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  • Premier Icon tomaso
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    Mine was the first he did and still going strong.

    pussywillow
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    Don’t be so stupid, get yourself a solar storm x2 jobbie from eBay, £25, I brought two, so much brighter than my hope lights… 8)

    3dvgirl
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    Hi i know the guy that runs this is often on hear, just to ask does any one know if he still does the upgrade for this, my lights are dead but the casing is fine so would be grate to make it work again. hassd any one on hear had it done?
    http://www.troutie.com/Blog/Entry/13

    3dvgirl
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    Don’t be so stupid, get yourself a solar storm x2 jobbie from eBay, £25, I brought two, so much brighter than my hope lights…

    i dont want to put that junk on my bike.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    i dont want to put that junk on my bike.

    🙂

    Premier Icon trout
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    Yes I am in the workshop today doing 5 of the vision 2 s
    so yes still doing them .

    though you do need to know if the battery is still good as it then becomes quite expensive if a new one is needed .

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Oh bum, I did have one when I posted last night but it was on my bike when they were all taken in night. 🙁

    The quality of the Hope lamp and Trout’s workmanship are loads better than the Chinese stuff – you get what you pay for :mrgreen: Although not if you are thieves etc…

    Premier Icon ir_bandito
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    I’ve got a Trout’d set of V2s and they’re ace. The only problem is they can overheat and drop down to low-power, especially if you’re moving slowly and its warm. Never a problem in winter, but I’ve had a few situations which its been a pain. Trout – can the temp threshold be adjusted?

    Oh, I’ve also got a set of Solarstom x2s (for £19) which I’m going to try as a comparison for a while. Long term plan is that the X2s are going to be my spare/loaner set. The Hopes will go on my helmet and I’ll be running my Exposure Revo on the MTB once the new bolt-thru dynamo hub turns up.

    Premier Icon trout
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    ir_bandito
    yes the threshold can be adjusted easily by your self with a few clicks and presses.

    But it is there to protect the leds and driver from overheat so I would not go above 70c ( I think it could be set at 50 or 60 early ones I set to 50 later to 60 )

    though they can take some abuse as this Lib proves

    got hot enough to boil beer and melted the lenses onto the leds but still kept working 🙂

    Tomaso Bastids sorry to hear bout your loss can lend you a light if you have a bike to ride .

    Premier Icon tomaso
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    Cheers Troutie

    While you are here do you still do ayup upgrades? I did email you a while back but did not hear back. Although I notice the ayup tradein upgrade is back on now too.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Yes can do the Ayups no problem

    Premier Icon swavis
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    An Ay-up upgrade is interesting. Mine are sadly lacking since I bought a solarstorm but the batteries are just fine and have been very reliable, I just fancied something a bit brighter and at £25 the X2 was a no brainer.

    Will email you Trout 8)

    andysredmini
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    Also while your here do you replace batteries in an exposure enduro? If so how much.

    Andy

    reggiegasket
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    trout,

    How much is the Vision2 upgrade?

    And how can I test if my battery is ‘good enough’ to use? Is there a ‘minimum’ charge time I could measure?

    I_Ache
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    Trout, can you do Exposure Joysticks? Mine isnt really bright enough for what I need it for now.

    Saccades
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    I’ve asked troutie in the past about swopping out a Race Maxx LED gubbins, it’s a git of a job and would cost a disproportionate amount to do apprently.

    But batteries can be swopped out by mtbbatteries.

    Premier Icon gamo
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    Trout is your email still the same? mailed you re my mini a few times recently.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Hi Gavin

    Just searched the emails was it this one in August

    Hi Chris
    i was wondering if you can help, i loaned a mate my Mini and when he has had it he has burst the cable on my battery:( ( i have removed the extra sealing and can see where the cable has been damaged) so was wondering if you could replace the cable and then re dip the battery?
    Also wondering if any of the newer led’s could be fitted to improve its output?
    Let me know what you can do and how much etc.

    Just put in an order for some XPG-S2 leds so will be able to upgrade it in a couple of weeks
    and should be able to do the battery at the same time though be careful to label the package up properly with a Li ion label like this one with your phone number on

    Reggie
    if your battery is still giving you good runtimes then it should be good for the new leds and driver you may lose 20 mins on full after but lower powers will also be brighter than the stock on its full

    Premier Icon JohnClimber
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    Troutie, Troutie.

    Please post up beam shots of your dog walking torch.

    Premier Icon trout
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    building is nearly 200 metres away 😀

    Nonsense
    Member

    Hey Troutie, are you able to fit a newer LED to a joystick? New baby means I can’t stretch to one of your lovely new helmet mounted lights at the moment.

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Holy toot! That’s bright!! 😯

    Can I get my ay-up’s like that please 😉 😆

    reggiegasket
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    what did the aliens look like?

    cultsdave
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    Do you do upgrades for the Hope Vision 4?
    Thanks

    Premier Icon trout
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    Do you do upgrades for the Hope Vision 4?
    Thanks

    Yes can do them no problem
    extra £15 over the V2 using its stock battery

    or can make it a real monster and with a 15 volt battery an english lumen count of 3600 on full
    or chinese lumens 8000

    pdw
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    The exchange rate has changed – 1500 UKL is now up to 5000 CNL so your 3600 lumen light would be flogged on eBay as a 12,000 lumen light 8)

    cultsdave
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    or can make it a real monster and with a 15 volt battery an english lumen count of 3600 on full
    or chinese lumens 8000

    How much would that cost? Is it worth it?

    With just the standard upgrade how much brighter does it get?
    Do you get a warrenty with the upgrade?

    Thanks

    Premier Icon trout
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    Probably not worth the full monty as big battery and charger would add about £90

    Cant say in actual numbers but its a big improvement
    yes I look after my workmanship and parts fitted
    cant warranty stock battery and charger

    jedi
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    troutie converted my old hope light. wayyyyyyyy betterer now 🙂

    cultsdave
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    yes I look after my workmanship and parts fitted
    cant warranty stock battery and charger

    Sounds good. How do I go about getting it upgraded? How long does it take and how do you accept payment?

    Thanks.

    Premier Icon pedlad
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    Hi Trout – did those voltage readings I emailed you on Friday help deduce what’s going on with my spiders eyes? I’ll post you the correct bits today if you confirm. Cheers.

    jimw
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    I have both V2 and ‘standard’ V4 upgrades, the V2 is subjectively brighter than a standard R4, the V4 is way brighter than it was. Had both for well over a year and have been utterly faultless, been soaked a few times and no leak issues, still on original Hope batteries. Very highly recommended

    Premier Icon leeph
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    Trout – where do I send my light hope vision 2? Cannot see address on your website…..PayPal ok?

    brokensoul
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    I bet poor Mr Trout’s kicking himself for turning up on this thread. . . . .
    But while you’re here, Mr Trout, can you do Lumicycle HID upgrades?

    davedodd
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    Troutie,

    How much would I be looking at to get 2 Hope Vision 4’s converted, and roughly how long would it take? Very interested in getting mine done.
    Thanks
    Dave

    Premier Icon trout
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    Cultsdave , davedodd , Leeph
    Email me for payment details and address to send it to
    got a bit of a backlog at the moment for some strange reason 😯
    be about 1/3 days from me getting the lights to turn them around

    Brokensoul
    yes the Hid can be done and used to be a popular housing for the diy ers

    however it is quite a time taking conversion so making it a bit costly
    I can though do the bits in to some housings I have left over from the Dominator run which would make my job a lot easier and cheaper for you .
    Mail me for more details

    dizcostix
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    Trout – hopefully you’ve still got time to look at DezB’s stella light?? I’ve got a L&M stella dual 400 begging for better leds! 🙂

    jools182
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    pussywillow – Member
    Don’t be so stupid, get yourself a solar storm x2 jobbie from eBay, £25, I brought two, so much brighter than my hope lights…

    bit of a mark up here

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