JAFAKIDS and DoC gloworm lights offer

For 2013, we have negotiated a special deal with gloworm lights. http://www.glowormlites.co.nz/products

There is one sure thing about night riding – the better your lights, the faster you can go. And another thing, the better the quality of the batteries and fittings, the less hassle the whole experience is.

These are 100% designed in NZ (really, not just the box) and superbly engineered. In testing, the X1 (headlamp) has a bright and even beam, perfect for trail riding. It is lightweight and small and if you prefer,  the battery can also be helmet mounted (there is also an extension lead for backpack or pouch). It comes with 3 separate optics so you can have a beam to suit your needs. While rated at 850 lumens, it is brighter (and smaller/lighter) than last year’s Inton rated at 1200 lumens and my Magicshine rated at 1600 lumens. It is controlled by a remote button, and has a number of sensible modes including a commuting mode which isn’t as bright (so battery lasts longer) and has a pulse option to aid visibility by motorists.

This is honestly the best light I have seen for less than stupid money. Gloworm is distributed in NZ by Nigel Blanchard from Endura, a JAFAKIDS sponsor.

These are available for $149. Read all about them on mtbr forums http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-night-riding/gloworm-x1-single-led-light-system-822844.html

We can also get the gloworm X2 for $199. This is a bigger (but still tiny) and more powerful light at 1200 lumens. It can also be helmet mounted but is probably best bar mounted and used in conjunction with an X1 or other helmet light because of its beam pattern that is wider than the X1. If you buy just one light – get the X1.

Review of the X2 here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByUjpHG9GWZ4Z1FKblR5U1NMY1U/edit?pli=1

And http://reviews.mtbr.com/gloworm-x2-2013-mtbr-lights-shootout

If you are interested, please deposit the right amount of money with your name as a reference in the DoC account: 12 3066 0283262 00. Use your name and “lights” as a reference.

Follow up with an email to Sophiemarie at snoopb237@yahoo.co.nz

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