*Solar Storm X2* *Cree XM-L T6* *Hope Vision 4* *Fenix L2D Rebel* Roundup
I used to rate the single fenix as a great bang for buck night riding torch, but compared to the latest offerings it simply pales into insignificance. The Hope vision 4 from 2008 was well received at the time, with plenty of spread and light output, with a fantastic finish, but expensive at £299.
The Cree XM-L T6 was a huge development, vast light and long throw, to the trail for less than £25, no reason to splash out on expensive lights.
The Solar Storm X2 ups the ante again and floods the entire trail with a crisp pure white. Even on medium its impressive. Great run time, compact, and a wide spread. I honestly can’t see a reason to buy anything else. Run one on the helmet and paired together its off the charts, and the pictures don’t do it justice either 😯Posted 4 years ago
Evening guys, took the full arsenal out tonight for a comparison.
All lumens claimed…
Solar Storm X2 – 2000LmPosted 4 years ago
CREE XM-L T6 – 1600Lm
Hope Technology Vision 4 – 960Lm
Fenix L2D Rebel – 175LmcpSubscriber
but adjusting shutter speeds wouldn’t make a fair comparison
that’s the idea – you don’t adjust them so that they are directly comparable, which the DSLR will allow but S3 wont. Your S3 will be adjusting them, so the comparisons aren’t directly comparable, though it does look to have done a good job of adjusting to represent the actual light levels.
Anyway, good effort – for the money the solar storm does look good. I’m tempted!Posted 4 years agozippykonaSubscriber
When I think back to my old lumicycles and how one Fenix torch was as good as them. £200 pound they cost and used to blow bulbs left right and centre.Posted 4 years ago
Currently got magicshine 872. Shall see how these compare.
If they’re no good I shall rig up a bolt on bracket ,put the battery in a bottle and leave them on my commuter.yanis79Member
Where did you buy the strap/kit to mount the Solar Storm X2 to your helmet, as the fasttech light doesnt seem to come with this?Posted 4 years ago
@ Justin where did you get yours? I have a feeling there are different copies of solar storms for sale. I’ve seen three different versions of the xml t6 on the trails. Some very poorly made. Im not sure which company produces the original genuine solar storm, if that even exists.
Mine are unmodded.Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Your beam pattern for the Solarstorm looks totally different to mine, which is much more of a spot. Have you modded yours in any way?
i read somewhere that you can replace the lens (and reflectors?)
Just got mine yesterday, untried so far, but seems neat. Cost £19.06. Do I win? 🙂Posted 4 years ago
@yanis the helmet mount is sticky backed velcro! With a few zipties for anti tree branch protection lol
@nick I water proof the battery pack with a small food plastic bag, then put velcro pouch over that
@alex the xml t6 battery works fine, but the screw fitting doesnt work so a bit of masking tape around the joint keeps it connected. A handy backpack spare I guess 😀Posted 4 years agoir_banditoSubscriber
Pics later if I get a chance.Posted 4 years ago
For £19.06, i got the full set – light, battery, holster, 2 o-rings, charger etc. I did have to buy 10 sets mind you, from a seller on alibaba, so a bit of a risk. Took just under 2 weeks from payment to delivery. One of the lights is faulty – only one LED works, so it’ll be interesting to see how i get a replacement…
Charger is US plug. Does anyone know if there’ll be any ill-effects using the charger that came with my Hope lights? Connectors are the same size.justinbieberSubscriber
@cruzcampo – I got mine from here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200959831751?var=500183329081&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649Posted 4 years ago
They say solarstorm on the top but as you say, is there even such a thing as a genuine Solarstorm!
Turned up in about 7 days.Posted 4 years ago
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