on again, same error. Okay, concidence? So I left the LI's off until I turned into a gas station with an overhang and turned them on. No more errors. Just to be sure, cycled the power and still no error. Take this with a grain of salt though.
 

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Right before I removed the LI's from my car, I was on my way to Windsor CT in the wee morning hours when the sun was just coming up. It was enough to blind me if I faced it without a visor or sunglasses. Upon starting up the car, I was getting errors from my sensors. I forgot what the error was but it kept coming up. I turned off the LI's and turned them back on again, same error. Okay, concidence? So I left the LI's off until I turned into a gas station with an overhang and turned them on. No more errors. Just to be sure, cycled the power and still no error. Take this with a grain of salt though.
It definitely wouldn't surprise me if this could happen under very specific circumstances; however, with how many years LI was top dog, used by many, and tested extensively, if "this system was blind to the sun" we would've figured it out much sooner.
 

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LI is blind to the sun some what, but ALP and TMG are not.
 

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LI is blind to the sun some what, but ALP and TMG are not.
That's correct. I know a guy that knows a guy. He drives a HAYUBUSA . Apparently he simply vanishes into another dimension.
 

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I know LI is dead at this point, but in the interest of keeping accurate information on the forum I'm calling bullshit on the broad "LI sucks in the sun" claims. We tested LIs for years in many different scenarios including attempts to blind it with the sun and we saw no issues. Unless there was a late firmware update to address VPS guns that made the LI more susceptible to sun problems, my money would be on a defective system or the gun operator getting a speed on a different car and confusing it with @corkguykev
Let me be more clear. Lis were awesome even into sun and jamming no issues. after 2 years, the lens or whatever needed replacing or cpu bad? tried settings...no go. ( NO CUST. SERVICE AFTER 2014 EITHER)
if sun hit the laser int. they would false everytime so i would use only at night/cloudy day. If they werent falsing then they worked great....better....make more sense.
 

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I wouldnt touch LI ever again. Between the sun issues, lack of customer care(after 2014)
buying and wasting money on Li bluetooth they sold but never worked....let I digress.... And the sun....it should be called "use at night only" Anyways Past is past, much better jammers in my opinion with excellent customer service. TMG awesome!!
Completely depends on the user. If you have easy to jam guns in your area, a car that's easy to cover, a $250 laser jammer setup is going to have instant ROI vs a $1200 TMG or ALP setup the first time you get a ticket.
 

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Completely depends on the user. If you have easy to jam guns in your area, a car that's easy to cover, a $250 laser jammer setup is going to have instant ROI vs a $1200 TMG or ALP setup the first time you get a ticket.
I am still using LI in North Wast Ohio. Never had any Sun issues, and only question still unanswered is weather the LI will handle Tru Cams in use around Toledo. I did get hit on the rear by Tru Cam about six months ago but it was on a curve and I was going +25 all leaned over and the LI alerted but I could not see the motor officers location. So time will tell, saving for ALP system. Being used on BMW Sport Bike as info.
 

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