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Old August 29th, 2017
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I had my redline for a bout three years. I remember it showing "laser" when there was a cop shooting my car with a laser a couple years ago when I was driving in the States. I have my radar plugged in all the time when I'm driving, I turned off the. X band so usually only the k band will go off. Sometimes a cop would be across the street from me and it wouldn't go off I thought it was just cuz the cop didn't have their speeding detectors on.... Occasionally there is a ka band but Not much.
Today a cop was hiding around the corner and was pointing his radar laser straight at my car and I got a speeding ticket but my redline never alerted at all, no "laser" , no ka, not even k. I am so disappointed.... I don't know why it didn't go off... I would expect it to at least have ka band.. cuz it should technically pick up lasers bouncing off reflections? And it should have a laser alert?
Is there something wrong with my redline?
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I had my redline for a bout three years. I remember it showing "laser" when there was a cop shooting my car with a laser a couple years ago when I was driving in the States. I have my radar plugged in all the time when I'm driving, I turned off the. X band so usually only the k band will go off. Sometimes a cop would be across the street from me and it wouldn't go off I thought it was just cuz the cop didn't have their speeding detectors on.... Occasionally there is a ka band but Not much.
Today a cop was hiding around the corner and was pointing his radar laser straight at my car and I got a speeding ticket but my redline never alerted at all, no "laser" , no ka, not even k. I am so disappointed.... I don't know why it didn't go off... I would expect it to at least have ka band.. cuz it should technically pick up lasers bouncing off reflections? And it should have a laser alert?
Is there something wrong with my redline?
There's probably nothing wrong with your detector. It's more about how lasers work, and how LEOs aim them. Laser speed guns don't behave the same way that radar speed guns do.

See this sticky post to learn more.
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Ok we need to have some better information because your mixing some things all together. Ka and laser are two completely different animals, they dont bounce all around together like you said.

What did the ticket say? KA radar, or laser? It will not be both. I'm thinking it was laser if the officer was holding the laser gun up to his face and aiming it. Laser can only be used stationary and cannot be shot through the glass, and the officer has to hold it like a rifle and aim it at you.

The reason your Redline did not go off is because laser is very narrow. If you were say 500 feet away the actual beam will only be about 10 inches in diameter. Your detector is mounted high and he aims at a headlight you wont get a peep in that example. Read up on laser and you will learn how lethal it is.


Here is a nice link to check out. http://radartest.com/how-lasers-work.asp

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There's probably nothing wrong with your detector. It's more about how lasers work, and how LEOs aim them. Laser speed guns don't behave the same way that radar speed guns do.

See this sticky post to learn more.
I read your post. Thank you for the information. May I ask, why did it say "laser" back then when I was driving down the States highway? The only thing I saw after a few seconds was a cop hiding behind a pole under the bridge pointing her speed gun at the direction I was coming from. Are the difference between the radar and laser speed guns the difference in the guns or a whole different device?
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Ok we need to have some better information because your mixing some things all together. Ka and laser are two completely different animals, they dont bounce all around together like you said.

What did the ticket say? KA radar, or laser? It will not be both. I'm thinking it was laser if the officer was holding the laser gun up to his face and aiming it. Laser can only be used stationary and cannot be shot through the glass, and the officer has to hold it like a rifle and aim it at you.

The reason your Redline did not go off is because laser is very narrow. If you were say 500 feet away the actual beam will only be about 10 inches in diameter. Your detector is mounted high and he aims at a headlight you wont get a peep in that example. Read up on laser and you will learn how lethal it is.


Here is a nice link to check out. http://radartest.com/how-lasers-work.asp
I had "laser" on my redline before when I drove down the highway in the states and then i passed By a cop that was hiding behind a pole under a bridge with a speed gun pointing at the direction I was coming from. But this time, my radar did not have laser nor ka. Yah... He was holding the fun up to his face and shooting like a rifle.. I just want to kNow why it alerted me back then but not this time
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Laser is a different animal than radar. You may not always get an alert with laser. The beam is very narrow. Remeber a Radar Detector is not very useful with Laser because of this. It will sometimes alert when you have been hit but by then it is too late. You'll need to get other CounterMeasures on your vehicle to have lidar protection.
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I had "laser" on my redline before when I drove down the highway in the states and then i passed By a cop that was hiding behind a pole under a bridge with a speed gun pointing at the direction I was coming from. But this time, my radar did not have laser nor ka. Yah... He was holding the fun up to his face and shooting like a rifle.. I just want to kNow why it alerted me back then but not this time
Read that sticky post that I mentioned in my first reply. It explains everything. Laser speed guns shoot a very narrow beam of light, and if the LEO is targeting the license plate or headlights of your car, the beam may not be wide enough that your Redline can see it.

Previously, if the LEO "triggered" his laser when you were further away, the beam would be wider; or, if he didn't aim low enough, you would have been alerted. If the LEO waited until you were closer and targeted the license plate, the beam would have been more narrow, and so the detector didn't "see" the laser beam.

No radar detector is a very good "laser" detector owing to the way that Laser works. More often then not, most of them will be inadequate, unless you get some laser scatter. And even when your detector does alert you, it's generally too late to do anything about if you're above the PSL. For better protection, use counter measures like Laser Jammers/Shifters.
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Laser is a different animal than radar. You may not always get an alert with laser. The beam is very narrow. Remeber a Radar Detector is not very useful with Laser because of this. It will sometimes alert when you have been hit but by then it is too late. You'll need to get other CounterMeasures on your vehicle to have lidar protection.
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Read that sticky post that I mentioned in my first reply. It explains everything. Laser speed guns shoot a very narrow beam of light, and if the LEO is target the license plate or headlight's of your car, the beam may not be wide enough that your Redline can see it.

Previously, if the LEO "triggered" his laser when you were further away the beam would be wider; or, if he didn't aim low enough, you would have been alerted. If the Leo waited until you were closer and targeted the license plate, the beam would have been more narrow, and so the detector didn't "see" the laser beam.

No radar detector is a very good "laser" detector owing to the way that Laser works. More often then not, most of them will be inadequate, unless you get some laser scatter. And even when your detector does alert you, it's generally too late to do anything about if you're above the PSL. For better protection, use counter measures like Laser Jammers/Shifters.


Only other thing I can add is if the officer is lazy and keeps the trigger pulled as he does a sloppy job of raking the unit from car to car yes, you might catch some splatter and you will get an alert when he hits you. If he is disciplined and on his game he will move methodically from car to car only keying the trigger when the target dot is in your headlight. Then he's back off the key. It will be tough for any detector to catch that.
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