- Gloworm X2 lights – first thoughts
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.Posted 5 years ago
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?Posted 5 years ago
thats a prevail guessing a glowworm would fit nicely on the lowest middle vent?Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
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.orgPosted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
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.Posted 5 years ago
quick report – firstly danny ‘neninja’ is an absolute legend! seriously his customer service is absolutly top draw, and i mean that, hes up there with the best companies/people ive ever had the pleasure to deal with!
secondly used this light a helmet only light (whilst waiting for new exposure bar light to arrive), and i must say im absolutly massively impressed by it, the 1200 lumens on full is stupid bright, its such a good spread of light, and its a very very crisp clear lens system….
thirdly this isnt some cheap dx jobbie, this thing is superbly made, the battery looks classy (if thats possible), the light unit is so small and neat you dont even notice it on your bonce!
its infinitely adjustable on the go, so you can throw the light further ahead, or just point it down on techy sections on the go…something i struggled with torches etc as they are only really adjustable left or right
im massively impressed with it, ive got a very powerful bar mount on the way, but to be honest, this as a helmet light was plenty for me last night (thought i’d never say a helmet light is enough on its own), but it really was, one on the bars and one on the helmet would be superb i’d guess, though i cant comment on the bar setup as i used it as a helmet light…
its perfect as a helmet light, due its weight, ease of use, compact/small and its runs for hours on high mode so you’ll never be caught out!
honestly ive used exposure joysticks, diablos, dx’ lights, fenix torches etc etc etc on my helmet and this blows them all out of the water!
cheers again danny, keep up the good work!Posted 5 years ago
no probs danny – credit where credits due i say! you are also selling an excellent product imo!
toxic socks, i ride peak stuff , and some lets say challenging sections in pitch black, and from my first outing last night, it was more than enough on its own, i doubt id really need a bar one as well as this helmet one, i was never caught short of vision last night on any section i did..
as said ive used all the torches you can buy really, from exposure to chinese ones, and this is just mentally brilliant as a helmet light… its lighter, easy to use, great spread of light, powerful, nice crisp colour and has loads of run time etc etc…
its just a no brainer i must say! if i hadnt already bought a new exposure bar light, id just buy another one of these for the bars no questions asked!Posted 5 years ago
Just a quick post to let people know that the new Gloworm QR handlebar mount will be arriving in 2-3 weeks.
They will be a £15 upgrade for the X1 and X2 (the O-ring mount will still be included free with the X2) and will be CNC’d from billet aluminium alloy so a quality bit of kit.
People have kept asking if I’ll do another offer on the X2 so I have decided to offer a 10% discount running until the end of the month – ‘bonus10’ gets you £15 off! Perfect for Christmas 😉Posted 5 years ago
Yes I will email all X2 customers when they are in.
Matt – I’m afraid it only works for X2 purchases – the £20 off introductory offer on the X1 is plenty 😉
Should have quality pictures of the production version of the X1 and beamshots by the weekend.
Edit – Pukeko, pleased to hear you are happy with your X2. Email me and I’ll sort something out.Posted 5 years ago
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