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ADD EXCITEMENT TO YOUR DERBY!
INCREASE THE SUSPENSE!
Ever been to a drag race? The cars are started by a series of lights that successively drop, allowing the driver to anticipate the optimum instant to pop the clutch. When the light gets to green, VROOOOMM!!!
Now, you can dress up your track with our latest derby product: The New Directions Light Tree. It gives the feel of a drag strip, and focuses attention on the start of each race.
In the Idle Mode, the Light Tree continuously winks red, reminding everyone where it is.
When the cars have been set up behind the start gate, and it is time to go, the racing official triggers the light tree into the Countdown Mode When the light gets to green, off they go!
HOW IS THE LIGHT TREE POWERED?
Three AA Batteries will power it 24/7 for three weeks. No need to worry about batteries failing during your derby.
WHAT KIND OF LIGHTS ARE USED?
Each light ring consists of eight hi intensity LEDs, aimed outward in radial increments of 45 degrees. You see the same high intensity flashes no matter where in the room you are standing.
HOW DOES THE LIGHT TREE GET TRIGGERED INTO THE COUNTDOWN MODE?
You press a button on a wireless remote control from up to 50 feet away. It can also be activated from your computer.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE LIGHT GETS TO GREEN?
The race official can simply start the cars in the usual way, by activating the start gate mechanism. But for those inclined toward the ultimate in high tech, the Light Tree is specifically designed to operate our line of Remote Control Start Gates.
The Light Tree enclosure consists of a clear polycarbonate tube, and common Schedule 40 PVC plumbing pipe adaptors. When your order, you get only the light assembly and battery compartment above the slender support pipe. The overall dimensions are 2.375" diameter, by 12" tall. You will be expected to finish the light tree yourself regarding how it is mounted.
The battery compartment accepts a 1" standard PVC pipe. Mounting is just a matter of providing a stable vertical pipe, usually from the floor. Or you can fasten the Light Tree to your track, using elbows and brackets. Or, you can even hang it from the ceiling if you like!. Parts are available at Home Depot and are inexpensive, however they would be expensive to ship, and possibly not optimum for your situation. Therefore the finishing touches are left to you. The exception is our mounting kit for the BestTrack, shown at the right.
We can modify the Light Tree to accept other power or triggering. For example,
many customers prefer to trigger the Light Tree by a mouse click from within
Pinewood race manager software. This $20 modification involves installation
of a second socket on your start gate device in addition to modification
within the light tree. This option still allows infrared triggering. It
is also possible to trigger by a pushbutton switch.
ORDERING Note: This item does not appear in the Order Form page.
Email or phone in your order. We accept COD, money order and credit or debit cards through Paypal.
Light Tree (3 x AA battery, wireless infrared remote control triggering)..................Model LT3 $169.00
Light Tree modified for triggering by computer software using the SCI .................Model LT3-E $179.00
Contact us regarding other power source or triggering alternatives.
Shipping and Handling.......................................10.00
Contact: New Directions, 900 Echols Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180 | 703-319-0840 | Email