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    Topeak HID Enduro (07) light issue

    Just wondering if anyone else with the 07 Topeak HID lights has had an issue with them turning off while riding with a full battery.

    Two of us experienced this issue during a local 24 hour race, unplugging and plugging the light back in worked most of the time but one of us had to do most of the lap in the dark after trying this three times and giving up when it would work for a max of 30 seconds.

    Kinda made for sucky night laps.

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    No one has had this problem? We just got a dodgy set?

    Oh well they go back to the local topeak people to see if they can find a problem.
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    If they are using the Welch Allyn HID bulbs that is probally the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@gretnabikes
    If they are using the Welch Allyn HID bulbs that is probally the problem.

    All HID bike lights use Welch Allyn bulbs so that's NOT the problem.
    Long Live Long Rides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    All HID bike lights use Welch Allyn bulbs so that's NOT the problem.
    Well to me it sounds like the same problem that all HID's have, and the source to that is Welch Allyn bulbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@gretnabikes
    Well to me it sounds like the same problem that all HID's have, and the source to that is Welch Allyn bulbs.
    And not a funky ballast of some sort???

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    From my experience with HID bulbs they shut off like that a lot. Wellch Allyn has had a lot of quality control problems over the last few years. It could be a problem with the ballast, but that would usally result in the light never firing, but this one sounds like very many other HID bulbs, where they randomly won't ignite or shut off. Send it back for warranty repair. Don't mean to get into a pissing match with you guys, just really sick of Wellch Allyn bulbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd@gretnabikes
    Well to me it sounds like the same problem that all HID's have, and the source to that is Welch Allyn bulbs.

    I'm not going to try to diagnose the op's faulty light over the internet but the intermittent nature of the described problem would lead one to reasonably conclude it's likely some faulty electronics, loose solder joints or wiring. There are thousands (?) of HID lights sold with the same bulbs that are working fine. So whatever is up with that light, it's an isolated incident and not a systemic problem with the all HID bulbs. While I agree the HIDs are a lot more fragile than LEDs, don't be surprised if not everyone jumps up at once to pay a dollar per lumen to replace with the latest and greatest wonder light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew
    I'm not going to try to diagnose the op's faulty light over the internet but the intermittent nature of the described problem would lead one to reasonably conclude it's likely some faulty electronics, loose solder joints or wiring. There are thousands (?) of HID lights sold with the same bulbs that are working fine. So whatever is up with that light, it's an isolated incident and not a systemic problem with the all HID bulbs. While I agree the HIDs are a lot more fragile than LEDs, don't be surprised if not everyone jumps up at once to pay a dollar per lumen to replace with the latest and greatest wonder light.
    Out of those thousands of HID bulbs sold, hundreds come back for warranty repair. Usally the problem is the bulb. Whenever an Edison has a problem, 9 times out of 10 it's an issue with the bulb.

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