How to install your new Lid Lights
•Any kitchen multipurpose or Glass cleaner •Paper towels or cloth towel •Screw driver – small phillips head - for the battery case •Scissors (optional) •Your imagination
Step 1: This product comes with a 9 volt battery. Simply unscrew the back of the battery case and connect the battery in its proper position. Once the battery has been connected, close the box, and put the screw back in. Do not over tighten or you will crack the battery case and void the warranty of this product.
Step 2: Place the on/off switch to on. Your two LED lights strips should turn on and be bright. All lights on the strip should be working. If not, please contact us for a replacement set of lights. However, all lights are tested prior to shipment and are in working order. If the lights do not work, please re-check the battery to make sure it has been installed correctly.
Step 3: Clean the top of your helmet thoroughly. Make sure the surface is completely clean and dry. This is one of the most important steps. The LED lights strips will not stick to a dirty or wet surface.
Step 4: Chose where you are going to apply the LED light strips. You can place them anywhere you want. However, they will not bend side to side. For the most part, they have to be in a straight line. We suggest following the natural curve of the helmet. If the LED light strips are too long, they can be cut. There is a section between every third LED light and looks something like this - :l: - Between the two copper dots there is a line – this is the only area that can be cut. The strips as they come fit most helmets, but you should not have to cut out more than the first three lights at the end of the strip to make it fit your helmet.
Step 5: When you have chosen where you are going to place the strips, peel off the backing on one of the strips and apply to the helmet. Press firmly on top of the strip to ensure a proper seal. Once you have applied the first strip, repeat the process and apply the second strip. Try to get it right the first time, if you need to unpeel and start again, remember this, the more times you unpeel it, the less it will be able to stick.
Step 6: Decide where you want to place the battery box. Remove the back part of the Velcro strip from the battery box and peel off the backing and place it on the helmet where you want the battery box to be. Do not remove all of the Velcro from the battery box, just the half that is to be placed on the helmet. Once you have attached the piece of the Velcro strip to the helmet, you can connect the battery box to the Velcro strip by simply pressing the two together.
Frequently asked questions:
How long does the battery last in your LED helmet lights? We have tested several brands of 9 volt batteries. Typically, if left on and not shut off, the battery will last up to 15-20 hours. When tested on a daily basis, 2 hours at a time, the batteries lasted almost 2 weeks. Rechargeable batteries do not last as long, 10-15 hours. However, for cost concerns, rechargeable batteries are the best value.
What if the lights on my helmet comes off? It is very important to follow the installation instructions provided with the product and located here on the web site. When first applied, the area where the light strips should be clean and dry. Proper installation of the strips should last for years unless tampered with or they are intentionlly removed. If the light strips are removed, they will not stick as good as they did when they were first applied. However, if you get a small can of rubber cement - the kind that has the little brush, and coat the back side of the LED strip, reapply to the helmet and let sit overnight, this should reattach the light system to the helmet. Other types of glue will also work, but may permanently adhere the light strips to the helmet.
Can the LED helmet lights get wet? While they are water resistant, they are not waterproof. If the light strips, battery case or battery get wet, simply dry with a towel and let dry overnight. Lid Lights are not designed to be submerged in water. Submerging lid Lights in water will destroy the unit. Remember, Lid Lights are a piece of electronic equipment. If after getting wet, the light strips may appear cloudy, set the helmet out in the sun for an hour the cloudiness should go away.
What happens if I drop my helmet with Lid Lights on them? Lid Lights are a very durable product. While care should be taken once applied to the helmet, the LED light strips can absorb light impacts without damaging the LED lights themselves. However, repeated drops of the helmet with the Lid Lights attached will cause damage and void the warranty.
There is a 90 day warranty for the Lid Lights kit. If the lights stop working due to a manufacturer defect, we will replace your Lid Lights at no cost. However, the non-working lights musts be returned to us first. This warranty applies to manufacturer defects and does not apply to lights that are damaged by the user.