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    The smallest but very bright light for helmet/bike

    see the updated specs on the smallest (just 12 grams) 240 lumens light available on the market:
    http://lux-rc.com/temp/LUXRC-L30-EN-230909.pdf


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    interesting, does the $85 in clude battery/charger? beam?

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    nope, just a head integrated with regulator circuit. It can be connected to any battery which has voltage in range 4-15V. This is a laboratory sample, so it's not cheap. We're going to release soon the same size head rated to emitt 900 lumens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quazzle
    nope, just a head integrated with regulator circuit. It can be connected to any battery which has voltage in range 4-15V. This is a laboratory sample, so it's not cheap. We're going to release soon the same size head rated to emitt 900 lumens.


    where is your co located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    where is your co located?
    RF in his profile means Russian Federation.

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    I would probably be in for a 900 lumen unit, but for 85 bucks for just a 240 lumen light head I would probably consider other options personally. I have a 14.8 lithium battery I'd love to use with a light system.. if you sold one that had trail tech ends and retailed for around 120 bucks or so I'd probably buy.
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    I'm all for light lightheads for the helmet but 240 lumens simply isn't enough. It would make a great hiking/camping light though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer
    I'm all for light lightheads for the helmet but 240 lumens simply isn't enough. It would make a great hiking/camping light though.
    What about to just double it, like this:


    Here's just SINGLE light in action:

    if you switch them both - you'll get the power doubled.

    Helmet installation using the same mount

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    Quote Originally Posted by quazzle
    What about to just double it, like this:


    Here's just SINGLE light in action:

    if you switch them both - you'll get the power doubled.
    I have to admit there is something about these little lights that I like. Even if you already have a primary bar light a set of these mounted on the bars ( as shown ) could be hooked up to provide additional side visibility ( as they can be pointed where you want.. ). Used with a 2 cell 18650 series combo and a remote on/off switch, you could have on-demand wide turn lighting...this could work. Not sure it would be worth $ 170 plus shipping to find out though.
    Once again, ( the second time in a couple days ) I have to question the beam shot. Output looks more like 500lm, you sure this isn't a photo with both lights on? A set of these with XP-G's and I might have to reconsider ( if kept under $200 ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do
    Once again, ( the second time in a couple days ) I have to question the beam shot. Output looks more like 500lm, you sure this isn't a photo with both lights on? A set of these with XP-G's and I might have to reconsider ( if kept under $200 ).
    first of all thanks for comments. Regarding the beamshot posted, yes, it a single light in action (according the testing rules). Compare it with other commercial and DIY lights at

    http://fonarevka.lux-rc.com/ (Road & Road2 series where I participated)

    it will give you much better understanding of the L30 light spill and performance.

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    Most people wouldn't call 240 lumens "very bright". ;-)

    Will there be an XP-G version in few weeks?

    ...Or how about a twin XP-G lighhead at 24g? ...now that would be nice!


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    Pretty cool, be sure sure to post here once the 900 lumen version is available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakMite
    Most people wouldn't call 240 lumens "very bright". ;-)
    It depends on... I believe that 240lumens is maximum what possible to squeeze from a super-lightweight 12g unit. Simply because even if a new XP-G is used, it still must be able to dissipate 4W of heat. That's physics.

    Quote Originally Posted by WeakMite
    Will there be an XP-G version in few weeks?
    A few weeks sounds very optimistic :-). The main problem with this light to provide an adequate cooling. Estimated heat power is 10W (triple XP-G). To keep the same size active cooling could be a solution. But I'm not sure that small fan is string enough to survive on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quazzle
    first of all thanks for comments. Regarding the beamshot posted, yes, it a single light in action (according the testing rules). Compare it with other commercial and DIY lights at

    http://fonarevka.lux-rc.com/ (Road & Road2 series where I participated)

    it will give you much better understanding of the L30 light spill and performance.
    Ah!...Yes, having a comparison makes a big difference. It was also interesting to see the TR-801 and the Magicshine in the light shootout. Thanks for that link. The beam shot of the TR-801 I found very impressive. I like your lights. They are nice looking. If I had $170 burning a hole in my pocket I would surely buy a couple of these, unfortunately ...I don't smell smoke yet.. Having a set of these would make taking tight turns a real blast.

    A couple questions about the light test....Do you know the camera settings for the test? If so, what were they? What optic were you using on your light for the test? What was the distance from the light to the first object in the road?

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    where does this light ship from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggnarl
    where does this light ship from?
    from Russia. But don't worry about the distance, a cheap air mail delivery is also available (about $10 to US)

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    do you have a picture of the "angel eye" effect??? was just curious..
    "a well ridden rock, gathers no moss"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do
    ....Do you know the camera settings for the test? If so, what were they? What optic were you using on your light for the test? What was the distance from the light to the first object in the road?
    described in details at http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=240911

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    Quote Originally Posted by kinglud1
    do you have a picture of the "angel eye" effect??? was just curious..


    full article: http://www.lux-rc.com/view.php?p=content/magazine/march

    and a few fresh macro photos of the same head (but with a standard mount)



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    When is the 900 going to be ready?
    $20 more for the bike mount seems a bit high.
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    the production plan is:
    L31 - a smaller version of L30, single XP-G R5. Custom optics with glass lens. 345 Lumens. Lead time - 2 months (Jan 2010)
    L32 - a larger torch with boost topology based on 3xXP-G R5. Custom optics with glass lens. Should give ~1000 lumens (Jan 2010)
    L44 - high-power head, 4000 lumens with custom glass optics and variable light spill. (Feb 2010)

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    I like your lights. They seem well thought out and practical, and heatsinking seems to handled well. I was waiting for you to say something like this. More details when you can.

    Quote Originally Posted by quazzle
    the production plan is:
    L44 - high-power head, 4000 lumens with custom glass optics and variable light spill. (Feb 2010)
    Tim

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    How about some prices for those new models.
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    that light would work awesome with that new vholdr HD camera that came out a bit ago.

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    You can buy the 3 XP-G R5's in a P60 Drop in right here for $150!!

    http://titaniumengineering.com/shop/...od&productId=6

    I guess thats what there going to use for the 900lumen light!!

    4000 Lumens ??? 4 of those P60's ??

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