Looks like the bulb has gone in my old Lumicycle light - which is a pain as its just getting to that time of year when I need it for the commute home (unlit forest path).
It's done a good job. According to my records I bought it in June 2004!
This is the system:
Receipt says "Halide System 2004: 13° Flood, NiMH Bottle Battery, One Lead Fast Charger" (£286 back in the day!)
I know technology has moved on a fair way since those heady days so what are my options for fixing / upgrading / replacing it?
Buying a new Halide bulb from Lumicycle looks like it will set me back £80. Ouch!
I could pick up a brand new 1000 lumen MagicShine for not much more than that - would that be comparable? Looks like it would certainly be lighter (Li-ion vs old skool NiMH).
Or I seem to remember some folk on here were upgrading Lumicycle lights to Cree LEDs - is that something that could be done with my 13.2v Halide system for considerably less than £80?
Does anyone offer a conversion service for folk who are not electronically minded? (I've heard troutie mentioned before but no idea who that is?)