Origin 8 Vivid Pro 200
I purchased two "Origin 8 Vivid Pro 200" lights for my two boy. The retailer had them on a one day sale for 30 bucks each, half off! I almost never buy anything without researching the item. With this purchase I could not find any reviews, yet I purchased them anyway. Does anyone have any input on these lights?
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Originally Posted by Drbo
Ill post some pics when they come in the mail and provide a review.
Hey Drbo, nice review. I'm currently searching for a small(ish) front lamp to use as a "Day Time" front flasher, something in the 200-300 lumen range. The smaller the better. Typical torch types are a little big but most mini-self-contained are only about 70 lumen.
My real pet peeve is "useability". I want a slow flash and I want the lamp to have "mode memory" so I can instantly turn the lamp ( on/off ) to the mode I want without having to fiddle through a bunch of mode clicks or press and hold sequences. ( press and hold for off is fine )
If the lamp has memory I can set up the mode I want and hopefully be able to quickly turn the lamp on and have it return to the mode I want ( slow flash in this case ). Having a feature like that would be real important for day use so you wouldn't have a big delay if you wanted to draw attention to yourself real fast.
With most lamps the flash modes are buried. That being the case they are not real useful unless you turn them on and leave them on. Does the Vivid Pro have mode memory?
No there is no memory. However, the setting you want (slow flash) is the first mode when you turn the light on for the flash settings by holding the button down for two seconds. The button pushes are;
push once - steady high
second push - steady med
third push - steady low
It will cycle through the steady modes with each push until you turn the light off by holding the button for a couple seconds.
To get to the flash mode you hold the button down for a couple seconds and all the flash modes are at the "high" 200 lumens setting.
Hold the button down two seconds - high slow flash
second push - high strobe (I love this setting)
third push - high staggered slow flash...3 rapid flashes (not strobe) then three slow flashes and alternates with 3 fast, 3 slow flashes with a short pause between each cycle.
I have these on my kids bikes and they really are great lights and the battery life is true to specs about 6-8 hours for the flash mode. I also use one on my helmet in flash mode since they hardly weigh anything. My Serfas T250 (great light too) weights substantially more and you always new it was there with the weight, the Origin8 have proved to be a great helmet option for commuting and so light you forget it is there.
Hope this helps with your research. I would buy these again once they wear out. They have a Lipo lithium battery, not sure what that means but the bezel I found is actually metal and has two torx screws. I am guessing if you are handy enough the battery may be user replaceable. In my opinion you can't go wrong with this light for the price.
hmmm...This might be doable. Not memory per say but since the slow flash is first once the press and hold is done this might work. Not as "instant" as I might want but this is could be a doable compromise. Not to mention I might get a great back-up lamp as well. This could work.
Originally Posted by Drbo
Can you estimate the frequency of the slow flash ( ie...one flash per sec, 2 per sec..etc ) ?? Anyway, thanks for the quick response.
my best guess is 2 flashes per second.
got a question, it is a usb charging port, have up plug a smartphone to it and see if it charges the phone?
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