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    Wow impressive clarity throughout the beams length. Looks like you can scan up and down the trail at speed, without the distractions that come with lesser quality beams. Thanks GD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
    Wow impressive clarity throughout the beams length. Looks like you can scan up and down the trail at speed, without the distractions that come with lesser quality beams. Thanks GD!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gharddog03 View Post
    I think you will be impressed. Gloworm developed an awesome light.
    I wish I had better equipment to take good photographs.

    Jim is awesome !!
    Yep. Officially I am!

    Firstly, a BIG UP to Jim and Action-LED. I actually ordered my XS last FRIDAY at 9:51 am and it was shipped at 10:49am. I got home last night and found it waiting for me in the kitchen!

    Needless to say, I immediately hooked it up and compared to my X2 v1 (not that I had to compare it), it was just CRAZY. The beam seems whiter too, which I like.

    Then I swapped out the stock flood lens with the additional spot and it got even better. For sure, the SSS setup is best for this light. I didn't find that I lost much spill, but the beam seemed more focused.

    It's not the focused beam of a Lupine or even the Niteriders of late, but it's white and throws very far. The Lupine and NR IMO are actually a bit too tight (well, the ones I've seen or rode with - I know Lupine has diff options for beam angle). So this is in no way a knock on the brilliant XS. I actually PREFER the beam pattern.

    I'm going out on the road tonight (can't wait) to enjoy the light. I have a 1:15 workout scheduled which I normally do on the trainer this time of the year. But it's going to be in the 40's and I want to blaze up the roads.

    The other thing was the clear step up in brightness with each click (I would mostly use the trial (1 click activation) programme) of the remote. I couldn't believe how bright the light was going from MED to HIGH. I expected only a slight increase in brightness (the jump from 70% power to 100% is not as big as from 30% to 70%) but I was pleasantly surprised. This light brings it in spades!

    I told my wife last night this would be my last light. Well, until I can get a light with much higher efficiency. Ultimately I would like a 2-cell battery lasting at least 1:30 on HIGH that I can mount on the helmet. Maybe in 5 years we'll get there with more efficient LED's and higher density batteries. For now, I'm set and just LOVE this light. I loved the X2, but this is a HUGE step up.

    Two thumbs up to Gloworm for an excellent product and Action-LED for unbeatable customer service!

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    Maybe a second xS for the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gharddog03 View Post
    Maybe a second xS for the helmet.
    Haha....actually I find the light provided from handlebar lights dissapointing. Just personal. I carry a NR cordless light as backup in case my primary light fails, so no worries there.

    But this is my take. As you reduce the altitude of your light source, the light becomes less spread out. For instance, put the light on your helmet, then down on the floor/ground. On the ground even a powerful 2000 lumen light don't light up much.

    Going from helmet height to handlebar height I find I lose so much light that I don't care for the handlebar light.

    Again, this is just personal preference. I find my helmet light sufficient as a flood and spot even up to now I've wanted more throw. Maybe the XS addresses that too. From last night's experiment it might just.

    Also, it's easier to setup just one light. I keep mine permanently mounted on a dedicated helmet with the extension cord. I just have to connect the battery, throw it in my jersey pocket and go. There's so much stuff to prepare for a ride as is that the extra light I get from a handlebar mounted light is not worth the effort for me.

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    Just bought a xs. I'm ecstatic. I just got into MTB riding and since I plan of being real safe! a light was priority. Buying the best was simple enough.

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    Good light but with rain velcros of remote switch power and battery lose some fixing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabcor View Post
    Good light but with rain velcros of remote switch power and battery lose some fixing.

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    I'm sure the light will bring you endless joy.

    With weather improving on the EC, I'm getting out 2-3 nights a week now. This light just keeps on giving.

    One of the other features I really love (first being the REMOTE - just won't do without this anymore) about this light is the 2 modes that either has 2 or 3 output levels. I find using the 2 level mode so much better than 3 levels, but the option is there if I need it.

    And there is a big improvement in efficiency of the emitters over the original X2. I definitely get more run time on the XS (at an even higher lumen level) with the same battery.

    Just LOVE this light.

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    After using the XS for about a months now, I find that the light and battery life is amazing. I also use it on the road and I often will get someone flashing their brights. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperocity View Post
    After using the XS for about a months now, I find that the light and battery life is amazing. I also use it on the road and I often will get someone flashing their brights. Lol
    It's incredibly bright. I'd suggest putting the angle pointing towards the front tyre instead of straight ahead. Especially in the dark, it will absolutely blind drivers. Some just stop completely, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davste View Post
    It's incredibly bright. I'd suggest putting the angle pointing towards the front tyre instead of straight ahead. Especially in the dark, it will absolutely blind drivers. Some just stop completely, haha!
    When using a lamp like the XS for the road it is best to not use the highest output modes unless they are really needed ( or no traffic is near you at the moment ). If you have a lamp that outputs 400 to 500 lumen, that is the maximum output that should be used for normal road use ( IMO ). This said there are moments when you might need the max output for your own protection. Fast curvy road down-hills with lots of trees and wildlife in the area are always a good reason to use a little extra light.

    And speaking of wildlife while on the road; A couple weeks ago I ran into some rather unusual wildlife while riding on the local roads at night. Seems I had a run-in with a "Two-legged motorized egg spewer". Could of been worse, they only hit my rear fender. Why people do this kind of stuff is beyond me.

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    Any other xs owners out there??

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