We will call it … the V5 Spikelight.
The V5 is going to be released at the World Rogaining Championships in Alice Springs this July.
In some ways the V5 will be like the V4
- It will still have a SPOT and a FLOOD Beam.
- We can still make you a custom light with different led colours, tints, and beam angles to suit your needs.
- 2 x 18650 Lithium Ion cells will still be the power source. So you can still buy new batteries cheaply from all over the world.
- The shape of the lighthead and battery case won’t change much, though several parts will have a more polished design. This blue Spikelight is a V4. V5 pictures will come soon.
In some ways the V5 will be a real upgrade
The V5 will use the GoPro mounting system for the lighthead. This will open up mounting options for helmets, handlebars, kayaks, or wherever else you want to mount a Spikelight.
The V5 will have some ‘BOOST’ modes. These are high-power modes which are unsustainable, but I think you’ll like them for the couple of minutes they last.
The FLOOD can run at 700 lumens all night long, but in BOOST mode it will have a maximum of 1500 lumens. (Think you need more lumens than that? Read my post on lumens here.)
The SPOT can reach about 250m all night long, but in BOOST mode it can reach up to 400m. Better still, it gains the extra range without getting narrower like it did in the V4.
Of course you do.
They won’t be ready until August, but if you order now from the STORE you can get a $50 discount.
If you are going to the World Rogaining Championships then you can order yours now. We will deliver it at the event on the Friday night. Use the code: WRC2016 to get free shipping at the checkout.
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