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    Quote Originally Posted by severum_69 View Post
    Hello,

    I have the same problem.I don't find where to place a pre-order in your site
    The X1 listing on Gloworm International Site is the presale item.

    I'll add the word 'Presale' to avoid any confusion ALL DONE.....

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    Order??

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    I tried to place an order on the International site and it stated that my delivery address was not valid?? Is this offer not available to Australia?? Can you order a spare 2 cell battery?

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    Hello,

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    I have an account on your site Gloworm Performance Products - Gloworm Performance Products but on your international site I can’t use it.
    Must I create a new account ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by severum_69 View Post
    Hello,

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    I have an account on your site Gloworm Performance Products - Gloworm Performance Products but on your international site I can’t use it.
    Must I create a new account ?
    Hello Severum,

    You should register a new account in our international website.

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    Can not find the QR mounts.... Where are they listed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    @Nitro - Just checked the site....all seems to be fine from the back end and from my Internet Explorer........

    QR Mounts will be put up tonight (10hrs time)

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    Where are the QR's?

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    Glowworm, the new lights look excellent. Very much like what I've been building for myself and my mates, only without all the labour and time.

    I can't see if there's a quick release on the helmet mount or not. For adventure racing we find this very handy to switch from headband/ helmet /bar. I'm not a fan of the o-ring system MS uses.

    I'll be recommending your lights on the Adventure racing/ orienteering forum I am on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy43 View Post
    Where are the QR's?
    Hey Ozzy, HERE is the link to the QR Mounts. They are the Gloworm Manufacturing - Gloworm Manufacturing site.

    The .co.nz site is only used for NZ now.

    @Offroad - thanks for the recommend, we've adjusted the mounting system to make it easier for that type of transfer. Still not QR on helmet, but the slot on the helmet mount are now a U shape, meaning you can simply slide the the light onto the head strap then secure the top part of the headstrap - done. On a side note, NZ top Adventure Racer, Steve Gurney (plus a couple of other top teams) has been using the X2 for racing etc. He loves it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey Ozzy, HERE is the link to the QR Mounts. They are the Gloworm Manufacturing - Gloworm Manufacturing site.

    The .co.nz site is only used for NZ now.

    @Offroad - thanks for the recommend, we've adjusted the mounting system to make it easier for that type of transfer. Still not QR on helmet, but the slot on the helmet mount are now a U shape, meaning you can simply slide the the light onto the head strap then secure the top part of the headstrap - done. On a side note, NZ top Adventure Racer, Steve Gurney (plus a couple of other top teams) has been using the X2 for racing etc. He loves it!

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    Got it. I ordered one. Any idea how long till they ship? Can't wait to get it. Thanks

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    Ahh, what does Gurney know? We met him at Coast-to Coast a couple of years ago.

    How quickly can you transfer the light from helmet to headband?

    I tend to race with a sack of lights- one for my helmet, a second on the bars, a third on the headband, and a spare for teammates whose lights fail. Most of my friends don't have that luxury, and need to transfer at least to headband and helmet in a hurry, often in the dark with numb fingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey Ozzy, HERE is the link to the QR Mounts. They are the Gloworm Manufacturing - Gloworm Manufacturing site.

    The .co.nz site is only used for NZ now.

    @Offroad - thanks for the recommend, we've adjusted the mounting system to make it easier for that type of transfer. Still not QR on helmet, but the slot on the helmet mount are now a U shape, meaning you can simply slide the the light onto the head strap then secure the top part of the headstrap - done. On a side note, NZ top Adventure Racer, Steve Gurney (plus a couple of other top teams) has been using the X2 for racing etc. He loves it!

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    X1 ordered

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    Glowworm,,,from what you have shown the light does look promising. For those of us here in the US who preorder from you, what will be our option if we have a warranty issue, will Jim at action be willing to take care of us or will we have to have the problem shipped back to you?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfast View Post
    Glowworm,,,from what you have shown the light does look promising. For those of us here in the US who preorder from you, what will be our option if we have a warranty issue, will Jim at action be willing to take care of us or will we have to have the problem shipped back to you?

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    Hey Pedalfast,

    Warranty issues will be dealt in USA.

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    Canīt wait to see more pics and the beamshots! Looks to be one of the most interesting lights for this year. Because even the big brand L. isnīt able to produce a lot of throw in a small lamp.
    I have a diy light with 7 U2-XMLs Powered at 2,05A and the Polymer-Optics on my Handlebar at the moment but the problem is that this amount of light makes you "blind" on areas out of the light.
    On trails I normally reduce the power to about 15Watts from about 44Watts at maximum. The X1 would be great then to get a tight spot were I am looking at.
    Anyway, hope to get my hands on it soon.

    @Bruce: Thumbs up for your development that gives the customer the feeling to be a part of it.

    EDIT:

    I have an other idea for a mount. Many riders, including me have Gopro mounts on nearly everything. On my frame, helmet, and even a suction cup that can be mounted on Flat surfaces like the rear window of a car to light the area behind the car after a nightride while cleaning the bike or doing repairs.

    You can even find the CAD models on the internet so it wouldnīt be that hard to develop such a mount (I am not able to post links at the moment): search on Google for "CAD Gopro"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightrider06 View Post
    Canīt wait to see more pics and the beamshots! Looks to be one of the most interesting lights for this year. :

    EDIT:

    I have an other idea for a mount. Many riders, including me have Gopro mounts on nearly everything. On my frame, helmet, and even a suction cup that can be mounted on Flat surfaces like the rear window of a car to light the area behind the car after a nightride while cleaning the bike or doing repairs.

    You can even find the CAD models on the internet so it wouldnīt be that hard to develop such a mount (I am not able to post links at the moment): search on Google for "CAD Gopro"

    grabcad!dotcom!/library/gopro-modular-arm-long-90deg-member

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    GoPro mounts are solid and common. I like the click-in version for helmet and headband, but the bar mount is a little cumbersome. I also find the Cateye click- mounts are small and light, but less common.

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    Running a Gemini titan now and while it works well I am looking for something lighter that mounts lower as my neck is taking a beating. Would I lose anything from going from a larger diameter reflector light to an optic based one? I was considering a xera but this seems to fit the bill and can't beat the intro price

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    I also ordered an X1 too...looking forward to having it with my X2 on the bars for TT intervals (aka, 20-25 MPH on the flats)!!!

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    Any word on when the quick releases could start shipping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy43 View Post
    Any word on when the quick releases could start shipping?
    Looking at the same time as the X1's - early December

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    @Offroad - thanks for the recommend, we've adjusted the mounting system to make it easier for that type of transfer. Still not QR on helmet, but the slot on the helmet mount are now a U shape, meaning you can simply slide the the light onto the head strap then secure the top part of the headstrap - done.

    Gloworm,,,please clarify about the new helmet mount, will that be a part of the package or will it be an extra option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfast View Post
    @Offroad - thanks for the recommend, we've adjusted the mounting system to make it easier for that type of transfer. Still not QR on helmet, but the slot on the helmet mount are now a U shape, meaning you can simply slide the the light onto the head strap then secure the top part of the headstrap - done.

    Gloworm,,,please clarify about the new helmet mount, will that be a part of the package or will it be an extra option?

    Hello Pedelfast,

    The new helmet mount will be a part of the package.

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    Gloworm, thanks for the prompt responses, if I order the X2 from action today will it have the new helmet mount?

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    Did I miss the beamshots......?

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    X2 weight?

    How many grams is the X2 w/battery? I assume the battery mounts to the helmet too. Just need something to compare. What does the X1 system weigh? Thanks.
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    60g for the head with remote and 125g for the batter= 185-200 grams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    Did I miss the beamshots......?
    No Tim, I've been laid up in bed for the past two days, so have been unable to get shots done , however I've asked Vag to post some more of the original ones, just to give an idea of the different optic types. I should have some more up by Tuesday all things going well.

    Apologies for any inconvenience. It just wasn't going to happen......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    No Tim, I've been laid up in bed for the past two days, so have been unable to get shots done , however I've asked Vag to post some more of the original ones, just to give an idea of the different optic types. I should have some more up by Tuesday all things going well.

    Apologies for any inconvenience. It just wasn't going to happen......

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    Hi All, as Bruce said here are the photos I have taken before. Please note the camera has made them look more yellow than they really are in addition to the fact we changed bins (tint of LED) for the final production version. Production version is bin 1B (more white), the photos were 2B (more yellow). The LEDs in the X1 will be the same as the X2, not too white as to be 'blue' and not to yellow to lose throw and intensity.

    Bruce will have more beam shots this week with comparisons also soon. His shots will be using the production version so will throw a bit further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    No Tim, I've been laid up in bed for the past two days, so have been unable to get shots done , however I've asked Vag to post some more of the original ones, just to give an idea of the different optic types. I should have some more up by Tuesday all things going well.

    Apologies for any inconvenience. It just wasn't going to happen......

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    No worries Bruce, hope you get better soon, had been looking forward to the beamshots, wasnt sure if I'd missed them somewhere.

    Cheers

    PS, the beamshots Vag posted look promising, was the light to the right of the camera though as it looks like the beam of light and the spread is biased that way?

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    Hey Bruce. Are we going to see the updated beam shots / photos from the production model of the X1 today ??? Hopefully you'll release some real world side by side beam shots (X2, Xera or ) at the same time ??? Also, are you planning on offering the 2cell BP as an additional add on ??? Have a good one !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Hey Bruce. Are we going to see the updated beam shots / photos from the production model of the X1 today ??? Hopefully you'll release some real world side by side beam shots (X2, Xera or ) at the same time ??? Also, are you planning on offering the 2cell BP as an additional add on ??? Have a good one !!!
    I feel like I'm coming up with excuses, however I went to do the shots last night NZ time (8hrs ago) and my camera battery was dead. I'll be getting out tonight/tomorrow so you will def have them by Thursday AM US Time.

    I really do have to apologise.....

    BTW - I'll be doing a comparison with the X2 and also some Duo/X2 comparisons. Additionally one with a combination X2/X1.

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    Charge those batteries up !!! We'll see what Thursday brings :>)
    Is one going to be able to purchase an additional 2cell battery pack when placing an order for the X1 ? If so how much $$$ ?

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    Good evening..well nearly good morning in NZ!

    I spent the evening trying to get the best shots I could to demonstrate the new X1. I have 2 good shots (it was windy) - one demonstarting just the X1 and the other the X1/X2 combo.

    I'll get some more over the next couple of nights some on singletrack and some more varied open space ones.

    Tree line is at 70m, with the can spaced at 30m, 40m, 50m and 60m.

    Camera Canon G7, ISO100, Daylight, 5 sec exp, F4.0

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    what camera and camerasettings are used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nothing's impossible View Post
    what camera and camerasettings are used?
    Post adjusted.....
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    Gloworm-those shots are looking good to me.Thanks for posting them. I'm looking to seeing them on the 2013 mtbr shootout!

    I've tried to order the X1 from three different computers, I thought there might be some kind of security software at my job preventing me from ordering, but I am getting the same message from 2 other computers. I keep getting a error message stating there is an error with the details submitted, I have started from scratch several times on each computer and same results, is anyone else having these issues?

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    Hey Bruce. Those are some pretty impressive shots. Was wondering on your next go around if you could add a shot with the X2 by itself, so we'll have something to judge the X1 by.

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    To my untrained eye, there seems to be a lot of overlap between X2 and X1 in the shots posted above. What kind of lenses were used on both lights? Was X1 with the spot focus lens?
    Looking forward to more images.

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    When will we get our hands on the pre-order X1s ?

    Bruce,

    The promise is that the parts would ship out in early December, When should the people in the US with pre-orders expect to see there lights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas View Post
    Bruce,

    The promise is that the parts would ship out in early December, When should the people in the US with pre-orders expect to see there lights?
    Hello Texas,

    We are currently on the manufacturing stage and we are going to ship the first orders between 10-15 of December. Our plan is to make you an early Xmas present.

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    Are we going to see some more shots of the light itself before holding it in our own hands?
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    I'm with you nightrider. I PM'ed Bruce on 12/3 with a few questions. 1- Based on GW's earlier posts, I assumed we were going to see more beam shots ? I mean, really. There is 1 beam shot photo of the production version of X1 by itself... 2- If he could ad a shot of the X2 by itself (we've seen x1 / X1 and X2 together) for comparison. 3- If he planned on sharing some side by shots with his closest competitor ? Its 12/6. I have yet to receive a response... I don't get it !!!

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    Gloworm managed to make the lighthead design even smaller and lighter before starting the production run.

    I would imagine that Bruce is waiting to receive one of these lights rather than taking more pictures of the pre-production version.

    No doubt Bruce or Vaggelis will be along soon to give more detail.

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    Just a heads up that you can now pre order from Jim at action-LED lights. No affiliation with that seller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    I'm with you nightrider. I PM'ed Bruce on 12/3 with a few questions. 1- Based on GW's earlier posts, I assumed we were going to see more beam shots ? I mean, really. There is 1 beam shot photo of the production version of X1 by itself... 2- If he could ad a shot of the X2 by itself (we've seen x1 / X1 and X2 together) for comparison. 3- If he planned on sharing some side by shots with his closest competitor ? Its 12/6. I have yet to receive a response... I don't get it !!!
    Sorry for the lack of repsonse, we have been flat out trying to ensure the orders are shipped in early December.

    crgmoto is correct. I managed to slim down the light without affecting the performance. Through a subtle change in the bezel placement the light diameter is now 31mm not 35mm, with the light and cables weighing in at a smidge under 60g.

    Once I get hold of the revised unit, I will post some more detailed shots. In regards to beam shots I'll get out there this weekend to get some more. With comparsion with the X2 and some of the Xera. Thats a promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Sorry for the lack of repsonse, we have been flat out trying to ensure the orders are shipped in early December.

    crgmoto is correct. I managed to slim down the light without affecting the performance. Through a subtle change in the bezel placement the light diameter is now 31mm not 35mm, with the light and cables weighing in at a smidge under 60g.

    Once I get hold of the revised unit, I will post some more detailed shots. In regards to beam shots I'll get out there this weekend to get some more. With comparsion with the X2 and some of the Xera. Thats a promise!

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    Thank you for your fast reply as usual, Bruce!
    Let me guess. Did you also change the ring which tightens down the lens? The weight with the cables and the switch included is awesome.
    I am very interested in beam shots of the super narrow lens. This is in my opinion the killer-feature. Because everyone can make a floody light in a small package, but to get an lightsaber-like tight beam is the supreme discipline.
    As far as I can tell from the pictures of the standard lens you are going straight to the finish line in achieving this!

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    Nope....the ring stays the same, this is an important part of the waterproofing of the unit

    We'll get some trail based shots done to really promote the beam variances and comparisons, at least with the X2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    ... In regards to beam shots I'll get out there this weekend to get some more. With comparsion with the X2 and some of the Xera. Thats a promise!

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    That would be a most welcomed comparison. If you also have an old 808E hanging around that would be worth adding as well because a lot of people are likely more familiar with the output of the 808E. If you don't have an 808E than at least we have the Xera ( single emitter lamp ) to compare it to.

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    @Gloworm...

    Any prototype or production pics of the redesigned headstrap?

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    Once again, thank you Bruce for updating us on the status of the X1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    That would be a most welcomed comparison. If you also have an old 808E hanging around that would be worth adding as well because a lot of people are likely more familiar with the output of the 808E. If you don't have an 808E than at least we have the Xera ( single emitter lamp ) to compare it to.
    Right, here are some updated beam shots.....a multitude if you will.

    Now, I didn't get a xera to test, but I at least got a Gemini Titan P7 to compare it with.....I know its not an XML light, but it will at least give you an idea.

    The cans are at 20m and 40m, while the tree in line with the cans is at 60m (roughly 200ft)

    The Camera is a Canon G9, Daylight, ISO100, F4.0, Exp 5sec.

    BTW Photos of battery and other goodies coming next week before we ship. Also, presales end this weekend.

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    Is it just me, or does the X2 look to be the best of the lot?
    Maybe not quite as bright in the middle of the hotspot, but best overall light and distance doesnt seem to be much different

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    Is it just me, or does the X2 look to be the best of the lot?
    Maybe not quite as bright in the middle of the hotspot, but best overall light and distance doesnt seem to be much different
    Yes, the X2 is brightest of the lot but then again it is a duel emitter lamp vs. one emitter so it should be brighter.

    The X1 is not bad but not as tight of of beam pattern as I had hoped for. Really hard to judge all of this from the provided photos though. To get a better idea of how well it illuminates at distance I had to take the photo off the web site and put it on "view image" so I could enlarge it. Then I turn the lights off in my room and try to pick out distant objects. On the spot set-up I could pick out what looks to be a fence just beyond the tree line so perhaps it does have some throw. Of course viewing photos on a computer screen is not quite the same as viewing the output while riding on the trail.

    I think when all things are considered, the real selling point of the X1 is the basic design of the light set. It is light-weight, compact, low profile, aesthetically pleasing to the eye with great mounting options. It has all the other Gloworm mode features. It has high quality batteries. Beam pattern should compare well with most other typical single XM-L lights sets.

    While I would like to have one of these in my hands, I've decided to wait to see how the new spot optics for the X2 work out as two emitters will almost always be better than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    The X1 is not bad but not as tight of of beam pattern as I had hoped for. Really hard to judge all of this from the provided photos though.
    Hey TB and Cat

    In reality the X1 Spot out throws the X2 by about 15ft (5m), the fence in the background was my guide there. If you look closely the far fence is definetly more illuminated in teh X1 spot shot than it is in the X2 shot.

    The X1 is brighter in the centre, hence the increased throw, however will never be as bright overall as the X2 (2 XML at 2A vs 1 XML).

    The prototype when tested against the Xera also had more throw....but I subsequently rendered the Xera irreparable (it got too wet).

    Any ideas on how to photograph/what location to visit to better indicate the throw of a light? I saw a stadium shot once, where the light was setup in the middle of a marked field and the photographer took the shot perpendicular to the beam....I might try this one.

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    Hey Bruce,
    Regarding to better indicate the light throw. I think your original shots from the earlier post #132 were quite impressive. They showed detail. The latest shots sorely lack this. I realize, this is (probably) due to the images being 640x480 vs 1600x1200. To keep things on a level playing field maybe you could repost them at the larger size ? Another thing of note when looking the latest shots. When comparing the spot to the standard lens. I you can visibly see a halo or darker colored ring in the shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Hey Bruce,
    Regarding to better indicate the light throw. I think your original shots from the earlier post #132 were quite impressive. They showed detail. The latest shots sorely lack this. I realize, this is (probably) due to the images being 640x480 vs 1600x1200. To keep things on a level playing field maybe you could repost them at the larger size ? Another thing of note when looking the latest shots. When comparing the spot to the standard lens. I you can visibly see a halo or darker colored ring in the shots.
    Right, I have posted links to the larger images (just so we don't upset the MTBR site). These give a much better indication of detail at distance, especially the fence line behind the trees. Additionally there is a tree with some cut branches on the fence line. In some pics these cut areas are quite visible, in others it is not.

    Regarding the halo (def not dark rings), the spot lens has a slight halo as a consequence of the design to ensure a brighter centre and therefore more throw. The Standard doesn't have any halo whatsoever and throws nearly the same distance.

    The shots were designed to indicate throw and detail at distance rather than detail up close, like post #132.

    I'll try to do some others tomorrow night on a bush trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Looking at the same time as the X1's - early December

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    The glowormlites site says the QRs are in stock. Is this true, when do the pre-orders start shipping? Thanks in advance

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    XM-L U3 on the X1

    Hello,

    We have a great announcement.

    Gloworm X1 will be coming with XM-L U3 emitters instead of the XM-L U2 that was originally planned. U3 will give an extra boost to brightness of around 8%.

    We just managed to acquire U3 this week and for this reason the delivery time will be slightly affected. We plan to ship presales on the 18th of December. The QR mounts will be available and ship at the same date.

    Cheers,
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    EXCELLENT !!! Thats the kind of news we like to hear. Bruce and Vaggelis, you guys are on top of it... A question. Have you received the new head belt yet ? If so, was wondering if you could post a picture of same. I've got an X1 on order. Can't wait to try it out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hello,

    We have a great announcement.

    Gloworm X1 will be coming with XM-L U3 emitters instead of the XM-L U2 that was originally planned. U3 will give an extra boost to brightness of around 8%.

    We just managed to acquire U3 this week and for this reason the delivery time will be slightly affected. We plan to ship presales on the 18th of December. The QR mounts will be available and ship at the same date.

    Cheers,
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    I am sure you know this, but the U3 is 12V. I had one that I couldn't get to work until I figured out that the usual 3.7v wouldn't drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    I am sure you know this, but the U3 is 12V. I had one that I couldn't get to work until I figured out that the usual 3.7v wouldn't drive it.
    Are you sure? It's the same led as all the other Cree XM-L's (T4/5/6/U2) but just a different bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crgmoto View Post
    Are you sure? It's the same led as all the other Cree XM-L's (T4/5/6/U2) but just a different bin.
    Maybe it's not the same U3. I got one from Cutter, and it has 4 distinctive dies on it. I think each die is in series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Maybe it's not the same U3. I got one from Cutter, and it has 4 distinctive dies on it. I think each die is in series.

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    THis one is 6V Cutter Electronics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Maybe it's not the same U3. I got one from Cutter, and it has 4 distinctive dies on it. I think each die is in series.

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    Hey,

    Cree produce both. The 12v one is usuallly EZ white (which your link points to) the ones we are using are 2.4v-4.0v input.

    Additionally the dies are a little different.

    This is the 12v EZ white XML-U3

    This is the 2.4-4v XML U2 (U3 looks the same)

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    Are there any difference in the tint between U2 and U3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey,

    Cree produce both. The 12v one is usuallly EZ white (which your link points to) the ones we are using are 2.4v-4.0v input.

    Additionally the dies are a little different.

    This is the 12v EZ white XML-U3

    This is the 2.4-4v XML U2 (U3 looks the same)

    Cheers

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    Thanks Bruce, I'd assumed you were on top of it, just didn't want you stuck with the same mistake I made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pucked up View Post
    Are there any difference in the tint between U2 and U3?
    Hello,

    We have chosen the same tint as X2 and as in the latest beamshots. No differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Looking at the same time as the X1's - early December

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    Bruce,

    How about an update on shipping for the X1, one of your post gave a est ship time between the 10-15th. I placed my order with Jim @ Action-led last week. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfast View Post
    Bruce,

    How about an update on shipping for the X1, one of your post gave a est ship time between the 10-15th. I placed my order with Jim @ Action-led last week. Thanks
    You mean like the one a couple of posts above ^^^

    "We just managed to acquire U3 this week and for this reason the delivery time will be slightly affected. We plan to ship presales on the 18th of December. The QR mounts will be available and ship at the same date."

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    I must have snoozed right thru that. Thanks!
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    Ordered my X1 from Danny yesterday, can't wait to recieve it, especially as its been pimped from the original spec! Currently drowning in man flu so not ridden for a week

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    Just to keep you all in the picture.....assembly is under way with the updated LED.

    Behold the heart of the X1

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    Now that we've seen the heart. Is the transplant going to be completed in time for the scheduled shipping date of the 18th ???

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    Have the QRs shipped yet?

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    Hello guys,

    This time we do not have so good news as the shipments have been delayed to the end of this week due to manufacturing delays.

    Apologies for this delay. Be sure that we are working on delivering you a high quality product.

    Cheers,
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    This comes as no surprise here. But I would rather have a short delay with quality assurance.

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    I just purchased the X1 light head on sale at Action Lights for 80.00 - this one uses the U2 emitter but considering the price difference I have to think that possibly the latest U3 version would not have enough performance advantages considering the price difference. It seems like a good deal for those interested in supplementing an X2 which is what I decided to do. I imagine Action is clearing stock of the U2 version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewNRS3 View Post
    I just purchased the X1 light head on sale at Action Lights for 80.00 - this one uses the U2 emitter but considering the price difference I have to think that possibly the latest U3 version would not have enough performance advantages considering the price difference. It seems like a good deal for those interested in supplementing an X2 which is what I decided to do. I imagine Action is clearing stock of the U2 version.
    Actually, you just pointed out that I forgot to update the listing when the U3 was announced. All of the X1's will ship with the XML - U3 LED.
    I also needed to update the price now that the Pre-sale is over. So you got lucky and got the last one at that price.
    Just a note, The light head includes everything in the kit except the battery and charger.

    Just heard from Gloworm that they are on the dock and will ship tonight so they may arrive by Friday.
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    I guess that was confusing me a bit thinking there were two versions out there - sorry Jim if I threw a wrench in the works so to speak but I do appreciate the clarification. I just found out about the Gloworm lights in the last two days but it did not take me long to decide between them and some other contenders out there - almost went with a Dinotte but as nice as they are I have no regrets sticking with Gloworm.
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    Jim - any chance you'll carry the Glowworm 2 cell battery? It looks to have about the best specs out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgmarcotte View Post
    Jim - any chance you'll carry the Glowworm 2 cell battery? It looks to have about the best specs out there.
    Yes, I actually have them coming with the X1 order but I am waiting on some additional information from GW before finishing the listing. You should see it show up in the next couple of days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy542 View Post
    is it compatible with the headstrap and if so, how does the small battery pack attach?? I really have no need for a helmet mount. Sign me up for one if I can attach it to a headstrap!!
    The same headstrap fits the X1 and X2
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    Is there any news on the shipping of the quick releases?

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    They will come with the X1 at the end of the week (or early next)
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    Is it correct to assume that US orders placed on the Gloworm site will ship through Action LED, or will they ship directly from New Zealand to the US costumers?
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    shipped?

    Can we get some kind of confirmation that the units have shipped? and when we in the US should expect our lights?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas View Post
    Can we get some kind of confirmation that the units have shipped? and when we in the US should expect our lights?

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    Hello everyone,

    The lights have been shipped since last Wednesday and the should be in USA on Monday (depending also on holidays schedule). They are small delays of 2-3 days with DHL lately because of the Christmas period. It is safe to assume that all lights will be in your before the end of next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hello everyone,

    The lights have been shipped since last Wednesday and the should be in USA on Monday (depending also on holidays schedule). They are small delays of 2-3 days with DHL lately because of the Christmas period. It is safe to assume that all lights will be in your before the end of next week.

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    Does that also mean that the quick releases that were pre ordered were shipped at the same time and are on the same shipping schedule? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy43 View Post
    Does that also mean that the quick releases that were pre ordered were shipped at the same time and are on the same shipping schedule? Thanks

    Yes, this is the case.

    We have a delay on the new headstrap which should be ready by the end of the New Year week but QR mounts are on their way.

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    The X1's and QR mounts have arrived here in the UK. All pre/back orders have been shipped.

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    The X1 light head weighed in at just under 60g on my scales including the helmet mount and remote switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hello everyone,

    The lights have been shipped since last Wednesday and the should be in USA on Monday (depending also on holidays schedule). They are small delays of 2-3 days with DHL lately because of the Christmas period. It is safe to assume that all lights will be in your before the end of next week.

    Thanks,
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    Unfortunately the shipment hit NY just as DHL was starting there New Years break so delivery has been delayed until tomorrow (Thursday) We'll get them out the same day when they arrive.
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    We had the same issue with DHL - the lights were going to sit in their depot until Thursday due to the backlog of Christmas / New Year shipments. Luckily the depot is only 20 miles away so we went and collected them.

    Here are some pictures of the X1 taken rather hastily last night.





    Size comparison with Magicshine type XM-L





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    looks awesome! cant wait to receive mine - cheers danny

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    It really is an awesome little light from what I've seen so far.

    Tested it back to back with a mk2 Exposure Diablo with a claimed 900 lumens last night. The X1 was much brighter with more throw. Weather permitting I should have beamshots tonight with each optic plus comparison shots of the Diablo, Chinese reflector XM-L T6 and Gloworm X2.

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    Holy crap, thats a cool looking light !!! Thank you, crgmoto for posting the 1st photos of the X1... I can't wait til arrives...

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    I like that 2-cell battery! Wish my systems ran on 7.4v so I could use them.

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    Just so people know the tool for removing the bezel for optic changes is not a round tool. It is a flat tool.

    The 25.8mm blade slots in to opposing cut outs in the bezel to undo it. The bezel doesn't need to be too tightly fitted - just enough to compress the o-ring.

    It also has a bottle opener on it (handy for after the ride).

    Here is a picture of the tool -

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    That is awesome! I really appreciate the love of Glowormlites for the small details that are needed to push a product from great to 99,99% perfect.

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    Has anyone done a side-by-side beam shot comparison between the X1 and X2? I am looking to get my first serious bike light, to go on my helmet, and I'm stuck between getting the X1 or the X2. I do the occasional night ride on bike paths where it's very dark, but mostly I'll be using it for commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy Dunlop View Post
    Has anyone done a side-by-side beam shot comparison between the X1 and X2? I am looking to get my first serious bike light, to go on my helmet, and I'm stuck between getting the X1 or the X2. I do the occasional night ride on bike paths where it's very dark, but mostly I'll be using it for commuting.
    And as if by magic -

    The camera was having some focus issues as it was so windy, the camera was moving on the tripod during the long exposure time. Better pictures will follow next week on a calmer night.

    All pictures taken using ISO100, F4, 6 sec exposure, Daylight balance

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