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    Gloworm Batteries

    Has anyone compared these cells to stander 4400 MS batteries?
    I can't decide whether or not to pick up a couple of new cells.
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    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Checking the data sheet it looks to be about the right size. In the mean time I thought I'd share my thoughts.

    Judging from the wall beam shot it does look like the Tina has a bit more of a spot. Now as good as that sounds I'm still not sure it would work. For one the emitter cavity on the Tina optic might not be large enough to properly seat the optic as it is designed for XP series emitters. ( ..and not the larger dome of the XM-L ). If that's true I'm not sure it would be a good idea to have the optic resting directly on the emitter dome. Now if you could find a way to shim the optic so it was not resting directly on the dome than maybe that would work. Of course if you lift the optic you might lose some peripheral output but the trade off might be worth it if you only use one.

    Another personal observation is that there may be some distortion at the edge of the hotspot. Let me explain that a bit further. It's been my observation that when dealing with LEDs that if you use an optic or reflector not particularly designed for that emitter that there can be what I will call "prismatic distortion" in the beam pattern. My theory is that the main section of light is bright white while on the edge the beam fades and has a "greenish tint". I've seen this effect with different reflectors but have no stock pile of optics to know if it applies with them as well. As long as the edge of the beam pattern transitions properly and has no "noticeable" green tint I would be happy. I figure it's worth a shot.

    Now if there is a bit of green you might try using only one. If anyone decides to give a set of these a shot please be sure to post up.

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    I like to see that Tina beamshot out on the road including if there is any changes in the tint. I have a slight greenish tint with my gen 1 Gloworm with the spot optic but that can easily change depending on the specific of the optics. From the wallo beamshot, it does seem as if the Tina has a differnt tint but that can be cause from the camera and my screen.

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    New question here.

    Hi Bruce

    I just have a question about the headstrap. On your site it says "Additionally it can also mount on the handlebar or on the supplied headstrap (it can also be mounted on a rifle or hunting bow!)."

    Which is what I saw when I ordered it on Thursday, however I just noticed it is not listed as being one of the contents of the hard-shell carry case. So does it come with one or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hell Knight View Post
    Hi Bruce

    I just have a question about the headstrap. On your site it says "Additionally it can also mount on the handlebar or on the supplied headstrap (it can also be mounted on a rifle or hunting bow!)."

    Which is what I saw when I ordered it on Thursday, however I just noticed it is not listed as being one of the contents of the hard-shell carry case. So does it come with one or not?
    Hell Knight,

    Yes, the handlebar mount can be also used to mount it on your riffle or hunting bow. Everything is included in your package.

    Happy Easter everybody.

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    Okay, I was just asking whether it came with the headstrap or not - I just quoted the whole paragraph from your site.

    Also, could you please tell me if you'll be sending it out on Tuesday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hell Knight View Post
    Okay, I was just asking whether it came with the headstrap or not - I just quoted the whole paragraph from your site.

    Also, could you please tell me if you'll be sending it out on Tuesday?
    Hell Knight,

    Sorry if I got you confused.
    The head strap is not used for the riffle but the bar mount which is included in the package. Head strap should be purchased as an extra accessory. Bruce will be shipping things after holidays, on Tuesday.



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    Wink

    Do I get a free headstrap for warning you of the false advertising, as it currently says "supplied headstrap" on the site?

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    @Gloworm:

    That's strange, I was under the impression that the head strap was indeed included but wasn't ready by the time of the original release and was to be delivered separately, later. Was this just prerelease customers?

    Anyway, I'm still awaiting with bated (baited?) breath the V2. I will probably order 2. Will they have a choice of lenses, like the V1?
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    I always thought the headstrap was offered as an extra option only.

    Looking at the Gloworm website which has the V2 available for order, it has both spot and eliptical optic available as extra so gather they are your choices, no flood though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    I always thought the headstrap was offered as an extra option only.

    Looking at the Gloworm website which has the V2 available for order, it has both spot and eliptical optic available as extra so gather they are your choices, no flood though
    Well that's a surprise. As a past pre-release customer I haven't gotten a discount code or anything yet on my e-mail from Gloworm. I assumed the product wasn't ready for release yet.

    @ Gloworm....Any comments on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Well that's a surprise. As a past pre-release customer I haven't gotten a discount code or anything yet on my e-mail from Gloworm. I assumed the product wasn't ready for release yet.

    @ Gloworm....Any comments on this?
    Hello guys,

    @ Cat,
    No worries. The X2 is available in NZ now for the last 1 or 2 days. Soon you will also receive your code. We are doing some website and e-shop updates which are directly connected with the special offer. A bit patience and we won't let you down for sure

    @Graxxor
    The headstrap was always an extra choice

    @Hell Knight
    Thank you for the warning. I'll get Bruce to include some candies to your package

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    @Hell Knight
    Thank you for the warning. I'll get Bruce to include some candies to your package

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    Cheers Vag

    I see Bruce updated my order to shipped this afternoon

    I'll probably be the first person on here to get one (being that I live in New Zealand), so i'll post my impressions when I get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Looks a lot brighter in the beamshot. Have you tried it outside yet?

    Is it a double Tina or did you replace one or both optics. Also, was the first pic the spot-spot combo or standard spot-flood.

    I'd like to replce my spot-spot optic with something tighter if possible. A few millimetres bigger at this scale would make a noticeable difference. I presume the "Tina" doesn't use the little plastic holders that come with the optics.

    Finlly, where did u get the "Tina" from in the first place and how much was it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I'd like to know the answer to this as well. Checking the data sheet it looks to be about the right size. In the mean time I thought I'd share my thoughts.

    Judging from the wall beam shot it does look like the Tina has a bit more of a spot. Now as good as that sounds I'm still not sure it would work. For one the emitter cavity on the Tina optic might not be large enough to properly seat the optic as it is designed for XP series emitters. ( ..and not the larger dome of the XM-L ). If that's true I'm not sure it would be a good idea to have the optic resting directly on the emitter dome. Now if you could find a way to shim the optic so it was not resting directly on the dome than maybe that would work. Of course if you lift the optic you might lose some peripheral output but the trade off might be worth it if you only use one.

    Another personal observation is that there may be some distortion at the edge of the hotspot. Let me explain that a bit further. It's been my observation that when dealing with LEDs that if you use an optic or reflector not particularly designed for that emitter that there can be what I will call "prismatic distortion" in the beam pattern. My theory is that the main section of light is bright white while on the edge the beam fades and has a "greenish tint". I've seen this effect with different reflectors but have no stock pile of optics to know if it applies with them as well. As long as the edge of the beam pattern transitions properly and has no "noticeable" green tint I would be happy. I figure it's worth a shot.

    Now if there is a bit of green you might try using only one. If anyone decides to give a set of these a shot please be sure to post up.
    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    I like to see that Tina beamshot out on the road including if there is any changes in the tint. I have a slight greenish tint with my gen 1 Gloworm with the spot optic but that can easily change depending on the specific of the optics. From the wallo beamshot, it does seem as if the Tina has a differnt tint but that can be cause from the camera and my screen.
    Hi guys,
    I got Tina from cutter's, it's about AUD 6.50 but shipping and handling costs add up....Its the Tina RS (real spot) 6.5 deg lens as you posted. There is no discernible shift in tint but as Cat mentioned and i noticed in my message, i'm not sure how this is seated on the xm-l led. I used no lens holder, of course and i think that placing it directly on the xml might actually make this lens work better than in other cases. I can't check it from the side, as i have no xml's lying around at the moment, otherwise i would have check it ex ante. However, i take it that if the seating was totally off-as in other cases- there would be a reduction in overall light.....
    The shots were taken showing light from one lens AT A TIME, as i had the other lens covered, so the changes in the the beam are the ones you see. The tint is as it appears in reality, at least from my sony laptop that is. Will try to get trail photos soon.....

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    Just got my order. We ordered three V1's, they got delayed and so as a bonus we got two V1's and one V2. I'll try and do some kind of comparo between them.

    Any tips for the helmet mount? I'm assuming that I should cut the velcro down to size for my helmet, but I just wanted to make sure before I get out the scissors.

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    Over the weekend I got a chance to use the X2 on a very rugged trail. I was only using the *Adventure program so the high output was only 900lm. I thought the lamp worked very well but as I have said before it doesn't reach as well on trails as on the road. I really do like the 500 lumen mode though. A nice amount a light with excellent run time. Next time out I'll use the *Trail Program to see if the added boost ( 1200 lumen ) makes any noticeable difference.

    ( **Just noting here that the X2 has 4 separate menu's to choose from. This is one of the things that makes it such a great bike light. )

    Wow...couldn't believe how dry the trails were this weekend. They were "Bone Freek'in Dry". This is the best Spring we've had in this part of the country in years. I am loving every minute of it. Time to get more mountain biking in. ( Ahhhh! ) Boy do my legs hurt though.

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    Hi All

    So the moment you have all been waiting for and about 3 weeks late...sorry. The beamshots of the new X2 version 2 are here.

    I have taken 2 sets. First demonstrates throw the next beam pattern and brightness.

    Throw - cone 1 is 25m (82ft), cone 2 is 50m (165ft), trees are 60m (198ft)



    Beam Pattern - I stood to the side to give a better perspective of the beam. The tree in the middle is 20m from where I stood.



    Discalimer - a couple of the shots where not pointing at exactly the same point...sorry again.

    The X2 come loaded with spot/diffuse as standard.

    Personally, I think this beam pattern is perfect, especially with the extra throw generated. We're quite chuffed with the results and you will get your chance soon. The release of the X2 version 2 for presales customers will occur on Friday (anyone else can buy too..but at the normal price). We will email the lucky few and then you can redeem your coupons on the site!

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    Sweet, looks good Bruce, glad I waited for V2.

    I was looking forward to testing mine out when it turns up in the next day or so, but unfortunately it won't be on my bike, as I just found out today (when I was about to go out for a ride) that my frame is cracked...

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    Hi Bruce, looks great!

    a question, in the first lot of beam shots, the diffuse/ diffuse seems to give more throw than the one labelled spot/ diffuse, is this correct or is the light pointing at the ground a bit more in that photo?

    I presume diffuse is what is called eliptical as an extra option on the web site?

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    To be honest, the spot/diffuse was actually pointing more towards the ground.

    Diffuse is the new flood and elliptical will not be offered...at least for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    To be honest, the spot/diffuse was actually pointing more towards the ground.

    Diffuse is the new flood and elliptical will not be offered...at least for now.

    Cheers

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    Will the lenses from V1 work on the V2, like the elliptical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndisgii View Post
    Will the lenses from V1 work on the V2, like the elliptical?
    Unfortunately the V2 was designed with larger optics to increase the quality of the beam pattern and throw of the unit.

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    Anyone get their special offer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    Anyone get their special offer?
    Emails will be sent out within the next 3 hours! One code per order, valid for one week only! You will have the option to buy either the full set or the light head only.

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    This is a good news !

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    I'm just curious about the 1300 lumens mode in Bush. Is it not meant to be used for extended periods? Or is it totally fine to use that for riding?

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    Hello,

    E-mails for the special offer are send. In case we forgot any of you just drop us an e-mail and we'll look at it.

    @micah356
    It is fine to use the Bush mode for riding.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hello,

    E-mails for the special offer are send. In case we forgot any of you just drop us an e-mail and we'll look at it.

    @micah356
    It is fine to use the Bush mode for riding.

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    Hey Shannon,

    You are totally right. Now that the V2 is out you should see a Gloworm adv. pretty soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hey Shannon,

    You are totally right. Now that the V2 is out you should see a Gloworm adv. pretty soon.

    Cheers,
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    Good. Are you guys going to Sea Otter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Emails will be sent out within the next 3 hours! One code per light purchased, valid for one week only! You will have the option to buy either the full set or the light head only.

    Cheers

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    Just got my email Already responded with my request for a full set - can't wait to see how it compares to the first generation!

    I want to thank Gloworm again for this fantastic support of the people who took a chance ordering the first generation light before it was in production. And also for listening to feedback to improve the next generation so quickly. That's great customer support!

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    Yep, I got my offer as well. I'll be getting just the light head though as before. @Gloworm in my haste to get the e-mail off I forgot to mention I wanted the Light head only. A minute later I followed with the updated request. Sorry about that. My old eyes are a little foggy when I first get up.

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    I am going to go for a full set of the version 2. I can't resist such a generous offer by Glowworm. And so my bike light collection continues to grow.

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    Coupon code received and placed for the complete light set. Can't wait to get it!

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    I got my coupon ( code ) as well but I have a question. On the website there is a place to
    to order the Complete set - X2 ( Version 2 ) however if you want the light head only I am a little confused.
    In the product list there is a box for ordering the light head only but there is no mention of it being the "Version 2 ". Is this the box I use or not? I thought I would ask before placing the order.

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    I sent a question off to Vag on Friday night, but haven't go a response. I bought two V1s so I'm hoping I'll get 2 codes.... Haven't heard back from him yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    I sent a question off to Vag on Friday night, but haven't go a response. I bought two V1s so I'm hoping I'll get 2 codes.... Haven't heard back from him yet.
    I bought two then too and he said:

    Unfortunately the offer is restricted to 1 unit.

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    Pricing with code question

    So the cart says the following:

    light kit $102
    headstrap $18
    lens $8
    NZD 15% $22 ???

    Total $167

    So what is NZD and why is it $167 total? Adding all of the above only comes up to $150

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndisgii View Post
    So the cart says the following:

    light kit $102
    headstrap $18
    lens $8
    NZD 15% $22 ???

    Total $167

    So what is NZD and why is it $167 total? Adding all of the above only comes up to $150
    When you first visit the gloworm website there is a currency toggle on the bottom left side of the page, change currency from New Zealand Dollars to US Dollars (or whatever currency suits your country if applicable).

    I noticed a problem too. When I used the special offer code it was 101.47 USD rather than 100 USD. I think the shopping cart system has bugs.

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    While riding last night at my local trails nearing the end of my ride, the light flashed several times and went to a lower power. Took me a few moments to realize I haven't charged my battery recently and this is the low battery indicator. Still had plenty of juice to finish my ride though. I had my Betty with me on the bars so it didn't slow me down any.

    It turned out to be a rather eerie ride though because recently there was a fire in the woods there and all of a sudden I got to the the burned out area and it was very strange looking especially at night with my lights. Reminds me of being in a Silent Hill movie when everything go to heck after you hear a creepy siren. I had a great night ride though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndisgii View Post
    So the cart says the following:

    light kit $102
    headstrap $18
    lens $8
    NZD 15% $22 ???

    Total $167

    So what is NZD and why is it $167 total? Adding all of the above only comes up to $150
    NZD 15% is a tax that doesn't apply if it is being shipped to the US. If you enter your address in the system it should update and be removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxpossum View Post
    NZD 15% is a tax that doesn't apply if it is being shipped to the US. If you enter your address in the system it should update and be removed.
    I had the same problem with GST being charged, even when I logged in (so I assumed the system knew I was in the US.). I didn't change the currency on the first page as first, but even when I went back to change that, it still showed GST in my order summary. BUT...when you go through the ordering process, after entering your address showing it is being shipped to the US, the GST charge disappears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker View Post
    I had the same problem with GST being charged, even when I logged in (so I assumed the system knew I was in the US.). I didn't change the currency on the first page as first, but even when I went back to change that, it still showed GST in my order summary. BUT...when you go through the ordering process, after entering your address showing it is being shipped to the US, the GST charge disappears.
    Hi Guys,

    Becasue of the fluctuation in the $$ we have set the discount code to be as close as possible to realising $100 total or $50 total when ordering. So this will go up/down over the next week but shouldn't be by more than plus or minus $5.

    Also as stated by Agoura, the GST will disappear on the completion of the process just before you pay.

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    I still have not received my coupon code

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    hello guys,

    For the ones that did not receive the coupon or have a question please send us a PM and we'll deal with it ASAP.

    Cheers,
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    I got my promo code from Gloworm today... yay...

    Unfortunately, Vag said promo codes were limited to one per person and not one per purchase.... So I was a little bit disappointed, to be honest considering that I purchased two off the bat.

    I suppose that's the problem with managing customer expectations, isn't it... I wasn't expecting a deal on the V2 in any case, and once they offered it, I just assumed (perhaps unfairly) that I'd get two codes...

    I wanted to run a matched pair on the bars, since I was having so much fun with two X2 v1 on the bars... But I guess I'll be fine with a V2 spot/spot and the V1 elliptical "mega flood" running strobe duties on the road...

    But still, it's a great price at $100 for light head and I'm sure I'll be happy with it.
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    Running the X2 in "Programming Mode"

    I don't know if this will have any long term effect on the longevity of the light or whether it chews through the battery any quicker than normal, or whether there are any other adverse effects, but I have started running my X2 elliptical^2 in "programming mode".

    By this, I mean, from the off state, holding the power button down for 6 or so seconds until it gives a brief flash, after that it enters programming mode.

    The program selected is indicated by one of four modes:

    1) Dim (100lm?) - Bush
    2) Bright (1000lm?) - Trail
    3) Flasher (700lm) - Commuter
    4) Emergency Beacon (1200lm?) - Adventure.

    By pressing the button, one can cycle between these four modes.

    To exit the programming mode without selecting a new program, simply hold down the power button until the unit is completely off before releasing it.

    I find this to be really useful. Why?

    In dark, secluded roads, I tend to use mode 1 or 2 to light the way, but in busy, city streets, I use mode 3.
    However, stopped at the red-light at junctions at night, I have found that the flash mode causes oncoming motorists to flash me or at least give me the "evil eye". Not to mention making peds cover their eyes when crossing in front of me.

    So, I change to mode 4 at junctions which sets the 2 second beacon.
    It is perfect for getting the drivers' attentions but is not distracting enough to annoy them...

    I like to consider this as the 5th mode of my X2 and am using it more and more of late when on the busy roads of Tokyo.

    Anyone else tried this?
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    I'm in the same boat - as soon as I heard about the discount I was prepared for two more lights. I had done two pre-order purchases on the V1 so was hoping I could get 2 of the new ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    ....In dark, secluded roads, I tend to use mode 1 or 2 to light the way, but in busy, city streets, I use mode 3.
    However, stopped at the red-light at junctions at night, I have found that the flash mode causes oncoming motorists to flash me or at least give me the "evil eye". Not to mention making peds cover their eyes when crossing in front of me.

    So, I change to mode 4 at junctions which sets the 2 second beacon.
    It is perfect for getting the drivers' attentions but is not distracting enough to annoy them...

    I like to consider this as the 5th mode of my X2 and am using it more and more of late when on the busy roads of Tokyo.

    Anyone else tried this?
    I am using the "Adventure mode" for road use primarily. The pulsed flash ( 2sec@1200lm ) is perfect for day or late evening road use. Once it gets to twilight or complete darkness though it's best
    to just use the regular light modes. The 1200 lumen pulse is a little over-whelming when dark or at twilight.

    The flash on the "Commuter Program" is just too fast and too bright. I'd like to see this one change to one pulse ever 1.5 sec @ 100 lumen. Just enough to get attention during low light conditions without being over-whelming.

    Tonight I used my X2 in the "Trail Program". I really only used the boost mode a couple of times. There really isn't a big difference in long throw from High to Boost but what does change in the upper levels is "how much more you see in the area directly in front of you to the just beyond 75 ft mark. This turned out to be very useful when descending threw rocky, rut-laden terrain at speed. If you fail to see that loose rock or piece of stick you could easily find yourself scrapping the remains of your as* off the ground.

    Since I'm posting this I might as well talk about something else I notice tonight using my X2. ALL THE LOW MODES ON THIS LAMP ARE MOST EXCELLENT. Even the lowest mode ( stated as 100 lumen ) is very useful. Both the 300 lumen ( trail menu ) and the 500 lumen mode ( adventure menu ) are excellent for all around riding. I really think the people who do the endurance events are really going to like the X2's for this reason.

    My ride tonight was an almost perfect ride. Trails firm, bone dry and fast as all get-out. I was also glad to see that someone had removed all the large dead-fall from last year which had really messed up my favorite trail. Too bad I had to hurry home to do my taxes....yeah, I'm one of those wait-to-the-last-minute-people.

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    I took my X2 V2 out on a walk in the forest last week and was quite impressed - I actually forgot half through it was a pitch black moonless night - can't wait to test it out on a bike!

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    I'm still waiting on my coupon codes. So is the 'one week' from the day we receive the code or from when it was first being sent out.

    Seriously only one code per person even if I bought 2 sets? I want matching lights as does everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matchpoint View Post
    I'm still waiting on my coupon codes. So is the 'one week' from the day we receive the code or from when it was first being sent out.

    Seriously only one code per person even if I bought 2 sets? I want matching lights as does everyone else.
    That was my first reaction, but I realised if I wrote it out like that, I'd sound a bit greedy... Yes I was expecting two, but to be honest. A $50 light head and %50 battery of this quality is a steal...

    But, yes I want a matched set, even if just for the ćsthetics!

    Still, it does mean I have some money left over towards one of Pethelman's fire-breathing DS-500s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matchpoint View Post
    I'm still waiting on my coupon codes. So is the 'one week' from the day we receive the code or from when it was first being sent out.

    Seriously only one code per person even if I bought 2 sets? I want matching lights as does everyone else.
    Just to make sure you don't miss out I would send Gloworm a PM. It took a little more than 12hrs to get mine so if you don't get it by tomorrow I would send the PM ASAP if I were you.

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    The website is starting to get a bit annoying. Am I doing something wrong or is it bugged?

    Although it's actually fast enough to use it now, after logging in, selecting the full set and entering my discount code, I can't click the "Apply" button. There is no response. Nothing Happens.

    So I guess I can't get a discount?

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    I just tried it on my iPhone using the built in safari and Perfect Browser... No joy...
    Am I missing something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    The website is starting to get a bit annoying. Am I doing something wrong or is it bugged?

    Although it's actually fast enough to use it now, after logging in, selecting the full set and entering my discount code, I can't click the "Apply" button. There is no response. Nothing Happens.

    So I guess I can't get a discount?

    p.s. I use Safari 5 on the Mac.
    Not just you but me too. Tried to order one Saturday. I enter the coupon code, click appy and nothing happens. Took it all the way to the payment page and pricing still shows full listed price. Aborted process and tried it again using lower case alphabet and still no discount. So I aborted that and emailed Vag and now awaiting for a reply.......( Houston, I think we have a problem )

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    That was my first reaction, but I realised if I wrote it out like that, I'd sound a bit greedy... Yes I was expecting two, but to be honest. A $50 light head and %50 battery of this quality is a steal...

    But, yes I want a matched set, even if just for the ćsthetics!
    I read 1 per order not 1 per person/household. Not trying to be greedy but it's like the new set being the 3rd wheel and no one to play with

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    Not just you but me too. Tried to order one Saturday. I enter the coupon code, click appy and nothing happens. Took it all the way to the payment page and pricing still shows full listed price. Aborted process and tried it again using lower case alphabet and still no discount. So I aborted that and emailed Vag and now awaiting for a reply.......( Houston, I think we have a problem )
    I can't remember everything exactly but the discount comes at the very end. Just make sure you put the code into the box. Still, even after it doesn't show a discount until after you put the c card in and press pay. That's when all the magic happens. Sure wish paypal was an option. Now if you complete the entire process and it doesn't show the discount you have a problem. At the very end I think the price on mine ( light head only ) was ~ $63 NZD...or ~ $51 USD if you will. If they had paypal you would of had the option to bail when it went over to paypal and saw something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I can't remember everything exactly but the discount comes at the very end. Just make sure you put the code into the box. Still, even after it doesn't show a discount until after you put the c card in and press pay. That's when all the magic happens. Sure wish paypal was an option. Now if you complete the entire process and it doesn't show the discount you have a problem. At the very end I think the price on mine ( light head only ) was ~ $63 NZD...or ~ $51 USD if you will. If they had paypal you would of had the option to bail when it went over to paypal and saw something wrong.
    Hi All

    I have just run a test on using the coupon code (again). Simply enter the code then click apply. The code should appear on the right at the top of the product price summary. I have just completed the process on Firefox and Explorer and it works on both occassions.

    I will let the web developer know it is not working on Apple design Safari.

    Also, sorry about the confusion with 1 coupon vs 2. The wording we used was one coupon per order (meaning you order 1,2...or 10 lights - it is still just one order). Either way as has been stated above you are getting a prettty good light for not much of an outlay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hi All

    I have just run a test on using the coupon code (again). Simply enter the code then click apply. The code should appear on the right at the top of the product price summary. I have just completed the process on Firefox and Explorer and it works on both occassions.

    I will let the web developer know it is not working on Apple design Safari.

    Also, sorry about the confusion with 1 coupon vs 2. The wording we used was one coupon per order (meaning you order 1,2...or 10 lights - it is still just one order). Either way as has been stated above you are getting a prettty good light for not much of an outlay.

    Cheers

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    Still not working. I just completed a transaction with coupon code and final payment process was $126.65 with extra lens for a lighthead only.

    PM being sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    Still not working. I just completed a transaction with coupon code and final payment process was $126.65 with extra lens for a lighthead only.

    PM being sent.
    I had the same problem using IE8 and Safari, but it works just fine with Firefox 11 and the coupon is applied.

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    No problem with firefox 11 (Linux). I just completed a transaction with coupon code and final payment process was $127,22 with extra lens for a full set only.

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    Nice work folks, looks like the site is Firefox only! I used firefox and all was ok (apart from the erroneous cart total shown in the top right of the screen). Checked out @NZ$127 or thereabouts.

    Still not working. I just completed a transaction with coupon code and final payment process was $126.65 with extra lens for a lighthead only.

    PM being sent.
    Coleen,
    Are you sure it's not NZ$... it seems $127 is the standard price in NZ$ which works out at about US$103 currently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matchpoint View Post
    I read 1 per order not 1 per person/household. Not trying to be greedy but it's like the new set being the 3rd wheel and no one to play with
    Yes, so if I had made two separate orders, one at home and one at my business address, I could have (by their rules) legitimately had two... Live by the sword, die by the sword...

    Still seems a bit unfair, but then I keep telling myself I'm still getting a good deal.
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    Gloworm X2 v1 Longevity

    Anyone had theirs fail yet?
    As you may all know, I purchased two.
    One set as double spot and one double elliptical.

    The double spot went dim on me the other night, wiggling the cable where it comes out of the case brought it back to full brightness... Hmmm... dodgy, I thought

    sure enough, it died on me. Complete failure.

    Gloworm were excellently quick to respond, even though I am overseas, they honor a free return post international... NOW THAT'S SERVICE.

    What's more, they'll replace the failed V1 with a V2! Sent with my next purchase...

    Way to go Gloworm!
    That's the benefit of dealing with a quality manufacturer. they stand by their products, even on the other side of the world!
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    GraXXor, after all the effort you put into posting up photos and beamshots, I think you probably deserve a freebie anyway! :-)
    I'm travelling at the moment and only have basic email access, hopefully i have some wifi access on my iPad soon, but if the coupon doesnt work on Safari, i may be in trouble trying to order before Saturday......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    GraXXor, after all the effort you put into posting up photos and beamshots, I think you probably deserve a freebie anyway! :-)
    I'm travelling at the moment and only have basic email access, hopefully i have some wifi access on my iPad soon, but if the coupon doesnt work on Safari, i may be in trouble trying to order before Saturday......
    Well I guess I was one of the lucky ones ( Firefox rules!... ) Do keep in mind when the final total comes up that you still have to do the currency conversion.

    For people using the Gloworm website I suppose you could also put the discount code and some billing instructions into the box intended for shipping instruction. When I ordered mine I figured that if the discount didn't show up I could always PM or e-mail Gloworm about the issue. They dealt fairly with me before so no reason to doubt them now.

    When I was ordering mine I was having a problem with the password. Then it ( the website ) started telling me that someone else had my e-mail address... I quickly PM'd Gloworm about the issue. Moments later I figured out what I had did wrong. When I looked back at my e-mail Gloworm had already responded and mentioned that "He knew" I had figured out the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Nice work folks, looks like the site is Firefox only! I used firefox and all was ok (apart from the erroneous cart total shown in the top right of the screen). Checked out @NZ$127 or thereabouts.



    Coleen,
    Are you sure it's not NZ$... it seems $127 is the standard price in NZ$ which works out at about US$103 currently.
    It was in US dollar even after the final transaction. I PM Gloworm and they right away credit me back the difference That was a quick response to my surprise and good customer service.

    My browser I am using is an older version of IE on an 4 years old Netbook running XP. That may have something to do with the site compatibility. My SO has all the newer computer and I get the older left over stuff, but at least I get to keep the latest bicycle offering exceptfor the fact he thinks I have became a "girl gone wild with bicycle lights" from all the lights I have purchase recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    GraXXor, after all the effort you put into posting up photos and beamshots, I think you probably deserve a freebie anyway! :-)
    I'm travelling at the moment and only have basic email access, hopefully i have some wifi access on my iPad soon, but if the coupon doesnt work on Safari, i may be in trouble trying to order before Saturday......
    Vag went to the effort to send me a personal mail saying he understood the issues with the homepage and knew that I was trying to order, and should things not go smoothly, he would honor the agreement after the fact. Again, a young and upstanding company standing by its service and products regardless of teething problems!

    If I were you, I'd drop him a line and I'm sure he'll understand. Best to let him know beforehand, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen c View Post
    It was in US dollar even after the final transaction. I PM Gloworm and they right away credit me back the difference That was a quick response to my surprise and good customer service.

    My browser I am using is an older version of IE on an 4 years old Netbook running XP. That may have something to do with the site compatibility. My SO has all the newer computer and I get the older left over stuff, but at least I get to keep the latest bicycle offering exceptfor the fact he thinks I have became a "girl gone wild with bicycle lights" from all the lights I have purchase recently.

    Hmm... doesn't sound good... here's my confirmation email:

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    Date Ordered: 17/04/2012
    Order Status:

    Products:
    1x Gloworm X2 LED Light Set (1200 Lumen) (Version 2.0) (GPPX2) NZD$232.22
    - Extra Lens [Spot] ()
    - Headstrap [No Thanks] ()
    - Spare 5800 mAh Battery [No Thanks!] ()

    Totals:
    FULL SET PRESALE SPECIAL: -NZD$105.00
    Sub-Total: NZD$232.22
    Flat Shipping Rate: NZD$0.00
    Total: NZD$127.22
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    Hi Vag,

    For those of us that have placed the order, when do you anticipate the exporting of your goods?

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    Hey GraXXor, Vag saw my post here and PM'd me first, all good

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    Just ordered an X2 and extra lens off my iPad. All went ok, accepted coupon and did correct charges.
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    Some people... sheesh.

    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Anyone had theirs fail yet?
    As you may all know, I purchased two.
    One set as double spot and one double elliptical.

    The double spot went dim on me the other night, wiggling the cable where it comes out of the case brought it back to full brightness... Hmmm... dodgy, I thought

    sure enough, it died on me. Complete failure.

    Gloworm were excellently quick to respond, even though I am overseas, they honor a free return post international... NOW THAT'S SERVICE.

    What's more, they'll replace the failed V1 with a V2! Sent with my next purchase...

    Way to go Gloworm!
    That's the benefit of dealing with a quality manufacturer. they stand by their products, even on the other side of the world!
    RANT

    I've got negative reputation on this post? Why was I downvoted?

    I made a point that they are quality manufacturer and some wisearse sends me:

    "Quality manufacturer LOL... Hope your V2 lasts longer than the V1!"

    Anonymously, of course...

    I don't care how much I get down voted, I still thank that Gloworm have done the right thing in sending me a free V2 replacement (free post) for a failed unit without any questions, RMA numbers or crap like that: They just gave me a China address. I put the light head in a bag and send it COD.

    sheesh.... Doesn't this idiot know that products fail, even good ones... ESPECIALLY PRE-RELEASE V1 products...

    Still, we all knew what we were getting into when we paid for an unreleased, unproven, untested light: Fun and excitement along with the risk!

    OK, so I'm just cheesed off at being negatively repped....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    RANT

    I've got negative reputation on this post? Why was I downvoted?

    I made a point that they are quality manufacturer and some wisearse sends me:

    "Quality manufacturer LOL... Hope your V2 lasts longer than the V1!"

    Anonymously, of course...

    I don't care how much I get down voted, I still thank that Gloworm have done the right thing in sending me a free V2 replacement (free post) for a failed unit without any questions, RMA numbers or crap like that: They just gave me a China address. I put the light head in a bag and send it COD.

    sheesh.... Doesn't this idiot know that products fail, even good ones... ESPECIALLY PRE-RELEASE V1 products...

    Still, we all knew what we were getting into when we paid for an unreleased, unproven, untested light: Fun and excitement along with the risk!

    OK, so I'm just cheesed off at being negatively repped....

    /RANT
    Some people just want to watch the world burn. And yes the repping feature is retarded. I am pleased with my V1 and it's performance. I've had plenty of pricey name brand lights fail so I usually buy cheapo stuff and consider it disposable. Heck my first magic shine is still running. But the Gloworm was too good of a deal to pass up.


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    I just ordered the new version full set with one extra lens. Total showed 127.22.

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    OK... So thanks for negging me again, whoever you are!... Anonymously of course. Daren't even add your name to the end of your comment "More neg for whining" LOL. Wimp.

    I just ordered the new version full set with one extra lens. Total showed 127.22.
    @killerbunny:

    What happened? Are you still going to be able to get the reduced price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    OK... So thanks for negging me again, whoever you are!... Anonymously of course. Daren't even add your name to the end of your comment "More neg for whining" LOL. Wimp.



    @killerbunny:

    What happened? Are you still going to be able to get the reduced price?
    Sent you some positive rep. Hopefully some others will too.
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    Graxxor, I sent a positive rep too, but I couldn't add a comment b/c my silly Android tablet is not cooperating with that function. Good to hear that gloworm took care of your issue. Mine did have that faulty extension cord issue initially, but gloworm took care of that super fast. So far everything is still good with my light. I have grown to love the wider beam of the X2 light, but still want a bit more throw. I think the new X2 should be right on the money. I ordered an extra spot, but from beam shot photos I may be happiest with the spot/flood combo as the extra flood is nice on some technical trails I ride. I have been out night riding 4 out of the past 5 days and loving every minute of it. I also love how X2 is about half the weight of my previous helmet light. I don't notice the weight at all, whereas with the old light I always did.

    P.S. When the new X2 arrives, I was thinking about doing a ride with both X2s and also my Lupine Betty and Wilma. We're talking over 5,000 lumens combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusHQ View Post
    Graxxor, I sent a positive rep too, but I couldn't add a comment b/c my silly Android tablet is not cooperating with that function. Good to hear that gloworm took care of your issue. Mine did have that faulty extension cord issue initially, but gloworm took care of that super fast. So far everything is still good with my light. I have grown to love the wider beam of the X2 light, but still want a bit more throw. I think the new X2 should be right on the money. I ordered an extra spot, but from beam shot photos I may be happiest with the spot/flood combo as the extra flood is nice on some technical trails I ride. I have been out night riding 4 out of the past 5 days and loving every minute of it. I also love how X2 is about half the weight of my previous helmet light. I don't notice the weight at all, whereas with the old light I always did.

    P.S. When the new X2 arrives, I was thinking about doing a ride with both X2s and also my Lupine Betty and Wilma. We're talking over 5,000 lumens combined.
    Ah, yes, I speculated soon after first using the lights that the cable's entrance/exit point to the light would be a weak point as there appears to be little reinforcement... perhaps for a different reason though. I thought that the cable would suffer from bending and breaking, with repeated use, whereas I was informed that the cable may have come loose from the internal PCB
    O_o

    I did notice that the hex nut where the cable enters the unit was loose, whether or not that had anything to do with it...

    I am still using the X2 1st ed. with the double ellipticals as a flasher and relying on my Magicshine 816 for general lighting duty. I intend to partner it with a V2 on the bars and/or helmet and if the throw is sufficient, retire the heavy and obtrusive 816.

    5000 lumens!! I presume you just point in the direction you want to travel and burn a path through...


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    So, anyone have a V2 yet, or, have any V2's actually shipped yet?
    My order still shows processing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    So, anyone have a V2 yet, or, have any V2's actually shipped yet?
    My order still shows processing.
    I just logged in at the gloworm site and my order says processing approved, but nothing about shipping yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaximusHQ View Post
    I just logged in at the gloworm site and my order says processing approved, but nothing about shipping yet.
    They will likely all go out at once. Hopefully they get shipped next week. Keep in mind they just got all the pre-orders in and are likely swamped.

    My original intent was to use the X2/V1 on the commuter/road bike bars and the X2/V2 on the MTB bars. Now I'm considering V1 on the bars , V2 on the helmet for MTB'ing.
    Much will depend though on just how well the throw is on the new V2. It is so nice to have options.......Is it here yet?...Is it here yet?...

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    I have my V2 mounted to my helmet and a magicshine clone on the bar with a wide flood lense and found the X2 V2 was good enough by itself - throw is very good. I'll still use the bar light though because it's good for when i'm on the roads getting to and from the track, besides the more lights the merrier

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    Yeah I did a first night ride the other night with the V2 helmet mounted and it is bright enough that I didn't find myself wanting for a second light at all

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    Alternate Power Source

    I am curious if there is a way to wire this in directly to a motorcyle/atv battery via a switch? Is this possible? My dirt bike doesn't have a headlight, and would like to use this for night riding, but not worry about the 3-4 hour limitations of the included battery? Thanks!

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    Shipping question

    Anyone get a notice on shipping yet? I'm getting antsy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Anyone get a notice on shipping yet? I'm getting antsy.
    Nothing yet! I know what you mean - it's hard to wait! I can't wait to compare to v1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    Anyone get a notice on shipping yet? I'm getting antsy.
    nope, not a peep

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    Nothing yet.

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    V2 shipping update

    I got a PM from Gloworm: Seems the moderators have put a limit on their posting. Word is shipping is to begin this week. Will be crossing my fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I got a PM from Gloworm: Seems the moderators have put a limit on their posting. Word is shipping is to begin this week. Will be crossing my fingers.
    Thanks for the update. I'm getting a little antsy myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I got a PM from Gloworm: Seems the moderators have put a limit on their posting. Word is shipping is to begin this week. Will be crossing my fingers.
    Good news about the shipping time.

    But what's up with the limit to Gloworm's posting??!! They've been super helpful in this thread, with good responses to comments/questions and useful updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker View Post
    Good news about the shipping time.

    But what's up with the limit to Gloworm's posting??!! They've been super helpful in this thread, with good responses to comments/questions and useful updates.
    I think it has to do with the fact that they don't have an ad, hence the limitation on posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    I think it has to do with the fact that they don't have an ad, hence the limitation on posts.
    That makes sense. I remember Gloworm saying earlier that they were going to start supporting the site. Maybe this will be a catalyst! (Well, maybe it's more a stick) As I said, it's been great to have them participate here - but then, they benefit too!

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    Dunno if its been posted but theres a review in the local bike rag:

    Gloworm lights X2: Initial thoughts | Spoke Magazine

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    I think this was in this thread before but don't have time to search it but was there a sale at one time on the light head only and what was it.

    Sorry for not going thru and checking.

    Thx

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    Got 'em!

    Got my Gloworm V2s yesterday. I ordered two complete sets on 4/10, so they were about 3 weeks getting to me (Maryland, USA; Vag apologized for the backup in orders). I spent the evening experimenting with the modes and riding around my backyard. These are my first riding lights, so I don't have much else to go on. But right off the bat, I LOVE these things! The size, the modes, the output, the packaging, the toggle button -- you can tell it's all been painstakingly thought through and created to please the consumer. Looking forward to spending a couple hours on the trails tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mb323323 View Post
    I think this was in this thread before but don't have time to search it but was there a sale at one time on the light head only and what was it.

    Sorry for not going thru and checking.

    Thx

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    You could always just check their website
    Gloworm Performance Products - Gloworm X2 - Light Only (Version 2)

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