I know there's been a lot of talk about the Solar Storm X2's on here, but very little in the way of longevity reports... so here goes!
X2 light - Still excellent. Very bright, very waterproof and mine doesn't get too hot even at a standstill on high mode.
Battery - I'm already seeing drop offs in the performance of the supplied batteries. However, I suspect that's due to the main problem I've had.
UK Charger - As said above, I've noticed a drop off in battery performance. With this in mind, I dropped over to Torchy The Battery Boy's place and picked up a nice Fluxient battery pack, AND 4 18650 batteries to go in the battery boxes I've ordered. So... On getting home tonight, I checked the charge in the batteries and the battery pack. The pack was needing charged, so I plugged the charger in. After 5 minutes the charger was so hot it was almost too hot to hold. So... Looks like the UK charger supplied by Dongx2011 is junk. I'll be getting back to him on the battery and charger. I have the same issue with the charger with the stock batteries.
Over all? Considering the cost of the light, I'm still very happy. But I'd advise anyone with the UK charger/stock battery to consider getting decent replacements from Torchy, or another reputable supplier. My charger issue *might* be a one off. Likewise with the batteries, but regardless, the batteries aren't at all well sealed, and for the sake of £30 you can have some faith your house won't catch fire.
The ebay seller and item I bought:
Torchy's ebay account:
Even considering the cost of a replacement battery pack, the X2 is still a bargain - you can get the light without battery for about £13! All in, for less than the price of a Moon xp300 you can have a stonking light.
Oh - and as an addendum... the Moon lights are fantastic. I've saw a couple of the xp500's, so comparing to the x2 is meant as a compliment, not a Mac vs PC style dis.
Also, there's been an issue with the contact details/phone number on Torchy's ebay account, so if trying to get a hold of him you may get an irate guy with a wrong number.
Hope the above info helps anyone swithering about the lights...
Finally, just to make sure no one thinks this is a sly ad for Torchy or the ebay seller - I only came to hear of Torchy thru STW recommendations/threads, and have had no prior dealings with him or the ebay seller of my light.