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Old 06-07-2014, 07:59 AM   #476
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Its an early release so I think it is the One X...it only came in silver when I bought it...
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #477
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Nightowl is a great system and the customer service provided is outstanding - far greater than you will find with most companies.
I highly recommend Nightowl - there is no comparison.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #478
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I love the system my only issue is it drains the battery if left on.
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:55 PM   #479
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As would most anything.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:13 PM   #480
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my friends ACC lights are on 24/7 and they havent killed his battery in 2 years. he has alot more than i do.
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Old 08-07-2014, 06:51 PM   #481
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I love the system my only issue is it drains the battery if left on.
I have noticed this issues as well, but dont think anything to do with Night Owl. If anything Night Owl recommend putting in a power kill switch to turn everything off. Atleast mine is setup that way.

I have owned my car for 5 years and have more LEDS than most. On three occasions had the batter die. Two prior to the Night Owl system and another recently. All assocaited with being out of town or not starting car for over 3 weeks. I learned to use a Battery tender now when not driving for long periods
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #482
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What is left on, lights, or, just modules? As stated, there should be a switch to kill them when not needed.
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Old 08-07-2014, 07:51 PM   #483
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I'm running 3 modules in the Camaro, 2 in the Mustang. The Mustang modules are wired hot...1 of the 3 in the Camaro...No issues with batteries going soft on either. I went on a business trip for a week and forgot to hook up the trickle charger....Camaro started right up when I returned. I've had the LEDs on Barricade turned on for 5 hours at a car show once....no issues.

I suspect your battery is getting ready to croak....or you have another significant drain in your system.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:50 PM   #484
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I have the kill switch and use it but i figured there wouldnt be much draw on this since its just the 2 leds and the wifi connected. since then i only use the lights when im at a show. My other issue just popped up Sunday my remote no longer works i have trying to get it to rediscover it but it says it cant see it.

One other thing when i left it on I would hit the stop all and it would kill the lights but an hour or 2 later the lights would pop back on. just kinda weird for me.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:07 PM   #485
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I have the kill switch and use it but i figured there wouldnt be much draw on this since its just the 2 leds and the wifi connected. since then i only use the lights when im at a show. My other issue just popped up Sunday my remote no longer works i have trying to get it to rediscover it but it says it cant see it.

One other thing when i left it on I would hit the stop all and it would kill the lights but an hour or 2 later the lights would pop back on. just kinda weird for me.
I agree that it might be an issue with the battery. There is a small draw when the lights aren't on, and a healthy battery should have no problem. The battery probably would drain just as much sitting unhooked.

As for the remote, you may need to change the battery. Be sure to put it back in the way it came. You should never need to rediscover the remote. Once it is paired, it is paired. You can also try resetting the master (unplug it and plug it back in). You can test the battery with a volt meter. Should read > 2.9V. If you are still having issues, contact me directly.

When you say that you "come back 2 hours later and the lights would pop back on", do you mean it comes back to default, or what exactly happens? Which lights?
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:18 PM   #486
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Sent you a PM to get it out of this thread sorry about that.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:18 PM   #487
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I love the system my only issue is it drains the battery if left on.
Technostalgia led tail lights installed?
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:36 PM   #488
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Technostalgia led tail lights installed?
I see in his build thread that he does have these. Are they known for battery drain?
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:44 PM   #489
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Yes, I have them and are known for battery drain. My battery would dead or near dead after a week of sitting.Installed well before Night Owls.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:52 PM   #490
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I have over 6 modules on my car, and sometimes I forget to plug in the battery tender. After a couple of weeks, the battery is fine. Repeatedly draining a battery will kill it, even though a battery tester could still show it as good. One weak cell is all it takes.

A multi-meter can be used to measure the current. It is a good test tool.

Also, if you have an aftermarket amp or stereo, make sure it isn't tapped into the center console outlets if you use our jumper to leave the center console on at all times. An amp will drain a battery.
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:57 PM   #491
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My car is driven daily thats why i didnt understand about the battery drain
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:37 PM   #492
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Are you leaving the HP module switch on all the time and using the app to shut off the lights?
and yes the technostalgias draw IIRC 50ma when they are off. I believe there was a work around hooking the power wire up to the Amp since it was switched.
You could just have a crap battery/weak cell, and something is draining it overnight.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:57 AM   #493
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Can I run the nightowl underglow to my existing colorshift v2 control box so when the halos are on so is the underglow and it will be the same color as the halos are set
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This should replace your current control boxes. Then you can use the nightowl kit to run all of your LEDs itself, giving you all of it's neat features.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:25 AM   #495
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This should replace your current control boxes. Then you can use the nightowl kit to run all of your LEDs itself, giving you all of it's neat features.
Yes, you can run our strip lights with any controller as long as you stay under the current handling capability of the controller.

When you are ready to jazz your current halos, replace your current controller with our SL Starter Kit and let the real fun begin!
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Currently running 2SL Modules, the HP module, full underglow, Headlight and fog halo's, Grill lighting, and a third SL going in this winter for wheel lights. When your ready for anything other than stock, Call Joe at NightOwl. Second to none customer support and system flexibility. AND yes, I'm a fan if you can't tell LOL.
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I have similar issues with battery drain on my system. I have TONS of lighting and use 4 SL boxes currently. My lights range from Upper and lower Halos, Demon eyes, Under glow, Grill lighting, engine lighting, side vent lighting, and the list goes on. I have after burners as well.

My battery drain has been occurring long before Night Owl system installed. From what I understand could be coming from the After Burners. Several have reported similar issues with after burners.

Mine is not a daily driver so battery tend when not.

At some point will do some re wiring in order to find the drain
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:42 AM   #498
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I have similar issues with battery drain on my system. I have TONS of lighting and use 4 SL boxes currently. My lights range from Upper and lower Halos, Demon eyes, Under glow, Grill lighting, engine lighting, side vent lighting, and the list goes on. I have after burners as well.

My battery drain has been occurring long before Night Owl system installed. From what I understand could be coming from the After Burners. Several have reported similar issues with after burners.

Mine is not a daily driver so battery tend when not.

At some point will do some re wiring in order to find the drain
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We need to teach you how to use an ammeter to measure current. You can do this with any multi-meter. While our controllers don't draw a lot of power when no lights are on, we always have recommended putting the modules behind a switch and turning them off when stored.

Our existing (V1) SL Modules draw about 47mA (0.047A) without any lights. Several of these can add up if left on. You can hook up the ammeter to the tail lights, and see what they draw.

To do this, your mutli-meter probes need to be inserted in the holes for measuring amps. Then the probes need to go in-line with the circuit. For example, +12V source --> multi-meter black probe --> multi-meter red probe --> +12V input to tail lights. Set your meter to Amps mode, and see what the tail lights are drawing.

Our new (V2) SL Modules in the works and the new miniSL draw about 10mA in standby mode.

Reserve capacity of a battery is more important for cars with LED lighting and other accessories designed to operate when the car is not running. You also want a deep-cycle battery so that it doesn't get ruined by running the battery low. Normally batteries with large reserve capacity are also deep-cycle batteries. But the normal car batteries are rarely deep-cycle batteries. It is best to find a good battery for this purpose.

It is always a good idea to put a battery tender on the car if it is being parked for more than a few days.
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Old 12-20-2014, 10:28 AM   #499
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i have 2 issues i want to get fixed,,1) how do i change the default colors? when in default on mode? my driver halos are always light blue..and my drls are light real light bluish..? cant seem to change them, i tried to re-set ,unplug, remove fuses temp.? 2nd) i cant seem to get WHITE..its always a semi.purple color? thanks for an help.
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:27 AM   #500
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i have 2 issues i want to get fixed,,1) how do i change the default colors? when in default on mode? my driver halos are always light blue..and my drls are light real light bluish..? cant seem to change them, i tried to re-set ,unplug, remove fuses temp.? 2nd) i cant seem to get WHITE..its always a semi.purple color? thanks for an help.
Color correction is just one of the unique features of the NightOwl system. It is covered briefly in the "Getting Started with the NightOwl App" video on this page: http://nightowlleds.com/how-to_videos/ It is covered at the very end.

I realize that we haven't done a good enough job on educating people on some of the features. We'll be doing a video in the next week on just this one feature.

Basically, white is made up of red, green, and blue. Every LED has a different brightness for each of these 3 colors, and they can change over time. If the color is purplish, then you will need to turn down red and blue, while leaving green 100%.

Once this is done for each device, all of your mixed colors: yellow, cyan, orange, etc. should match very closely.

Here are the steps...I usually use a reference light such as a driving light or some other white light that I want to match to. So turn on a reference light.

The steps to perform color correction are:
1. Set lights to default by using "Idle Default" in the app. Stop any programs running.
2. Go into the settings in the app, and under the modules you should see your halo kit module. This is where all of the settings for the module are...where you assign the default colors, the channel numbers, as well as the color correction.
3. For each device, set the default color to full white (100% red, green, blue).
4. For each device, alter the color correction by bringing down red and blue (if it is purplish). Be sure to turn the brightness back to 100% if you adjust all 3 colors.
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