At only 700 lumen do they throw enough light if you're running a head and bar unit? Looking for Ayup users opinions
What he said ^^^^If you're out riding on your own, and you don't need heaps of light, they're OK.
I stopped using mine after a demo of an exposure set up.
Personally I have never thought that AyUps actualy produce 700 lumens.
If anyone around has a brighter light, all you get are shadows.
10 years ago they were awesome but their R&D stopped there (I bought mine using K-Rudd's $1000 bike parts stimulus package)
Gotta agree with this. They are a rock solid bit of kit but well under powered for the money in the current market.10 years ago they were awesome but their R&D stopped there
Got a mate running that set up. Not bad at all for the price, but has a sort of dead spot in the middle and not super wide beam. Would just like a nice flood effect.Cleanskin 2200 duo from MTBdirect, 2200 chi lumens for 3.5hrs at $99 and bought 2 extra batteries.
Great light output for the price.
AyUp won't give you that flood effect.Got a mate running that set up. Not bad at all for the price, but has a sort of dead spot in the middle and not super wide beam. Would just like a nice flood effect.
I would definitely call their widest (I think for a while it was called "medium") beam a flood. I and lots of other people bought the widest beam for handlebars + narrowest for head. They probably sold a number of them to runners too.AyUp won't give you that flood effect.
No, just twice as much light by using two LED chips instead of one - particularly if there is no chip available that's twice as bright. Probably easier to dissipate heat from two chips spaced apart with their own optics vs two chips close behind one optic, as well.Random hijack, are 'twin' lights supposed to be a wider spread or something? More efficient?
I have a gemini olympia 1800 as the bar mount and it seems quite wide spread already
I used to run the narrow lens xera on the helmet but the heavy battery was a bit crap. Now just use my commuter volt 800.Xera with a 14 degree lens running at 900 lumens is landing only a tiny bit less light on the ground as an Olympia at 1800 lumens, but in half the area.