• 11-01-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Gloworm XS are you getting one?
    I picked up a Gloworm X2 v2 Several weeks ago just in time for my last 24hr race and I was really impressed. I used it on the helmet and ran it on ether low or med for the single tracks and off for the climbs. I was able to get about 9hrs of life out of the one 4cell battery and never thought I needed more light.

    On the bars I was borrowing a magicshine mj-856 which is probably got the best flood angle of any light ever but lacks a bit of throw. The mj-856 is a great bar light but there two things I think the XS would do better.

    1. Remote switch: I don't understand why more manufacturers aren't adding this feature? Also hope the cable is long enough to reach my thumb.

    2. Energy efficiency: with new advancement in emitter tech you get more light with less energy use so I can run a new light for twice as long with the same level of light as the old light using the same sized batteries.

    Im already running dual spot lens in the X2 helmet light so I'm planning on running 3 floods in the XS.

    Ive got a 12hr next weekend that runs into the night about 3-4 hrs so Im hoping Action LEDs get some in next week so I can test them out in what probably the last night race of the year.
  • 11-01-2013
    jbn_designs
    The XS has a considerable cost increase from the X2 so until I see some comparison pictures and reviews I'm gonna wait. I thought I had read it was available starting this week but I haven't seen it for sale yet.
  • 11-02-2013
    dgw7000
    I think their having parts problems, but we need the light now !!
  • 11-02-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I think their having parts problems, but we need the light now !!

    Not sure how that news got out! However you are correct. The heart of the XS is driven by a component (buck boost regulator) which enables to achieve high levels of efficiency....we're talking 96% average (another reason why the cost is relatively high). Additionally it means the XS will operate using any Gloworm battery. However, we have now managed to get hold of this component in regular supply and will be shipping to our distributors early in the week.

    Cheers

    Bruce
    Gloworm NZ
  • 11-02-2013
    dgw7000
    I just figured that's what the problem was, I know you guy's only use really good parts. When newer products are late coming out, that is usually the problem. That's one reason's I like your company, you tell it like it is. No ******** !!
    Do you know the weight of the lighthead ?
  • 11-03-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Ship me one direct and ill test it this weekend :)
  • 11-03-2013
    Gharddog03
    Looks like a sweet light.
  • 11-04-2013
    gulljammer
    Anybody know who the online distributor is? I'm looking for an XS system compatible with 120/60htz power (USA).
  • 11-04-2013
    dgw7000
    Actionledlights.com
  • 11-05-2013
    RojoRacing53
    What lens combo does the XS come installed with?

    2 flood 1 spot?

    How far away can I mount the remote button from the light head when used on the handlebars?

    For us single speeder and free riders running wide bars its important to get that remote button all the way over to the thumbs.
  • 11-14-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    I just figured that's what the problem was, I know you guy's only use really good parts. When newer products are late coming out, that is usually the problem. That's one reason's I like your company, you tell it like it is. No ******** !!
    Do you know the weight of the lighthead ?

    Sorry about the slow reply, busy busy trying to get these things out! Anyway the light head comes in at 99g with the helmet mount it will be 110g, with teh QR bar mount it will be 107g. Not bad for a geniune 2200 lumens.......

    Also the full system on the bar with high capacity 4 cell battery is 334g ;)

    Remote is 180mm from the light head and it comes standard with 2 spots and a flood in the middle.

    Cheers

    Bruce
    Gloworm NZ
  • 11-15-2013
    Gharddog03
    What is the amp draw on high?
  • 11-15-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Regarding the current draw.......this is one specification that we would rather not divulge. Although its not diffucult to calculate based on lumen out put etc - this will not be included in specifications.

    Sorry.....

    Cheers

    Bruce
  • 11-15-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Yeah you guys should really consider increasing that remote from lamp head length to around 250mm on the XS. 250 would be a tad long for a helmet but people could always just wrap a single time around the base for that and most riders will be using this on the bars anyways I believe. 180mm is just to short for riders using 700mm and wider bars to reach without moving our hands from the grip. If we have to take our hands off the grip then the remote kinda loses its purpose.

    Remember wrapping a wire around the handle bars because it's a few cm to long is a much smaller inconvenience then having to cut apart you brand new light and splice in a longer wire just so you can use the button.

    Thanks for keeping our suggestions in mind when making your products more awesome.
  • 11-15-2013
    pigmode
    We seriously need to get some beam shots, lens configurations, options, and batt life stats on these puppies. :rant:
  • 11-15-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Hi Pig,

    We have left the beam shots up to MTBR this year as it is entirely unbiased.

    Lens configuration as given above is 2 spots and one flood, however extra optics are available and will be included in the set.

    It has a 2hr max life on high using our new 6800mAh high capacity 4 cell battery.

    It comes with the same programming options as the new X1 and X2 - 2 predefined programmes that are customisable. One programme has two light settings the other three. Each light level is adjustable as is the special mode.

    Hope this helps?

    Cheers

    Bruce
    Gloworm NZ
  • 11-15-2013
    pigmode
    Thanks.
  • 11-17-2013
    dgw7000
    Hi Bruce,

    That 110g head weight is not bad, I think it will be perfect for helmet mounting, with the battery in my packpack. Can't wait to compare it to my Serfas True 1500 light. Great light but abit too heavy for head.
  • 11-27-2013
    Gharddog03
    Eta?
  • 11-27-2013
    dgw7000
    I here the end of next week !!
  • 11-27-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    After some initial disruptions we have finally have the Xs units ready to go. They should be available next week.
  • 11-27-2013
    NitroRC Ed
    Man how did I miss this?!?! I've got every other version so about time I get ready to add this one. Is there a pre-sale on these like the previous ones or did I miss out on that?

    Looking forward to a new big little light.

    Ed
  • 11-27-2013
    Gharddog03
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NitroRC Ed View Post
    Man how did I miss this?!?! I've got every other version so about time I get ready to add this one. Is there a pre-sale on these like the previous ones or did I miss out on that?

    Looking forward to a new big little light.


    Ed

    Lol. This looks like a must have light.
  • 11-27-2013
    NitroRC Ed
    Was just thinking tonight after my ride I needed a bit more light than my X2's so I started looking. At least I found this when they are about to come out :)
  • 11-28-2013
    Cat-man-do
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RojoRacing53 View Post
    Yeah you guys should really consider increasing that remote from lamp head length to around 250mm on the XS. 250 would be a tad long for a helmet but people could always just wrap a single time around the base for that and most riders will be using this on the bars anyways I believe. 180mm is just to short for riders using 700mm and wider bars to reach without moving our hands from the grip. If we have to take our hands off the grip then the remote kinda loses its purpose.

    Remember wrapping a wire around the handle bars because it's a few cm to long is a much smaller inconvenience then having to cut apart you brand new light and splice in a longer wire just so you can use the button.

    Thanks for keeping our suggestions in mind when making your products more awesome.

    I think this is the one point where there needs to be an immediate change. Remote wire needs at least another 50mm but another 75mm might be better. I've been told a change is coming but this can be a deal breaker if you use wider bars.

    Jim from from ActionLED was willing to make custom changes to my X2 (v3) remote wire to accommodate my need. Not sure if he would do that for others but it might be worth looking into before buying. In the end I was able to stretch my wire just long enough to make it work but I would of rather had it a little closer to my thumb. I'm just glad I got mine to work without having to ship the lamp back.
  • 11-28-2013
    Gharddog03
    220$ for lighthead.
  • 11-30-2013
    dgw7000
    Yes, 220.00 for lighthead is what I was told by Jim at ActionLed, I can't wait for some reviews and beam shots !!
  • 11-30-2013
    MRMOLE
    Usually Action's description of the lighthead only option is "everything but the battery and charger" so I'm wondering if this includes the quick-release mount since my understanding is that it is part of the 2200 package.
    Mole
  • 11-30-2013
    zeb
    If you consider buying any GW light with batterypack. Think twice.
    My pack went like this after 30 times use.Red led did not go off at all.I contacted a month ago european distributor and they promised cover it with warranty.I still have not received replacement battery pack.
  • 11-30-2013
    crgmoto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zeb View Post
    If you consider buying any GW light with batterypack. Think twice.
    My pack went like this after 30 times use.Red led did not go off at all.I contacted a month ago european distributor and they promised cover it with warranty.I still have not received replacement battery pack.

    Hi Seppo
    We replied to your email about this. A replacement was posted to Finland in October but we didn't know until you contacted us this week that you had not received it. Royal Mail are trying to locate the item and another will be sent if that one is not found.
    Cheers
  • 11-30-2013
    Gloworm Manufacture
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zeb View Post
    If you consider buying any GW light with batterypack. Think twice.
    My pack went like this after 30 times use.Red led did not go off at all.I contacted a month ago european distributor and they promised cover it with warranty.I still have not received replacement battery pack.

    Hey All

    This issue has been rectified. When this issue was identified we made an immediate change to the battery setup. It is now working seamlessly as it should be.

    We appreciate any feedback such as this as it ensures we can provide consumers with answers and solutions a dynamic manner.

    Cheers

    Bruce
    Gloworm NZ
  • 11-30-2013
    SoCal-Rider
    Gloworm XS are you getting one?
    ^^^classy response. Way to take the high road. There's enough childish bickering on this site.
  • 12-02-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Just preordered my XS with ActionLedLights using the cyber Monday coupon code for a little extra savings.
  • 12-02-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey All

    This issue has been rectified. When this issue was identified we made an immediate change to the battery setup. It is now working seamlessly as it should be.

    We appreciate any feedback such as this as it ensures we can provide consumers with answers and solutions a dynamic manner.

    Cheers

    Bruce
    Gloworm NZ

    You know I wasn't going to worry about it and honestly at this point it doesn't seem to be that big a problem since the battery is alway in my back pack but. I ordered my gloworm X2 v2 just over a month ago from actionledlights, like a week before the v3 came out:madman:. I used it a couple times and the battery gauge seem to work ok but honestly I didn't really pay much attention to it the first few rides. Then after charging it one day then unplugging it and setting on the work bench I noticed two days later the little 100% led was still lit green:skep:. Several more rides later and I haven't seen any of the battery gauge LEDs light up at all during use or charging.

    The pack seem to charge and run the lights just fine for several hours but now that I'm getting the XS for the handlebars I'm thinking for the cost of these batteries it would be nice to look down at my battery and see if I should swap it or go another lap during my next solo 24hr.

    Let me know what you guys think should I be looking to get it fixed or just say hell with it and keep going?
  • 12-06-2013
    Action LED Lights
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RojoRacing53 View Post
    You know I wasn't going to worry about it and honestly at this point it doesn't seem to be that big a problem since the battery is alway in my back pack but. I ordered my gloworm X2 v2 just over a month ago from actionledlights, like a week before the v3 came out:madman:. I used it a couple times and the battery gauge seem to work ok but honestly I didn't really pay much attention to it the first few rides. Then after charging it one day then unplugging it and setting on the work bench I noticed two days later the little 100% led was still lit green:skep:. Several more rides later and I haven't seen any of the battery gauge LEDs light up at all during use or charging.

    The pack seem to charge and run the lights just fine for several hours but now that I'm getting the XS for the handlebars I'm thinking for the cost of these batteries it would be nice to look down at my battery and see if I should swap it or go another lap during my next solo 24hr.

    Let me know what you guys think should I be looking to get it fixed or just say hell with it and keep going?

    RojoRacing53,

    Just get ahold of me off line and we'll get a new one coming your way. You can continue using the one you have until it arrives. (Wouldn't want you to miss any rides.)
  • 12-09-2013
    Action LED Lights
    On the way!
    The Gloworm XS's are finally on the way. :thumbsup: They should arrive by next Monday, Friday if were lucky but considering the time of year probably not.
    I appreciate Gloworm taking the time to make sure everything is right but the wait has been tough.
  • 12-14-2013
    dgw7000
    My wife ordered me a lighthead kit for Christmas, no "bat. or charger" for sale price this month 198.00.
    Not bad, and it comes with the really nice 40.00 dollar bar mount with the kit. I will use 40.00 dollar SolorStorm x3 about 1500 lumens on the helmet, should be a nice combo. Gemini 4 cell 5200mah battery for the x3 and Xeecon 6 cell 7800mah for the XS on bars. Total of 350.00 for setup. I will post when I get with some picts.
  • 12-15-2013
    Brooks04
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dgw7000 View Post
    My wife ordered me a lighthead kit for Christmas, no "bat. or charger" for sale price this month 198.00.
    Not bad, and it comes with the really nice 40.00 dollar bar mount with the kit. I will use 40.00 dollar SolorStorm x3 about 1500 lumens on the helmet, should be a nice combo. Gemini 4 cell 5200mah battery for the x3 and Xeecon 6 cell 7800mah for the XS on bars. Total of 350.00 for setup. I will post when I get with some picts.

    Nice setup for the money. I ride with a Gloworm X2 on my bars and tried a SolorStorm X2 on my helmet. The SSX2 was nice on the helmet as far as size and lightweight, but I found it just didn't offer much of a spot beam for throw. For turning and stuff it was definitely better than not having helmet light. I now use the Gloworm X1 on my helmet and it works great with the Gloworm X2 on the bar. It is small, lightweight and throws really well. Nice thing with the Gloworms is that you can buy just the lightheads and they work the most common connector type style batteries.

    That Gloworm XS lighthead should be a killer light. What a nice Christmas gift - you must have a wonderful wife! I really like the Gloworm products and dealing with Action LED lights and Gloworm is nothing but top notch.
  • 12-15-2013
    pigmode
    Any comments on the solidity of the stock XS mount? Looks like the XS lighthead cantilevers quite far.
  • 12-15-2013
    crgmoto
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pigmode View Post
    Any comments on the solidity of the stock XS mount? Looks like the XS lighthead cantilevers quite far.

    The Gloworm QR mount is CNC'd from billet so tougher than it's petite looks might suggest plus the XS light head is only 110g so there is very little weight to deal with.
  • 12-15-2013
    dgw7000
    The light weight of the XS head is one of the reason's I decided to get it, if I want to put on helmet I can. My Serfas True 1500 is I feel too heavy for the helmet, the color and quality of light beam with Serfas is the best I have so far. Very well designed and never over- heats. I have also Gemini Xera and Duo, SolorStrom x2 and x3. The Duo has some problems heat and Dims on long rides.
    This will be my first Gloworm product, I think the XS will be a great light. You get what you pay for. We'll see !!
  • 12-20-2013
    Action LED Lights
    2 Attachment(s)
    The XS has arrived!!!
    Our shipment of Gloworm XS's has just arrived and I quickly got one onto the beam test stand. This light blows away anything else we sell. I had to switch scales on the light meter to get a reading.

    Attachment 856306

    (Just noticed the SSS and SFS labels are reversed)
    If your comparing this graph to others be sure and note that we had to increase the Y-axis to 2400 lux to fit it in.
    The only down side is that, as discussed previously, the flood lenses need work. The only real effect they have is to waste part of the light. So the SSS configuration is the best IMO. The light comes with SFS installed but has an extra spot and flood optic in the kit.

    I tried to get rid of this second graph but there's something I don't know.
  • 12-20-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Hey Jim, less testing more shipping ;)

    Thanks for the graph I really life the way you graphs lay it out and they have been super helpful in understanding a lot of what the lights you sell have to offer. Keep up the good work.
  • 12-20-2013
    Gharddog03
    Damn light is looking good. Might have to pull the trigger.:madman: The warden is not going to be happy:madmax:
  • 12-21-2013
    rescay
    I just pulled the trigger on the Gloworm XS and the newest X1 for my helmet. So far I am loving my X2 v3.1 and cannot wait to check out the new XS!

    I am very pleased with Jim's customer service at Action-LED! I am a new customer but have already called him several times with questions and he always takes the time to answer. Jim has also been great with giving advice, quickly resolving problems, and getting parts or replacements out quickly. I know I can be a picky pain in the ass but because Jim seems to be able to deal with it, he'll continue to get my money but I think I'll give the poor guy a break and start emailing him. LOL

    Thanks again Jim!
    Bobby
  • 12-24-2013
    RojoRacing53
    My XS just arrived and everything looks to be in order. First off the alum quick release bar mount is way beyond what I would have expect in it being super solid and very trim and clean looking. If you've been reluctant to spent the money on the gloworm quick release bar mount because it looks very narrow and you suspect the light head will bounce around a lot. Well your going to be very surprise and how strong this thing can clamp on. The user interface is rock solid with a quick single press for trail mode and a double tap for commuter mode.

    I just flipped it one really quick to make sure the light works as intended, the fuel gauge on the new larger capacity 6800mA battery is working. I'll see about testing it tomorrow night in conjunction with the X2 V3 on the helmet.

    Again thanks goes out to Jim at Action LED Lights - Brilliant lighting for all your biking & outdoor sporting activities. for his excellent service and support.
  • 12-24-2013
    Gharddog03
    Love to see some pics!
  • 12-24-2013
    RojoRacing53
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Gharddog03 View Post
    Love to see some pics!

    All I've got is an I-phone for a camera so do you want some mounted on the bike shots or beam shots?
  • 12-24-2013
    Gharddog03
    Any pics would be appreciated.:thumbsup:
  • 12-24-2013
    derekbob
    I would love some mounted shots, please. I haven't seen the new mount in anything other than a computer rendering.