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    @syadasti

    What do they look like parked at a major junction for just over three minutes before the traffic lights change back to green in your favour?

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    Any chance of a video showing the different modes? I can't seem to find anything online that shows what "Flash (2Hz)" looks like. I'm used to the strobe mode which worked pretty well, at least for me, during daytime.

    Edit: Found out that 2Hz is 120 bpm so it blinks twice per second. Is that the same as the MagicShine Tailight that I have? It Blinks then Strobes. I need to film it then play it back....
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    Good news folks, gloworm have told me that the elliptical lens 'will definitely fit but have not tested it yet.'

    Elliptical are good for commuters because they lower the forward intensity but widen the lateral intensity. Turning a 10 degree cone of light into a horizontal 30 degree cone. Very wide and good for angle-on visibility. I use them with my MJ-816 every night.

    @gloworm. I'm sure you're busy, but any chance of getting one in and giving a few beam shots for us roadies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Good news folks, gloworm have told me that the elliptical lens 'will definitely fit but have not tested it yet.'

    Elliptical are good for commuters because they lower the forward intensity but widen the lateral intensity. Turning a 10 degree cone of light into a horizontal 30 degree cone. Very wide and good for angle-on visibility. I use them with my MJ-816 every night.

    @gloworm. I'm sure you're busy, but any chance of getting one in and giving a few beam shots for us roadies?
    Hello,

    Some elliptical lenses are on the way to us for testing. We'll let you know the resutls.

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    Weird... My post is gone or never got posted, so I'll write it again.

    The more I hear about these gloworms, the more I feel like splashing out on a set.

    I am also considering a couple of DS-1300s because, build wise, they seem to be the Range Rover of homemade lights. But for less than 20,000 yen, I'm definitely going to consider two of these, also, one with an extra spot lens and one with an extra elliptical lens since the introductory price is so flipping keen!

    I'll run the elliptical on the bar and the double spot on my helmet; on flash in the city and full time in the dark/offroad.

    I have two questions.

    1) What is the current drain (wattage) of the system at the various power levels (including flash and super dim?) and thus what the run time can I expect from a well kept Magicshine 4400 battery pack.

    2) Since the cable is only 10cm long, if I purchase two light heads only, can I get two extension cords thrown in?

    thx.

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    PM sent about additions to pre-order.

    Also - i've been looking around but not seen it yet - did i miss the pics of the battery pack?

    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Weird... My post is gone or never got posted, so I'll write it again.

    The more I hear about these gloworms, the more I feel like splashing out on a set.

    I am also considering a couple of DS-1300s because, build wise, they seem to be the Range Rover of homemade lights. But for less than 20,000 yen, I'm definitely going to consider two of these, also, one with an extra spot lens and one with an extra elliptical lens since the introductory price is so flipping keen!

    I'll run the elliptical on the bar and the double spot on my helmet; on flash in the city and full time in the dark/offroad.

    I have two questions.

    1) What is the current drain (wattage) of the system at the various power levels (including flash and super dim?) and thus what the run time can I expect from a well kept Magicshine 4400 battery pack.

    2) Since the cable is only 10cm long, if I purchase two light heads only, can I get two extension cords thrown in?

    thx.
    Hey,

    I have attached below the X2 programme chart which details lumens and runtime.



    The X2 comes pre-loaded with four programmes that are refined for the specific adventure. Each programme features ‘Normal Operation Modes’ (NOM) and one ‘Special Mode’ (SM). The SM is accessed with a 2 second pressof the remote switch from any NOM. A simple CLICK of the remote switch will return the X2 to NOM. Cycling through NOM is achieved by a CLICK. Switching the unit off is acheived by holding the switch down for about 4 seconds. The TRAIL Programme has been optimised for mountain biking.

    The Gloworm Battery is a 5800 mAh li-Ion battery, packed with 4 Panasonic Cells. If you intend to use a lower capacity battery the runtime will obviously be lower. For example you will get about 75% of the runtime using a 4400mAhr.

    @GraXXor - Yes an extension cable will be included!

    @NitroRC Ed - We did not want to release a pic of the battery pack until we had the final production version. Our battery pack is unique to the industry. It is a hard case battery similar to gemini/lupine. It has a voltage inidicator on the battery and is waterproof. The uniquness comes in the 'feel'. it has the 'sticky/tactile' feel of rubber, but is hard and protective like plastic. Additionally is had a square loop to hold the velcro strap.

    The battery has just finished being manufactrured and looks great! Photos to come very soon!

    Cheers

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    That is great news. Do you have a more realistic ship date for those that have made the preorder (myself included).

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    Quote Originally Posted by baymoe View Post
    That is great news. Do you have a more realistic ship date for those that have made the preorder (myself included).
    Our aim is still the 20th......and we're on track. We will advise immediately if this can not be acheived for some reason

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    Do those various boost modes work well without overheating or is the high-mode recommended for slow-speed technical riding?

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    This seems like a pretty versatile light that I can also use for camping/hiking, etc....gonna order a 2nd one for helmet/redunduncy or to let a friend borrow in case of emergency.

    Is it possible to edit the modes? Like say for COMMUTER if I wanted STROBE as the special mode and 1200-1300 Lumens for BOOST mode. I would want the brightest possible for my commutes at night in the city and really like the strobe for day time (brighter and less energy consumption on this model). It seems the light has all the modes I would want and need except they're not in the same category and switching to them would be time consuming.

    Strobe - Dim - Boost is all I really see myself using regularly day in day out. So having those in one Category would be ideal for me. Other modes would be handy for times when I need them and wouldn't care if it took a while to get to them.

    That would make it perfect in my books....minus the mount issue still which I can somehow manage....
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    On a different tack, have you tested it mounted next to a wireless bike computer, my Magicshine's remote, caused a little interference with my cateye at low light modes, so I mounted the computer as far away as I could.

    Any testing done?


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    @gloworm.

    Thanks for the run time data. It looks like its pulling a shade over 2A @ 1000 lumens, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    @gloworm.

    Thanks for the run time data. It looks like its pulling a shade over 2A @ 1000 lumens, doesn't it?
    From the Gloworm site:

    Trail - Low>High>Boost. Special mode>Super Dim (Boost 2 Amps)
    Commute - Low>High>Boost. Special mode>Flash (2Hz) (Boost 1.7 Amps)
    Adventure - Super Dim>Low>High. Special mode>Strobe (High 1.5 Amps)
    Bush - High>Boost. Special mode>Super Dim (High 2.2 Amps - designed to be used periodically for long distance spotting)

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    Going to be interesting to watch...

    and see what effect Chinese New Year has on the shipping of these presale orders that are supposed to start shipping on Jan 20th (Fri). Chinese New Year this year is Jan 23 (Mon)

    The X2 is a product of Microchina (TA Gloworm Manufacturing) and as such will be shipped direct from Hong Kong during the presale phase and for a few weeks thereafter.
    That whole part of the world pretty much shuts down for a week or two for the new year.




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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    and see what effect Chinese New Year has on the shipping of these presale orders that are supposed to start shipping on Jan 20th (Fri). Chinese New Year this year is Jan 23 (Mon)

    The X2 is a product of Microchina (TA Gloworm Manufacturing) and as such will be shipped direct from Hong Kong during the presale phase and for a few weeks thereafter.
    That whole part of the world pretty much shuts down for a week or two for the new year.

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    @Cmd

    Chinese New year usually hovers around the beginning of February... but this year, the year of the Dragon, I believe it's January 23rd, one of the "earliest" -from a western point of view- Chinese News years for quite some time and some to come. So if the factories observe a traditional shutdown around that time, then there may well be some disruption, seeing as shipping is set for the 20th.

    @Matchpoint

    From the Gloworm site:
    Trail - Low>High>Boost. Special mode>Super Dim (Boost 2 Amps)
    Commute - Low>High>Boost. Special mode>Flash (2Hz) (Boost 1.7 Amps)
    Adventure - Super Dim>Low>High. Special mode>Strobe (High 1.5 Amps)
    Bush - High>Boost. Special mode>Super Dim (High 2.2 Amps - designed to be used periodically for long distance spotting)

    Thanks for the fish, but IINM that is listing the LED drive current per XM-L which has already been discussed earlier in this forum. However, you'll notice that I'm talking about the system current, as driven from a 2SxP LiO/LiPO battery ala. Magicshine / Geoman ad-nauseum.

    If you can find *that* page on their website then I will be impressed!

    ;-)

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    C'mon Cat,

    Originally posted by Cat-man-do
    Now why'd you have to go and say that.
    you have been around here long enough to know that you always have to be thinking about that this time of year



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    Hi Everyone,

    Yes, Chinese NY has been a pressing issue - hence the shipping date was set as the 20th.

    As stated before we are still on track to get the presale units out on or before this date.

    @GraXXor - Our circuitry supplies 2A to both XML LEDs in series at BOOST in trail mode. Giving 1200 lumens. The runtimes have been derived based on this in addition to realtime tests. Each mode of each programme was tested to detrmine runtime. The average result of testing was actually a small % longer in duration than that published, however the minimum was as stated.

    In regards to the interference - the product has been designed to minimise 'noise' produced by the electronics. We have tested it alongside a couple of wireless speedometers without any interference, but as I understand the frequencies of such units does vary.

    @syadasti - At Boost mode in Trail Programme (1200 lumens) you will be able to use on tight slow single track without thermal cut back (as long as there is airflow over the unit and the ambient temperature is not extreme). However it is recommended that when stopping, the light is dropped to a lower setting.

    @Matchpoint - The 4 provided modes have been set and at this stage cannot be edited. I definitley see the benefit of this function and it will be a consideration as the product is developed and refined further. The Programmes as stated above were determined after discussions with groups of outdoor enthusiasts and cyclists.

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    Hi Bruce, Vag,

    I'm considering to buy one of this lights on pre-sale too and the kit without the charger and the battery, could you send me the link for this option?
    As I have two Geoman batteries I'm thinking to use one on the bar with MJ-872 and the other one with X2.

    Amazing light BTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wriggle View Post
    I'm considering to buy one of this lights on pre-sale too and the kit without the charger and the battery, could you send me the link for this option?
    Its listed on the website:

    Gloworm Performance Products - Gloworm X2 - Light Only - Presales

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    Yeah, I know that, but I want the helmet and bar mounts and the extension cord. The link shows the light only without the extra accessories!

    EDIT: Bruce answered me: YES, it came with the mounts and the extension cord.
    Thank you very much Gloworm!
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    When does the pre-sale price expire? The holiday$$ took a bite out of my wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwchisme View Post
    When does the pre-sale price expire? The holiday$$ took a bite out of my wallet.
    I assume it will ends when they start the shipments at Jan 20th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwchisme View Post
    When does the pre-sale price expire? The holiday$$ took a bite out of my wallet.
    The Gloworm web site still list the X2 as "presales" so you should be good.

    ( Now with all this "Presales" stuff going on, I really think Gloworm would be smart to continue the present price ( at least during an initial product launch phase ) *if they really want to make some money. Besides, there are other similar competing products right now already on the market....but WTH do I know, I'm just a bike night riding freak. )
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