is it a similar size to a Lupine Piko - looks very similar design?
is it a similar size to a Lupine Piko - looks very similar design?
There are visual similarities between the X2 and the Piko which are hard to avoid if you are creating a compact twin XM-L light.
The Gloworm is slightly larger than the Piko and has more fins to aid managing heat more effectively allowing the Gloworm to work it's XM-L's harder (450 more lumens than the Piko).
The X2 has helmet and handlebar mounts and a remote switch. Plus the optics in the Gloworm are interchangeable so you can customise the beam pattern to suit your needs - Spot/Flood (standard setup), Spot/Spot or Flood/Flood.
I had a good three hour ride around Swinley on Wednesday with my new Gloworm X2. Really interesting. We set out at dusk (7pm) and rode into darkness so I started on the low setting. After a while we rode through a section of tight, dark woods along twisting singletrack and I was thinking wow this light's great, didn't realise until we were spat out back on to the fire track that I was still on low!
The switch made it really easy to use the light effectively. I spent most of the time on high just switching to low when climbing. Big, wide spread of even light. On the last section back to the car two of our team lost there lights with dead batteries, to be fair they were running older lights but when I lifted the battery I still had 80%.
I did my first proper ride with it last night and noticed the same. I didn't need the high setting which means good things for battery life. Boost would come in handy if the riding was harder.
Neninja, really impressed and thanks for such prompt delivery. One comment though. It might be a batch issue but two of the little square [Velcro] bits to allow the switch to stick to my helmet both failed. The sticky backing came free. No big issue as I've super glued one of them back on but thought you might want to know.
We have sourced some new velcro spots which are slightly larger and have a much more powerful adhesive. This should make securing the remote easier and they certainly shouldn't come off if applied to a clean non-greasy surface.
I will be post some out to everyone who has received a light and will include them in future orders.
Just ordered one.
I've always used torches on my helmet - where does the battery pack go? I guess in a camelback.. any tips on this?
How long is that Gloworm cable? looks a good bet but can the battery cable reach a rear pocket?
The battery pack can go in a back pack or a rear jersey pocket.
It comes with an extension cable long enough to reach a jersey back pocket.
mattsccm - The extension cable itself gives an additional 87.5cm length - total cable length from light head to battery pack is 127.5cm.
Danny - can you bob a few Velcro dots to me as well please mate - cheers!
M6TTF - no problem
neninja im tempted by one of these instead of a exposure diablo im running at the mo - im struggling to get it setup right on my sworks prevail helmet, as its pointing to far down and if i put right on top it still makes me have to dip my head to get a decent line of light
looking at the glowworm it looks like you would be able to change the angle to suit etc?
also does the remote etc strap to the helmet so its not flapping about?
thats a prevail guessing a glowworm would fit nicely on the lowest middle vent?
Yes, the X2 should mount in exactly the same way as the one on the Giro towards the top of the page with the light sitting over the middle vent and the strap going through the 2 vents either side.
The light can be set at any angle on the mount so you would be able to set it to the perfect position to avoid having to dip your head.
The remote switch has velcro hooks fixed to the back of it. The kit then comes with some velcro loop spots to put on the side of your helmet and handlebar to mount the switch to. Have a look at the picture at the top to give you an idea. I've never found a need to do anything to secure the remote cable as it's held by the velcro but do tend to use a bit of electrical tape on the battery cable to hold it in the position I want.
Here's a couple of pictures of a helmet mounted X2 version 1 (which mounts the same way but has smaller optics).
How does the remote mount onto the bars if you are using the light bar mounted, is it just velcro as well, and does this work ok on the curved surface of the bars?
neninja - when does that special offer code end, today or tomorrow?
A quick update - the £20 off promotion finishes tomorrow at midnight (Sat 15th).
After the crazy demand over the past couple of weeks, any orders placed from now will be shipped towards the end of next week.
If anyone would prefer to wait until the extra stock has arrived before ordering, that's fine I will honour the deal if they email me before the offer finishes - firstname.lastname@example.org
The velcro works fine on the bars. The remote switch is only small and very light and so stays in place very well. The new velcro patches we now have make this even better as the loops are deeper so grab even more.
Does this light use the same leds as the MTB batteries new luminator light?
If it does how come this only puts out 1200 lumens and the other claims to put out 2000 lumens?
(Sorry if that's a dumb question.)
The Gloworm X2 uses two Cree XM-L U2 emitters delivering 1300 lumens in it's highest setting. They have a theoretical output of a little over 1000 lumens each in perfect lab conditions (not mounted in a light). I think the MTB batteries light uses the U2 as well hence the claim of 2000 lumens.
Gloworm quote the actual lumen output rather than a theoretical maximum. The highest setting on the Gloworm X2 is within the Bush mode at 1300 lumens.
Gloworm have balanced battery life, lumen output, heat management and emitter life which means running emitters at less than their maximum output to optimise performance. This means the X2 gets good run times for high lumen output without constantly switching to a lower mode due to over heating.
By comparison, Lupine's Piko uses 2 XM-L T6 emitters with a potential of around 1000 lumens each but they claim 750 lumens for the pair for the same reasons as above. The X2 is slightly larger than the Piko and has increased surface area due to the size and fins so can drive it's more efficient XM-L U2's harder for increased output.
Heat management on the X2 is aided by the extensive use of those fins on the casing to increase surface area to dissipate heat quickly and efficiently, especially when air is moving across them.
I can't comment on what MTB Batteries light is like in terms of output or heat management as I've never actually seen one apart from in pictures.
Apologies to anyone who has tried to order today. The offer code finished 24 hours earlier than it should have. Doh.
I've reset it and added an extra 24 hours so no-one misses out as a result of the error. It will now expire at 23.55 on 17th September.
The same code GLOWORM20 still applies.
What's the price including the discount code?
philfive - as reggiegasket says the price is £130 with the discount code. Delivery is free.
For anyone who tried the code and found it had expired, it's now sorted and working correctly.
i tried to order one of these lamps this morning , but the site wouldn't take me to paypal so i could pay and has left the order pending with no link to pay??
Anything you can do ??
email in profile.
I've not come across that problem before sorry it was being temperamental.
I've sent a Paypal request so you can complete the order. The website did collect your address and contact details.
A reminder the £20 off promotion finishes tonight (Monday) at 23:55 - GLOWORM20
We are down to the last few unallocated lights from this weeks consignments so order promptly if you want to be sure of delivery this week.
More lights are arriving with us on Monday/Tuesday of next week.
Ordered one today! Looking forward to getting hold of it for the weekend. Can't recommend Danny (neninja) enough. Top bloke to deal with- answered all questions quickly and efficiently!
Thanks Luke, very kind of you.
I just ordered a set, girlfriend has too, hoping for child and dry this winter to get the use out of them
Just ordered a set off the back of this thread; thanks guys.
Neninja, my order ref ends in 73, could you email me to confirm the delivery address as paypal is trying to send it to my home address and I wanted it to go to work
Thanks Graham, does your girlfriend have the initials CD?
Neil - email sent. Our website captured the correct delivery address, it's just a Paypal oddity.
Thanks for the orders. They should be with you on Friday.
No email confirmation for me yet mate? I'm guessing I'll just get one when dispatched as I paid by phone?
Luke - you'll get confirmation at point of dispatch (Thursday) and also email updates from the courier to confirm that the order is out for delivery.
I can email you a confirmation of receipt of your order as it's on the system.
Hey Neninja, yep that's correct. You may as well stick them in the same parcel if you want.
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