Product Development 2016

Judy Blue Endurance Racing Light

ultraviolet, endurance racing light,uv switch light,WEC LED

Judy Blue Lamp, Ultraviolet and black light for ultimate night racing contrast.

Judy Blue is no longer a prototype and can be purchased directly from our website.

What is the ideal interior light in your race car’s cockpit?  It’s not red.  It’s not even white.  It’s the color that doesn’t affect your ability to focus down the track, provides the best peripheral vision and has the potential to highlight important controls.  Electron Speed has put this into a robust, easy to mount package!

When my father was on reconnaissance missions, he used a red flashlight to read the maps.  This used the red sensitive central portion of his vision.  Generally, when you are “focused” on something (reading etc.), you look at the object with the center of your eye.  This also left his night sensitive peripheral vision well adapted to the dark.  This is important when you never know which shrub or boulder is really the enemy.

There is a trend in the aviation industry toward using a very dim, broad spectrum light in the cockpits at night.  As airliners rely more and more heavily on instrumented flight and autopilots, being able to focus on all of the controls without color shifts becomes more important than focusing on the nothingness of the night sky.

However, when racing with your “eyes up”, you are focusing down the track at the location you hope to be in another few seconds. We are trained to look where we want to go.  At night we have two options.  You can get military training to NOT focus on what you want to see allowing you to use more night sensitive peripheral vision.  Or, you can minimize the impact that your interior lamp has on the central portion of your vision.

If you have to squint and focus on your controls, you are not focusing on a quick lap time.  Matching the Judy Blue Lamp with our Fluorescent labels allow you to easily identify key controls with your peripheral vision, while maintaining a low level of general illumination.

Therefore, if we are trying to choose a lamp to illuminate a dash at night, we would use the lamp that leaves the focused, central portion of your vision best adapted to the dark, leaves as much of the portion of the vision that is responsible for color unaffected, highlights the important controls, and allows us to use generally dimmer light for issues inside the cockpit.

With this system, the driver is encouraged to keep his eyes on the track while keeping track of the controls!  Even at night.

Eyes up!

Digital Fuel Consumption Meter

Electron Speed has a question for you; do you know how much fuel you have?

You may have not known but along with wiring, electronic control calibration, and tuning, Electron Speed is also prototyping hardware for some of our teams. We’ve recently had success with a fuel consumption meter in the ST class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. This meter works with ANY factory ECU by measuring injector pulse widths. By setting the injector flowrate, the fuel used can be measured. It has been shown to be accurate within 1% over an entire tank of fuel. Given enough interest we’d like to go in to production with this technology. We’re excited about this and hope you are too. If you are, please shoot us a message here

Fuel consumption meter,stock fuel gauge,OEM gauge

Fuel Used Prototype Display

Fuel consumption meter,stock fuel gauge,OEM gauge

Fuel Consumption Meter hardware footprint

Fuel consumption meter,stock fuel gauge,OEM gauge

Fuel Consumption Meter Prototype Splash Screen

Multi-Channel Solid State Relay

Electron Speed is considering building our own Multi-Channel  Solid State Relay. We believe there is a donut hole in the market place where an off the shelf solid state relay isn’t up to the task and a PDM is overkill. Our intended product will have 3 or 4 channels capable of controlling 80 amps, and terminated to high quality connector. This product is not ready for retail sales; please contact us if interested in progress or specifications.

Solid State Relay, PWM,PDM, Power control

Functioning Solid State Relay Bread Board