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    I believe they said that that the no GST price will continue until the device is shipped and "a little while thereafter." I think they haven't got their distributors in order yet.

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    Ordered two X2s... One with an extra elliptical lens and one with an extra spot!

    Here's hoping they ship on the 20th!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraXXoR View Post
    Ordered two X2s... One with an extra elliptical lens and one with an extra spot!

    Here's hoping they ship on the 20th!
    Hey GraXXoR, great to see you've ordered your lights!

    Just a quick update for everyone. We are on track to get the lights out on time to all you lucky ones who have preordered.

    Also we have made a small change to the commute programme. The flash mode is now 700 lumens and will last for 9hours, as opposed to the original 300 lumens and 12 hours.

    We look forward to getting the X2s out there and into your hands.

    BTW - we have done a submersion test with the battery, tick. Photos soon, we're just putting the finishing touches on the aesthetics.

    Cheers

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    Well I for one am very curious about these lights, but I have to admit that I'm pretty skeptical of new products . . . I will be waiting to hear results of long-term tests on these before I delve into one. On paper, they really do sound fantastic though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    Well I for one am very curious about these lights, but I have to admit that I'm pretty skeptical of new products . . . I will be waiting to hear results of long-term tests on these before I delve into one. On paper, they really do sound fantastic though.
    I usually wait, too, but I wanted a light now and these sound really good, so I took the plunge and ordered one up! You ride near me, I think (I live in Agoura Hills and ride Palo/Cheeseboro, Backbone, Sycamore, etc.), so if you want to check it out once I get mine, let me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoura_biker View Post
    I usually wait, too, but I wanted a light now and these sound really good, so I took the plunge and ordered one up! You ride near me, I think (I live in Agoura Hills and ride Palo/Cheeseboro, Backbone, Sycamore, etc.), so if you want to check it out once I get mine, let me know!
    For sure! PM Sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Also we have made a small change to the commute programme. The flash mode is now 700 lumens and will last for 9hours, as opposed to the original 300 lumens and 12 hours
    Much better! Thank you for the change. I can now stick with the Commute Program and not have to switch to another one during the day.

    I really like the design shine's yellow acrylic lense cover for daytime use. Any possibility of such upgrades in the future? An acrylic front plate like his would be great for the extra sidespill....

    I don't want to be that guy that has a different light for a different purpose. I much rather have a couple of quality lights that do everything well. Less is more.

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    Went up $2? !


    Edit: was supposed to be a joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by matchpoint View Post
    Went up $2? !
    Did not go up, as people noted above its tied to the currency:

    New Zealand Dollar: CURRENCY:NZD quotes & news - Google Finance

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    Greetings,
    I have a couple of questions.

    First off, I dont ride MTB at night but do ride my road bike. How are these lights for road riding, mainly suburban roads and darker unlit hilly routes? (Not sure if lights are optimised for trails v's road riding etc)

    Second, cant remember seeing it in the thread, but how does the battery attach to the frame? Is it with velcro wraps, some type of o-ring setup etc.

    I was looking at the new Magicshine MJ-880 but then stumbled across this light. I already have an MJ-808, but know that a lot of well designed products come out of NZ (Thats hard to admit for an aussie ) so am very interested in it.

    There's just so many well priced and well specced LED lights around these days its hard to know which way to jump!

    Does the lamp come with an assortment of different o-ring sizes for handlebar mount? Not sure, but the MTB bars in the pics look much fatter than standard road handle bars.

    One other thing, how do you change between the various programs with this light (Commute, Adventure etc)? I think it is a 2 second press to access the special mode (flashing when in Commute mode etc) but dont remember seeing how to change between program modes.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by tb123 View Post
    Greetings,
    I have a couple of questions.

    First off, I dont ride MTB at night but do ride my road bike. How are these lights for road riding, mainly suburban roads and darker unlit hilly routes? (Not sure if lights are optimised for trails v's road riding etc)

    Second, cant remember seeing it in the thread, but how does the battery attach to the frame? Is it with velcro wraps, some type of o-ring setup etc.

    I was looking at the new Magicshine MJ-880 but then stumbled across this light. I already have an MJ-808, but know that a lot of well designed products come out of NZ (Thats hard to admit for an aussie ) so am very interested in it.

    There's just so many well priced and well specced LED lights around these days its hard to know which way to jump!

    Does the lamp come with an assortment of different o-ring sizes for handlebar mount? Not sure, but the MTB bars in the pics look much fatter than standard road handle bars.

    One other thing, how do you change between the various programs with this light (Commute, Adventure etc)? I think it is a 2 second press to access the special mode (flashing when in Commute mode etc) but dont remember seeing how to change between program modes.

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    Hey,

    Good bunch of questions there! I'll attempt to provide you with some good info.....

    Commuting/Road Riding - I come from a road riding (read - early morning training) background myself, and what I didn't like is a light with a big hot spot and dim halo. When we designed the X2 this was one thing we wanted to eliminate. The beam is smooth and wide plus the with the eliptical lens it makes it even wider. Plus there is a good flash mode built into the commuting programme to alert cars of your whereabouts.

    Battery - The battery is similar in style to Gemini and Lupine. Hard plastic with a loop to secure the unit to a bar or bag strap with the provided velcro. Additionally our batteries feature a rubberised texture providing a great tactile feel!

    NZ Design - The light has been 100% designed in NZ. I designed the housing/mounting systems, while the electronics were arranged by a great engineer (outdoor fanatic) contracted out of Wellington, NZ. I am a rider and runner and understand what is needed in a good light.

    O-rings - The light comes with 2 orings. One for standard bars and one for oversize. The one in the pic are oversize.

    Programme Changing - I have attahced the X2 Operating Instructions HERE. They detail how to change between modes. In reality it takes less than 30 seconds to change between the programmes.

    I hope that answers all your questions.

    Cheers

    Bruce
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    Hi Bruce, thanks for the prompt and informative reply and the link to the docco.

    I think I may just have to buy one!

    Cheers
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    Really tempting. Got three questions.
    1. Cutoff voltage. I like LiPolies over LiIons because even though they are heavier they can be charged in one hour. Would it be ok to use LiPo batteries with this light? What's the cutoff voltage for the battery?
    2. Any info on the tint? Is it neutral white or cool white?
    3. Is there any way of pivoting the light left to right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaVolt View Post
    Really tempting. Got three questions.
    1. Cutoff voltage. I like LiPolies over LiIons because even though they are heavier they can be charged in one hour. Would it be ok to use LiPo batteries with this light? What's the cutoff voltage for the battery?
    2. Any info on the tint? Is it neutral white or cool white?
    3. Is there any way of pivoting the light left to right?
    Hi Megavolt

    1. Batteries are protected at the pack to 5.75v (this is factory the specification). However the X2 also protects the batteries and will not let them go below 6.2v. When the light indicates low battery voltage by emmitting a flash it then commences a step down routine that will have the light extinguishing itself at 6.2v. You can read more about that process in the Operation Instructions at the link above.

    2. The tint is cool white, XML T6 LEDs.

    3. There is no way of piviting the light L/R. Less moving parts the more robust, plus when on the bars it is centred around the stem so 9/10 there is no reason to pivot it.

    I hope that helps!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Hi Megavolt

    1. Batteries are protected at the pack to 5.75v (this is factory the specification). However the X2 also protects the batteries and will not let them go below 6.2v. When the light indicates low battery voltage by emmitting a flash it then commences a step down routine that will have the light extinguishing itself at 6.2v. You can read more about that process in the Operation Instructions at the link above.

    2. The tint is cool white, XML T6 LEDs.

    3. There is no way of piviting the light L/R. Less moving parts the more robust, plus when on the bars it is centred around the stem so 9/10 there is no reason to pivot it.

    I hope that helps!

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    I would guess all the worries about being able to turn the lighthead left and right are from people that have been using the original design Magicshine, which has such a tiny, narrow beam that it would almost never be pointing in the right place.
    "It looks flexy"

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    Well, I've taken a bit of a leap of faith and ordered one. Looking forward to getting it.

    Hopefully there wont be any "version 1.0" niggles when it goes into full production.

    TB

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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)



    That whole part of the world pretty much shuts down for a week or two for the new year.




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    Hi Everyone,

    We have some great news! The light will definetly be ready to ship out on or BEFORE 20th January.

    We've managed to finish before the Chinese NY.

    On other matters - Vag conducted an all night submersion test with the battery............it passed with flying colours! No water ingress. Tick!

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    I would guess all the worries about being able to turn the lighthead left and right are from people that have been using the original design Magicshine, which has such a tiny, narrow beam that it would almost never be pointing in the right place.
    Well... no. A spot is a spot, and a spot on the road is not a great idea for obvious reasons. I usually direct my spotlight a bit to the right when on the road, which is different to when I'm in the forest.

    I also prefer neutral white.

    Pity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaVolt View Post
    Well... no. A spot is a spot, and a spot on the road is not a great idea for obvious reasons. I usually direct my spotlight a bit to the right when on the road, which is different to when I'm in the forest.

    I also prefer neutral white.

    Pity.
    I think the point was that with this light the beam pattern ( even with the spot/ flood combo) is rather wide and usable without having to readjust the positioning all the time. There is no tight bright hotspot and a dim halo surrounding it, the beam is fairly even.
    Last edited by tb123; 01-13-2012 at 12:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gloworm Manufacture View Post
    Vag conducted an all night submersion test with the battery............it passed with flying colours! No water ingress. Tick!
    That's good news. What about the control switch itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chromagftw View Post
    That's good news. What about the control switch itself?
    Hello,

    I have contacted several tests for the switch the last two weeks which were successful.

    When it comes to waterproofing there won't be any problem unless you decide to go Scuba Biking

    On behalf of the Gloworm Manufacturing team
    Greets from the Lab,
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    So far this has been a very informative thread. I really do want to thank the Gloworm people for all the time and effort that went into the production of the X2. Not to mention all the quick feed back to all the questions and requests that have come forth. To date, I don't think any other bike light manufacturer/vendor has been so forthcoming in setting the stage on a "Pre-sales product". I can't wait to get the light. I just hope I'm as pleased with the product as I think I'll be.

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    Not sure if its possible or not yet, but any chance of some photos of production ready lights and batteries and even the accessories if available?

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    How will the Gloworm compare, in terms of brightness, to the Cateye Stadium? I ask, because this is my only mega-light experience that I can use for comparison

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    G - 6 and counting!

    @Gloworm

    The attention to detail is impressive: All night water-boarding your lights and battery, switch water ingress testing... These things inspire confidence and make me feel more secure in my purchase, since this is the first time I've EVER bought something before it is actually released.

    So basically, if you can pull it off on time, I'll take my hat off to you. In this age of quick-fire releases under severe time pressure, it's really easy to let schedules slip. Of course, v 1.0 niggles are always a worry, but that's why we get a presales price, isn't it? We are the "gamma" testers after all.

    It's informative threads like this and the Designshine one that makes us come back here time after time!
    These agile products could easily be on the DIY Lights forum for all the input and feedback given!

    .... ahhh still G - 6...

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