Spikelights Demonstration in Brisbane, QLD

The intense, long-range beam on our Spikelight Headlamps, is very special. It is unique in the world of headlamps and it really needs to be seen to be understood.  The style and construction are also completely different to anything else you’ll buy in a camping store.

If you’re in Brisbane, QLD and would like a demonstration, then email us or Contact Us Here. We’ll be giving demonstrations for the first two weeks of January.

Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Almost Free Upgrade Offer for V3 Spikelight Owners

If you already own a V3 Spikelight, then you might be interested in a small upgrade:

The hinge that lets you set the angle of the V3, has a special black screw. The screw lets you adjust the hinge from loose to tight according to your preference.  Unfortunately, you need to have superhuman finger strength (or just be a regular rock climber) to adjust the screw.

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V3 Waiting List

In the last few months, a few V3s have been released into the wild.  Some to locals and some to people who have been pestering me since Jan 2011.  Feedback has been positive enough to start a waiting list.

This post will outline:

  • Prices.
  • How to get on the waiting list.

So if you’re keen to get your hands on a V3, then read on after the jump.

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User Interfaces

Some people have asked about the different User Interfaces that they can choose with the V3.

At this time, there are three options.

  • Competition
  • Competition + Extras
  • Simple

In my mind the ‘Competition’ versions are the best.  They are the easiest ones to use during a race because you can always get to the beam you want quickly.  Some people don’t like it because it’s not just a simple on/off and you can get lost if you don’t remember what the different clicks and double clicks do.  So for people who don’t like to learn new things, there’s the ‘Simple’ version.  This post will give some diagrams and a video to help you work out which one you like.

The V3 Release!

This weekend I’ll be showing off the finished V3 Spikelights for the first time at the upside down rogaine in WA.  After that, I’ll take a few pictures to put up on the blog.

So if you’re at the rogaine, feel free to drop in and have a look.  I’ll have a green sunshade/gazebo and a green Landrover Discovery, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find me.

See you there!

18650 Energy Cells: What V3 users will need to know.

Rechargable-Lithium-CellsThe V3 Spikelights will be powered by a very special energy cell that will be whole new experience for most users (who aren’t electronics-nerds). It’s called the ’18650′ cell.

If you like to carry a spare battery with you, then I can confidently say, that spare 18650 cells are lighter, smaller and cheaper than any other headlight battery on the planet (for the same amount of energy stored).

Better yet, you can buy them all over the world in a very competitive market. Other high-end headlight manufacturers force you to use their own special-shaped battery. This means you have no control over the quality or the price – and if they stop selling them oneday, then that’s just too bad!

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A look at the old: The V2 Spikelight

The very new and vastly improved V3 Spikelight is almost here so I thought I’d better do a quick write-up on the old V2. This will just be a review of the stats and show how the second of my headlights motivated certain aspects of the third.

Here she is in all her glory: The V2 Spikelight!

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Perhaps not the prettiest girl in school, but plenty of fun.  This one has been in constant use for about 18 months now.  Swimming, paddling, running, cycling – it certainly hasn’t been sitting on the shelf.  No makeup or digital retouching here, this is what real headlights look like. Don’t look too close at the headband (it started out white).

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