• 01-03-2013
    Action LED Lights
    X1's are now in stock for immediate shipment. All US pre-ordered lights have shipped and should arrive Saturday or Monday. Head straps will arrive next week and will follow where required.
  • 01-03-2013
    pucked up
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    X1's are now in stock for immediate shipment. All US pre-ordered lights have shipped and should arrive Saturday or Monday. Head straps will arrive next week and will follow where required.

    Do you also handle the pre-orders ordered from Canada as well?
  • 01-04-2013
    M6TTF
    Got my X1 yesterday - man it's tiny! Quick flash round the office looks promising. Blinded my colleagues! Quick question. Which optic Is in as standard? And do I need a tool to swap it out?
  • 01-04-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pucked up View Post
    Do you also handle the pre-orders ordered from Canada as well?

    All orders to the rest of the world have been shipped as well.

    Thank you
    Vag
    Gloworm
  • 01-04-2013
    crgmoto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by M6TTF View Post
    Got my X1 yesterday - man it's tiny! Quick flash round the office looks promising. Blinded my colleagues! Quick question. Which optic Is in as standard? And do I need a tool to swap it out?

    Glad it arrived safely.

    The Spot is the optic that comes fitted as Standard, the Superspot is the optic with the dimples in the centre and the frosted optic is the flood.
  • 01-04-2013
    JChasse
    Did I miss the information about how the 2-cell battery is designed to be carried when the light is helmet mounted?
  • 01-04-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by crgmoto View Post
    Glad it arrived safely.

    The Spot is the optic that comes fitted as Standard, the Superspot is the optic with the dimples in the centre and the frosted optic is the flood.

    I think you have that a little wrong. The dimples in the center spread the light a little for the spot. The one with the slightly frosted center is the superspot (though there is not much difference). I took some quick shots on a wall. first is the superspot (frosted center) then the spot (dimpled center) and then the flood (dimpled front)





  • 01-04-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Brightest Spot for Greatest Throw
    While I was comparing spots I got out the light meter and compared some of the lights I have to measure the light intensity at the center of the beam. Each light was at it's standard high setting and 21ft from the meter. I ran them for 1-2 minutes before taking a reading and moved the meter pickup around to find the brightest point.
    The results were not quite what I expected. Brightest was the new X1 with the super spot lens at 270 lux. Next the X2 with spot/spot optics at 240 lux. Then the Xera with it's spot optic at 227 lux, and then the Duo at 195 lux.
    If it's throw that you want the superspot X1 concentrates it's 850 lumens in the smallest area lighting distant object the brightest.
    Personally I prefer a broader field of view but then I ride a little slower than some and all the trails around here tend to be twisty single track.
  • 01-04-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Just heard from Gloworm and they tell me I am wrong about which is the super spot. Guess I'll have to get the light meter back out and prove it to myself. In any case they are quite close and a very concentrated spot.
  • 01-04-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Hi Team

    Well I am back from my quick holiday and ready to answer any questions you may have!

    Vag has also been noticeably absent from regular posts due to the final release of the X1...and the following well needed break.

    I trust everyone has either received their X1 or patiently waiting for the courier.....we hope you enjoy.

    I'll have a flick through the forum and see what has been happening and come back to you if needed.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!

    Bruce
    Gloworm
  • 01-04-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    Did I miss the information about how the 2-cell battery is designed to be carried when the light is helmet mounted?

    The light set will come with an elastic velcro strap that is used to secure the battery to the helmet.
  • 01-05-2013
    M6TTF
    Just got back from my first ride with the new x1 to accompany the x2. Wow!!! The x1 is amazing. To be honest I think it outshines my x2. It certainly has way way more throw, and seems brighter. Superb pair
  • 01-06-2013
    jgmarcotte
    Just got my x1 today - great looking light, can't wait to try it out. Just wondering - my lighthead-only package came with the x2 manual, not an x1 manual. The lights are different enough that I would like to get ahold of the proper manual. Jim or Vag - any help?

    Thanks!
  • 01-06-2013
    jgmarcotte
    Just got my x1 today - great looking light, can't wait to try it out. Just wondering - my lighthead-only package came with the x2 manual, not an x1 manual. The lights are different enough that I would like to get ahold of the proper manual. Jim or Vag - any help?

    Thanks!
  • 01-06-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jgmarcotte View Post
    Just got my x1 today - great looking light, can't wait to try it out. Just wondering - my lighthead-only package came with the x2 manual, not an x1 manual. The lights are different enough that I would like to get ahold of the proper manual. Jim or Vag - any help?

    Thanks!

    Hey

    Really sorry about that small error....here's the link to the online version

    X1 Instruction Manual

    Cheers

    Bruce
  • 01-06-2013
    mdemm
    Hey Bruce, I've got a question for you. What is the default optic that the X1 ships with ? Also, how does one indentify the optics from one another ?
  • 01-06-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mdemm View Post
    Hey Bruce, I've got a question for you. What is the default optic that the X1 ships with ? Also, how does one indentify the optics from one another ?

    The X1 comes with the Standard Optic installed, the flood is frosted across the whole lens. The spot option has a dimpled effect in the centre of the optic, the standard has a slightly frosted effect in the centre.

    Cheers Bruce
  • 01-07-2013
    jgmarcotte
    Thanks, Bruce!

    BTW, rode tonite with the x1. Wow! Great spot pattern, even with the standard optics. Tight, defined beam, good color (warmer than the Xera), plenty bright, even on commuter program. Love the remote.

    I think I'm really gonna like this little guy. Good job, Gloworm!
  • 01-07-2013
    butasan
    I just got back from my 1st ride with X1 on my helmet (and Gemini Olympia on my bar). I didn't bother with the standard optics, but immediately put the spot optics. I am impressed and so happy. I finally got what I needed. It's got a great spot pattern. I also like the low-profile mount.

    I've been using Gemini DUO on my helmet, but I absolutely hated it since the day 1 because its flood beam pattern completely flatten the shadow nicely created by my bar light. If the trail was not twisty, it was much more comfortable to ride with my bar light only.
  • 01-08-2013
    127
    I got mine yesterday, it's tiny and bright. Perhaps I manage to arrange test ride today or tomorrow.

    Yes, I read the manual, but stupid me, how I can change optics ? Simple instruction step by step to simple man, please. Because this time I don't try first and end at broken light head.
  • 01-08-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 127 View Post
    I got mine yesterday, it's tiny and bright. Perhaps I manage to arrange test ride today or tomorrow.

    Yes, I read the manual, but stupid me, how I can change optics ? Simple instruction step by step to simple man, please. Because this time I don't try first and end at broken light head.

    There will be a flat tool in your kit. At the bottom there is a small slit. The larger side fit perfectly between the notches in the bezel. Use this to unscrew.

    Remove the bezel and oring, then remove the optic. Place new optic over the led. The optic will sit flush on the electronics board.

    Reverse the process.

    Hope this helps :)

    Bruce
    Gloworm
  • 01-08-2013
    127
    Thank you very much, now even simple man got the bezel open. Under dim kitchen light it was quit
    hard to notice small notches and get the tool in line :)
  • 01-08-2013
    nightrider06
    I am still waiting for mine to arrive. Could those of us who have the honour to hold the light in their own hands post some pictures of the light mounted on your helmet, bar, head or whatever it fits to cut the waiting time a little shorter? It would also be nice for the guys who don't know how to fit their light.
  • 01-08-2013
    jonshonda
    Trying to decide between another X2 w/ spot optics for the helmet ( I have one on the bars now ) or the X1 (both with the 2 cell battery pack).
  • 01-08-2013
    texas
    yeah, finally got my light tonight.
    Because of the weather here I won't be able to try it out until next week.

    It mounted very nicely onto my Fox Flux helmet. Seems plenty bright with a nice spot beam pattern that should have the throw I was hoping for. I am very happy and excited about the light.

    Bruce and Vag, Thanks for putting together an awesome light.
  • 01-09-2013
    nightrider06
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Trying to decide between another X2 w/ spot optics for the helmet ( I have one on the bars now ) or the X1 (both with the 2 cell battery pack).

    Go and get the X1. It has a lot more efficiency and throw. I have a light with 7 XM-L U2 Led on the bar and ordered the X1 for the helmet or even even for the bar with a flood optic installed if i wish to ride with a small setup.
  • 01-09-2013
    jonshonda
    Think I will be going with the X1. Sounds like a great little light
  • 01-09-2013
    c11pra dc
    Already own the X2 which I've been impressed with. Rode with the addition of my new X1 last night have to say what a great combo they are!! Impressive lights in every way enabling any speed I choose.

    Mounting the X1 to the helmet was a bit of a faff due to vents (Giro Atmos road) but I eventually found a good location and mounting using additional Hook and Loop strips not supplied.

    I'll try a get some pictures up!

    Also I'd recommend ordering the CNC bar mount for either X1/X2 - shame this is not included in the package.

    DC
  • 01-09-2013
    butasan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Think I will be going with the X1. Sounds like a great little light

    I too recommend the X1 for your helmet especially if you already own a descent bar light. I think they nailed it on this one. I feel like my search for the perfect helmet light finally came to the end.
  • 01-09-2013
    127
    First test ride done. Here the ground and trails are snow covered, so X1 has totally enough light even on low trail mode for slow Fatbike riding and on medium mode it has plenty light with standard optic. It is very nice, that X1 is the only light I need at least in winter time, when the ground is snow covered.(of course I carry small flash light as pack up light) The light system is so light and both light head and battery stayed places as clued on helmet, that i didn't notice it at all.
    When the battery started to run out of charge the remote control didn't obey every press. I had to press several times to change light modes. First impression is still very posivite.

    Now I have to wait for euro type adapter to arrive before next test ride, because I got by accident uk type charger.
  • 01-10-2013
    nightrider06
    Hi guys,
    I finally got my light. It is really impressive and just suits my expectations! Here is my custom made Gopro Mount for endless mounting options. I also tested it with my suction cup and it worked perfectly.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f3ujuqqhlrxk4hb/0ZgPg5VGp6
  • 01-11-2013
    c11pra dc
    When changing the Optics what is the order in which the components (o-ring, protective lens, bezel) should be re-fitted?

    DC
  • 01-11-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c11pra dc View Post
    When changing the Optics what is the order in which the components (o-ring, protective lens, bezel) should be re-fitted?

    DC

    Optic -> protective lens -> O-ring -> bezel
  • 01-11-2013
    c11pra dc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Action LED Lights View Post
    Optic -> protective lens -> O-ring -> bezel

    Thanks for that! - The manual isn't clear and seems to suggest "optic, o-ring, protective lens, bezel"
  • 01-11-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by c11pra dc View Post
    Thanks for that! - The manual isn't clear and seems to suggest "optic, o-ring, protective lens, bezel"

    Great work on picking that one up!

    That seems to be a hangover from the X2 order of assembly. We'll get that changed in the next print.

    Thanks

    Bruce
    Gloworm
  • 01-14-2013
    jonshonda
    Good news!! I just received my X1 order from Action LED (my second Gloworm product from Action, with great service and fast shipping) and I must say it is a neat little light package. The light head itself is very lightweight, and combined with the 2 cell battery pack, I can hardly notice any additional weight on my helmet.

    After mounting the light to my helmet (the elastic Velcro strap is a great idea, I am thinking it could really save the light/my neck when I clip a low branch), I mounted the battery pack and checked to see that the battery indicator was at 100%. I fired up the X2on the handlebar, X1 on the helmet and rode off into the night.

    The combination of the X2ís flood capabilities (I currently have the standard flood/spot optic installed) along with the long distance and concentrated spot of the X1 is a great combination. I like that the X2 lights up everything directly in front of me, and wherever I turn my head, the X1 is there to illuminate any object my little heart desires.
    In the future I would like to swap out the optics in the X2 and see what combination would work best, but for now I will just ride with what Iíve got.

    I do have two minor complaints regarding the X1. The first one really is my fault, but I guess I am putting it out there as more of a word of advice for first time users. Even though the battery indicator showed 100% right out of the box, the light only lasted 45 minutes before it started to provide the warning flashes, indicating that I was running out of juice. The second issue I personally find to be disappointing is the fact the X1 light comes with X2 instructions. I think it would have taken me less than 8 hours to revamp the information so it is accurate and well laid out for X1 users.
  • 01-14-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Jonshonda,
    It seems Gloworm got the wrong instructions in some of the sets. The proper ones are available on our support page or at the Gloworm site.
  • 01-14-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Good news!! I just received my X1 order from Action LED (my second Gloworm product from Action, with great service and fast shipping) and I must say it is a neat little light package. The light head itself is very lightweight, and combined with the 2 cell battery pack, I can hardly notice any additional weight on my helmet.

    After mounting the light to my helmet (the elastic Velcro strap is a great idea, I am thinking it could really save the light/my neck when I clip a low branch), I mounted the battery pack and checked to see that the battery indicator was at 100%. I fired up the X2on the handlebar, X1 on the helmet and rode off into the night.

    The combination of the X2ís flood capabilities (I currently have the standard flood/spot optic installed) along with the long distance and concentrated spot of the X1 is a great combination. I like that the X2 lights up everything directly in front of me, and wherever I turn my head, the X1 is there to illuminate any object my little heart desires.
    In the future I would like to swap out the optics in the X2 and see what combination would work best, but for now I will just ride with what Iíve got.

    I do have two minor complaints regarding the X1. The first one really is my fault, but I guess I am putting it out there as more of a word of advice for first time users. Even though the battery indicator showed 100% right out of the box, the light only lasted 45 minutes before it started to provide the warning flashes, indicating that I was running out of juice. The second issue I personally find to be disappointing is the fact the X1 light comes with X2 instructions. I think it would have taken me less than 8 hours to revamp the information so it is accurate and well laid out for X1 users.

    Hello guys,

    It will be better you fully charge your battery before the first use as the batteries are half charged out of the box.

    Regarding some boxes coming with X2 instruction this is our packing department mistake and we apologize for this. They should be few boxes like this and we'll be shipping new manuals to all our distributors to throw in your boxes.

    We would also like to announce that there was a delay with the new head straps but finally they areproduced and will be all shipped from our facility this week. This means it will reach all of you in less than 10 days.

    Cheers,
    Vag
  • 01-14-2013
    jonshonda
    I was out for about an 45 minutes at 10ish degrees and the X1 started flashing at me. It am sure if it could talk it would have been screaming "brrrrr.......you s.o.b., get me back inside before I leave you standing here in the dark!!"

    Time to invent a battery heater.
  • 01-14-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    I was out for about an 45 minutes at 10ish degrees and the X1 started flashing at me. It am sure if it could talk it would have been screaming "brrrrr.......you s.o.b., get me back inside before I leave you standing here in the dark!!"

    Time to invent a battery heater.

    I gather you're in the USA? As you've pointed out batteries do not like the cold (extreme)...for those in countries that have adopted the metric system 10 deg is about -12 deg C.

    Damn - quite chilly!

    Bruce
  • 01-15-2013
    jonshonda
    Yes, that is cold, but I will be riding in colder!!
  • 01-16-2013
    mdemm
    3 Attachment(s)
    Got a chance to run the X1 thru its paces last night. It's hard to believe how much light this little unit puts out. Very impressed !!! Attached are some pictures showing it mounted to my helmet.
  • 01-17-2013
    jonshonda
    Nice setup!! Odd switch location.
  • 01-17-2013
    M6TTF
    have you actually screwed it to your lid!?!
  • 01-17-2013
    mdemm
    1 Attachment(s)
    There are no holes drilled into the helmet... The X1's light head is secured to a mounting adapter located inside the helmet. Here is what the adapter looks like.
  • 01-17-2013
    mdemm
    1 Attachment(s)
    After posting the above image. I noticed that I forgot to show the angle of the adapter where it makes contact with the helmet.
  • 01-17-2013
    M6TTF
    Nice idea, makes fitting quite simple and secure I imagine
  • 01-17-2013
    snala
    Nice work MDEMM,
    Since it has to be mounted either left or right of the helmet's centre vane do you notice the beam is biased towards one side as the X1 is more of spot light than a flood light?
    So does it bother you when riding twisty type tracks as it points off to one side rather than being centred? Will obviously have one point in the distance when it's centred but closer and further away than that point it wouldn't be.
  • 01-17-2013
    mdemm
    1 Attachment(s)
    The light head is mounted centerline on the helmet. Maybe this photo will help put it more into perspective...
  • 01-18-2013
    snala
    Doh, sorry it is too. I didn't look close enough.
    What have you put on the bottom of the X1 mount or is that just the foam it comes with?.