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    Nightlighning iBlaast EX

    Just had my first ride on the Nightlightning iBlaast EX. The New Zealand made iBlaast EX is a 3 XM-L led light that is powered by a b3 flex 3000ma driver. The light head including cord but not mounting hardware is about 180 grams. My goal was to get 1 light that I can mount on handlebars and not be limited on how fast I can go due to lack of light. I enjoy fast singletrack here in SC so I needed the light to have a good throw, but also a good spill to be able to tackle the tight twisting trails here. I can say that with the iBlaast EX mission is accomplished. Ran light at 2400 ma (not full power) and was able to ride as fast as I wanted without holding back. I am powering the light with a 14.8v 4400mah lithium ion battery pack. After a little over 1hr 15 min. I had not hit the halfway point on the battery. I am very pleased with this light. Just thought I would post some information on this great light. The fine folks at Nightlightning actually upgraded my original iBlaast with Seoul LEDs to the current configuration. If you are in the market for an excellent light check out the Nightlightning!

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    FYI all prices on website are NZL $,which is about .85 of US $.

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    Yeah, I've been long time customer of Nightlightning, they are a first rate company to deal with.
    I also upgraded my original IBlaasts, but to IBlaast IX specs instead of the newer EX.
    Rob, I'd love to see some beamshots if you get the chance.
    Thanks in advance,

    Digger.

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    Have to agree, they make great lights. I have a Iblaast IX and an Iblaast II. I should really get the II upgraded to an EX but is actually quite expensive by the time I factor in customs and the bigger battery that I'd need. I live in the UK and don't regret buying these. They have been 100% reliable 3 years on.

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    I have an iBlaast II from 2008, it still works great but I'm planning to upgrade it soon. I'm debating if the EX spec (up to 3000lm) is needed, or if the 2000lm option is still a significant upgrade.

    Also I designed a bracket for the iBlaast lights that works with GoPro mounts, as I didn't really care for the mount that came with the iBlaast light. If anyone else is interested in one, you can buy it on Shapeways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMtnB44 View Post
    Also I designed a bracket for the iBlaast lights that works with GoPro mounts, as I didn't really care for the mount that came with the iBlaast light. If anyone else is interested in one, you can buy it on Shapeways.
    Thanks a lot! Great upgrade! Fits a MiniBlaast as well.

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    I still have an iBlaast from years back. 3 single-emitter LEDs, probably 900 lumen.
    It's a great housing to handle the heat from 3000 lumen or so, but I don't need that much light so I never got it upgraded.
    Anybody interested in it for a bit of DIY?

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    Cool looking lights but omg their huge.

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    www.ituolights.com

    Life on 2 wheels is the only life for me. Especially once it gets dark.

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    Sure can handle a lot of heat! Overkill for my needs but if someone wants to make a monster...

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    The Night Lighting brand has been around since the dawn of the LED era. I'm surprised they are still around seeing how basic the lamps are. They seem to still be using the same basic design as the original set-ups. Seems they like the higher voltage ( 14.8 ) to power the lamp. Yep, they sure do look big/clunky and likely they are heavy. Can't tell from the photos where the mode switch on these are.

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    Mine runs 7.2v. It's big, but would sure sink a ton of heat for a lumen-hound.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do View Post
    The Night Lighting brand has been around since the dawn of the LED era. I'm surprised they are still around seeing how basic the lamps are. They seem to still be using the same basic design as the original set-ups. Seems they like the higher voltage ( 14.8 ) to power the lamp. Yep, they sure do look big/clunky and likely they are heavy. Can't tell from the photos where the mode switch on these are.

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    Back in the day when 100lm/W was a dream you needed all that to get rid of the heat.
    You kids don't know how lucky you are these days.

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    100lm/w isn't far off from what we have now, 15-20% better now but hell most of us don't ride that much with our lights needing to produce every last lumen. Just us lumen whores that do it to see what we can do with a light doesn't count

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigris99 View Post
    100lm/w isn't far off from what we have now,
    Now we're getting that OTF at high powers. It used to be 100lm/W was at the LED, under binning conditions: (350mA, Tj=25℃). Back then 300lm theoretical lm was a good race light.

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