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    Introducing Trail LED

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    We are a small company that specializes in custom high performance LED lights for mountain bikers. If you have a need that cannot be met by the larger lighting companies, contact us and see what we have to offer you.

    Darkstar

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    Cree MCE M bin LED X2
    Multiple configuration settings for high-low-on-off and voltage warning settings, default set for High/low.
    Sealed with waterproof switches and connectors.
    Custom machined housing from single block of 6061 aluminum.
    Approx measurement - 50 mm W X 25.4 H X 38 MM L
    Weight of light head 80g.
    3 hour run time on high.
    Approx. 1200 Lumens.

    $420.00
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    4X
    4x silver front
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    Cree XPE R2 bin LED X4
    Multiple configuration settings for high-low-on-off and voltage warning settings, default set for High/low.
    Sealed with waterproof switches and connectors.
    Custom machined housing from single block of 6061 aluminum.
    Approx measurement 50 mm W X 25.4 H X 33 MM L.
    Weight of light head 80g.
    3 + hour run time on high.
    Approx 700 Lumens.

    $300.00 + tax









    500L

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    Cree XRE R2 bin LED X2.
    Simple On /off.
    Sealed with waterproof switches and connectors.
    Custom machined housing from single block of 6061 aluminum.
    Approx measurement 50 mm W X 25.4 H X 33 MM L.
    Weight of light head <80g.
    3.5 hour run time.
    Approx 500 Lumens.


    $175.00 + tax





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    Nice. Small and powerful. Would make for a nice back up light or extra light

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    DO these come with the battery packs as well? Can you post pics of the battery if they do come with the lights?
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    That would be helpful, bear with me I am new at this.

    Each light comes with

    One Li-Ion rechargable battery

    One Smart charger

    One helmet mount

    Specs of each battery pack

    500L - Dimensions 1.35" (W) x 1.35" (H) x 2.5" (L)
    Weight 7.0 oz

    4x- Dimension:40 W x 40 H x 70 L ( mm ) 1.57"x1.57"x2.76"
    Weight: 210g ( 7.4 Oz )

    Darkstar - Dimensions LxWxH: 57mm(2.2") x 37mm(1.5") x 74mm(2.9")

    Weight 12 oz (340grams)


    Pictures of Darkstar battery next to helmet and pre-production model for size




    I will get photo's of the finished battery packs for all three lights tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike12182
    Nice. Small and powerful. Would make for a nice back up light or extra light
    Why not a primary light?

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    How about a single lens light with a spot lens in the 150-200 lumen range? Something to mount to the helmet in addition to an existing bar mounted light. Maybe also a high/low setting?
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    I do not generally do those becasue they are so easiy available, and the cost difference between what that would be and the 500l would be almost nothing. If it is something you are interested in though PM or email me and we can certainly come up with a light for you.

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    There I go, jealous of the anno colors again

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    Battery pack for 500l and 4x They are actually different packs, but same physical dimensions.






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    I can vouche for these lights folks...have seen them in action and they are tiny, powerful and very well made (I tell you they are powerful and I own 2 Lupines!)
    Zen Bicycle is a straight up guy and you will get top service
    Many people around the area use his lights and all are good coments

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    I just replaced my L&M ARC HID with Zen Bicycle's 500L model for trail riding, commuting and touring. After a week of commuting, Ihave to say I'm very pleased.
    My experience dealing with him was excellent as well.

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    Zen I shot you an email. Thanks.
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    I just got a 4x, and all I can say is WOW. Love it so far. I am going to write up a review soon, but used it as my only light helmet mounted last night and it rocked.

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    Totally stoked on my 500L too. That might even be my red one in the picture! High quality build, very bright and super easy to mount on the helmet. Very pleased overall!!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dscarbs
    I just got a 4x, and all I can say is WOW. Love it so far. I am going to write up a review soon, but used it as my only light helmet mounted last night and it rocked.
    -I would like to post a better follow up on this light. I have used the 4x several times and am more and more impressed every time I use it. I love the beam pattern, It shoots out a very large, almost square hotspot that really lights up the trail well with plenty of light spilling out to light the trail ahead as well as just in front of the bike between the wheel and spot. I love the easy to reach switch on the light, I can easily toggle between high and low beams. Love to hit the low beam on cliimbs, them makes the high beem seem even brighter than it already is. I am currently running it helmet mounted but can see putting this on the bars and then another on the helmet sometime soon... Trail Led talked to me about what I wanted and did this light with 3 spots and an elliptical beam..It turned out perfect for me.
    Thanks again Trail LED!

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    I'm very interested! But i have a couple questions. I'm currently using a Cateye Triple Shot for the bars and the Double Shot for the helmet. I'd like a similar setup for my next set of lights. Not sure what the light output is of my cateyes but i'm sure its nothing close to todays LEDs.

    1) How do all the light models differ in light color?

    2) How are your mounts? Do they hold pretty well? Not bobbing up and down?

    3) What light setup would you recommend for a bar and helmet combo? I ride all types of terrian. Would you recommend flood only lenses for the bar and spot only lenses for the helmet? Mix and match different models or stick with one model for both helmet and bar?

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    So a rough estimate is that both of your lights right now equate to a single 500l light. I need to change that name as it is now somewhere around 650L.

    Bar mount is very secure, and very flexible. You can mount it on top of your bar, underneath, on your fork,...
    Helmet mount is simple and bomb proof

    That question depends. I am night blind so want a LOT of light. I personally ride with a 4x on the bar (flood) and a DS on the lid(spot), but I wouldn't say that is for everybody. Remeber two 500L's now put out about 1100-1200 lumens which is more than most people have even seen before.

    HTH
    PM or email me if you have more questions

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    saw this old thread.... Still loving my 4X light!!!!

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