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    Gloworm X1 - Single LED Light System

    The highly anticipated X1 is the second light by Gloworm, designed 100% in NZ. As the name suggests it is a single LED, XM-L U2 to be exact, driven by a switching regulator that is combined on the same PCB as the LED itself.

    The X1 gives out an astonishing 850 lumens from a unit weighing in at 58g (remote included) and 35mm in diameter. It boasts the same characteristics as the X2 in being waterproof, robust and CNC machined from 6061 Alloy - No plastic parts here!





    The optics are a custom solution designed to provide maximum throw while maintaining a beam pattern that is easy on the eye - no discolouration, round beam and no artifacts. The kit will include 3 interchangable optics: Flood, Spot, Super Spot. (Beam shots to come in the next day or so).

    This tiny unit will utilise the same low profile style mounting solution as the X2 for the helmet, however will not have a bar mount included in the set. Instead our new QR bar mount will be available as an extra accessory. The QR mount will also be compatible with the X2.

    The X1 will be supplied with a 2 cell battery (appx 115g), once again containing high capacity Panasonic cells. Its capacity will be 2900 mAh giving a runtime of 2hr 15min on maximum. The 2 cell battery will be compatible with the X2.

    Controlling the X1 will be managed through a remote switch. It will also present the same selectable programmes as its big brother.

    The Gloworm X1 will retail for $179 USD with a 2 cell battery and can also be ordered with a four cell battery (runtime 4.5hrs).

    Spec Summary


    850 Lumen (real, not theoretical)
    IMT technology (selectable programming)
    Light Head Assembly 58 grams
    Waterproof to IP66
    2.9 AH Lithium Ion Hard Case Battery
    1 x Cree U2 XML LEDs
    Interchangable Optics (Spot lens and frosted lens)
    2.25 hr runtime on max power
    Remote switch

    IMT Programmes


    On pressing the button from 'off' the light will start in Normal Operating Mode. Special modes are accessed by holding down the button for 2 sec from any normal mode. This allows the user to conduct any outdoor activity without having to cycle through the special mode and having an interuption of a steady light beam. Additionally, the X2 is shut down by holding the button for appx 5sec. IMT gives you the flexibility of refined programmes and modes without needing to access them every time you go from High mode back to low. Programmes are changed through a sequence of button presses.

    Presales will start pretty soon for a limted number of units - more information will be posted here.


    Cheers

    Bruce and Vag
    Team Gloworm

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    Is there a light only option for the X1?

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    Will the optics be interchangeable with the X2?
    I'm enjoying my childhood way too much to ever give it up.

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    Hello ,

    @pucked up
    Yest the X1 will also come as a light head only option.

    @skullcap
    The X1 optics are bigger than the ones of the X2 thus they can't be interchangeable between the 2 lights. The bigger size is one of the main reasons that we managed to make the X1 a good thrower.

    Cheers,
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    How much will the kit be $ with the 4cell option? Availability?

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    What is the light head only price?

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    that's a really pretty little light. Good price too. Might be worth doing a refresher on the selectable modes for those who can't remember what the X2 came with (ahem).

    looking forward to beam shots! Are the optics available separately? I'm always interested in new options for DIY

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    Looks great...what's the weight of the 2 cell battery?

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    Very nice!
    "It looks flexy"

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    Morning All....8am here in NZ!!

    Just updated the post to include programmes and runtimes.

    The lighthead and 4 cell price will be available soon (within a week).

    @allenpg - The 2 cell battery is appx 115g

    Looking forward to showing you guys the beam shots!

    Cheers

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    You guys have the best helmet mount on the market imo. So simple yet everyone just goes with the dam standard bar emulator which is too high profile. Thanks for taking the time to do it right

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    Is it down in the 700 to 850lm range for heat reasons?
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Is it down in the 700 to 850lm range for heat reasons?
    Hello,

    When calculating lumen we have to take into consideration the optics and the board efficiency. We also always run the LED a bit, just a tiny bit, lower than the maximum.

    Also note that we are always a bit conservative with our numbers (lumen, battery runtimes, etc.) so that they cover extreme conditions like using the battery in an extremely cold environment.

    Cheers,
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    I understand but was comparing to the Strykr SL system which is about 925lm - not that much different but has a ton of cooling fins. Anyway, fantastic looking light.
    "It looks flexy"

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    This seems to be the one I've been waiting for years. Light weight and super throw.

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    Can't wait to see the beam shots. Hope you have some competitor lamps to compare it to.

    Like others I would like to know what the pre-order price of the lamp head only will be.

    Let us know when you start taking pre-orders. As before, it looks like the Gloworm people have a knack for creating innovating products. Looking forward to seeing how these work out.

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    If the X1 is anything like the X2 it will rock. I am looking for a nice and light helmet light....thinking that the combo of weight and various optics will do the trick.

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    Looks interesting. I would like to see a beam shot comparing it to the X2 with 2 spot lenses (the X2 spot lenses that you currently offer).

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    Can't wait to get one - good job guys

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    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!!

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    Hi Guys
    love the look of the head unit, looks real quality. Just checking one thing...

    The X1 will be supplied with a 2 cell battery (appx 115g), once again containing high capacity Panasonic cells. Its capacity will be 2900 mAh giving a runtime of 2hr 15min on maximum. The 2 cell battery will be compatible with the X2.

    Is the battery pack 2900 mAh or 2x 2900mAh? Can't see you getting over 800 lumens for over 2 hours from a 2900 mAh battery. I know I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cagliari View Post
    Hi Guys
    love the look of the head unit, looks real quality. Just checking one thing...

    The X1 will be supplied with a 2 cell battery (appx 115g), once again containing high capacity Panasonic cells. Its capacity will be 2900 mAh giving a runtime of 2hr 15min on maximum. The 2 cell battery will be compatible with the X2.

    Is the battery pack 2900 mAh or 2x 2900mAh? Can't see you getting over 800 lumens for over 2 hours from a 2900 mAh battery. I know I can't.
    Hey, the battery pack is 2900 mAh at 7.4v nominal (2 x 2900mAh cells in series), thus making it compatible with the X2. The X1 only has 1 LED making the Voltage required between 2.9v and 3.4v depending on current. Our switching regulator is 95% efficient (measured). Based on the nominal voltage of the battery (7.4v) we have tested and calculated 2hr 12min. If after more testing this proves to be incorrect we'll adjust the figures, however we're happy with the current levels.

    Hope that goes some way to answer your question?

    LED Runtime Calculator - We use this to determine the approximate levels then back it with tests.

    @smthgfshy - We're redeveloping the current headstrap to make placement of the battery on the headstrap seamless and easy. So yes, it will be compatible

    Cheers

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    Beamshots tonight?
    DIY LED Bike Lights:
    A few Dynamo builds and some Small battery lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit View Post
    Beamshots tonight?
    Hey.....we'll try to get beam shots this weekend! In the meantime, here's a 3D image of the new QR mount that will be compatible with both the X1 and the X2. Pricing to follow

    Cheers

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    Ok, so here it is. The first beam shot of the X1. It is taken using the spot optic where trees in the background are about 70m away. We'll have some comparisons soon



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