Luxos U Warranty Chat

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buffoon
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I have mine off center to avoid wheel spray. The secula isn't sealed well at all. Down by the drop out will probably be better protected.

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:07
heavymetal
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Fenders fitted, so not an issue. But noted for non-fender use.

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 18:42
mander
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Nice, i'll remember that front fender l bracket idea. Thanks tamaso

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 02:44
Andrew_Squirrel
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some fun disassembly shots of the new IQ-X:
http://offline2k.de/AusfluginsBlaueWP/der-iq-x-von-innen-demontage-des-scheinwerfers/

Neat how the blue ring around the button uses a Fresnel lens

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:39
ShartAttack
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Ahhh so with that band you should be able to mount it in just about any orientation you want. I wonder if they'll provide replacement parts.

edit: ok on second look maybe not. but maybe!

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:15
emor
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I think that was one of the features, which is so fucking rad

"my main life goal is to have a dirtbag camper van with a bunch of bikes on it, go camping every vacation forever" -- me

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 15:44
Blakey
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(Reply to #307)

The photos show the band with mount 180º and 90º from the wires. translated "The retaining clip can be rotated in 90 ° increments, so a few options for mounting the headlamp are possible"

Def want.

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:37
blackholelectron
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Do want, but also want features and USB charging of Luxos U

So conflicted

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 17:09
Andrew_Squirrel
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I really want to try the sinewave revolution in conjuction with the IQ-X on my Rawland Stag. I think it would be a pretty rad combo and would be fun to compare with the Luxos U on my Elephant. Although, the Elephant has a SON28 while the Stag has the SONdelux so it's not really apples to apples

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 18:16
blackholelectron
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that is a great idea- I want some kind of intelligent and regulated charging circuit so that leaves the DIY options out, but I also want the pure lux output of the IQ-X, although coming from a Cyo Premium with standlights it's gonna be a big upgrade either way

definitely report in if you decide to go that route!

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if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 18:28
crowding
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Luxos U USB charging hasn't been so hot for me

Despite built in cache battery, need another cache battery to get >100 mA into phone

Charging mysteriously switches off if I don't keep my eye on it

I have yet to maintain a non-negative electron balance over a long ride

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 19:53
blackholelectron
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Yeah, that's probably fine, I really just want a way to charge my 10k mAh backup battery because charging directly to a phone with the screen turning on and off as you slow below the charging threshold is probably a shitshow

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if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 12:33
JUGE FREDD
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charging a 10 amp hour battery is also a novelty

you have no visibility into whether it's really working

it would take days to fully charge and the things have 4 LEDs as fill indicators

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
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Mon, 02/22/2016 - 15:59
joy of vaping
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in my experience with the Luxos U, keeping your speed above 12mph will charge an iPhone5 while running RideWithGPS, with the screen on -- but only with the Luxos light off. SP hub.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:18
Andrew_Squirrel
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Charging my iPhone 6 directly off the Luxos U version 3.0 last weekend made me realize there is something weird going on in my system. I suspect it might be the iPhone battery so I will try to get that settled before pointing fingers at the Luxos U.
Lately the phone battery dropping to 35-40% has been causing the phone to die and ask for a recharge. Also has the strange behavior of jumping from 5% (when it doesn't die at 35-40%) to 70% after a few minutes of being plugged into a wall socket. Something is amiss.

My issue with Luxos U this weekend is that the phone refused to go above 70% charge, even after bombing a big long hill with the SON28. It showed the charge indicator but kept hovering in the 68-70% range the entire ride while in airplane mode and running Strava, RWGPS & occasional photography. I tried to see if having the lamps on/off changed the charging ability but I couldn't discern any difference.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:32
NOVELTYNAME
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yo squirrel
is it a 5s? i have some serious battery problems with my phone that sound similar. like, rapidly dropping from (example)48-21-3% over about 2 minutes. im blaming it on the phone though.

regarding luxos charging/batteries: how long are you guys riding and expecting the phone to work? i run the phone with everything on (no airplane), strava, and take photos - I get about 6 hours from full charge?

i'll carry a lb of 10k mAh that i can get ~6-8 full phone charges out of. i've never had to use the luxos to charge when i carry the battery and i usually only use the luxos to charge a garmin (double up on the GPSes - iphone and garmin).

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:40
yummygooey

i had the same sort of things start to happen with the battery on my iphone 5 when it was a year and a couple months old. i found that the issue was exacerbated by cold weather. i put up with it for awhile until i finally got a new battery kit from ifixit, which solved the issue for me.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:46
Andrew_Squirrel
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iPhone 6

Riding duration varies so much because of continuous stops to take photos, snack and smoke the drugs so I'm sure the phone is not happy about the inconsistent charging environment. The small dribble of power it gets during climbs and the avalanche of wattage available on downhills probably only exacerbates the issue.

Buffer battery makes so much sense to smooth out my bullshit riding style

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:51
Andrew_Squirrel
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exacerbate twinz!

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 16:52
blackholelectron
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Had the same problem reported as mig and gooey on my iPhone 6, turns out that's the most common battery failure mode, just need a new battery at that point

Thanks for the info w/r/t dynamo charging backup batteries- seems like a sound idea, but if it's really just a novelty, then I can carry the battery and go full IQ-X

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:05
NOVELTYNAME
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if you ever plan to really get out-out there, then a lamp with charging from dynamo is a good resource to have. if you are just doing 2ish days? a big battery will do fine at ~1lb penalty

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:09
JUGE FREDD
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the standlight powered by the 100mAh buffer battery in the Luxos U is the actual feature

but yes the USB charging it's there for is more or less a novelty

will be interesting to see what the IQ-X standlight behavior is

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:43
lofarkas
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I don't give a shit about the standlight (don't really see the point) but I like the decent USB charging. What the real feature is depends on what you want/need.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 18:21
NOVELTYNAME
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the point of the standlight is so you can still see shit when you have to stop in the dark. and if you're riding in the dark with any amount of regularity, you're going to stop sometime. and being able to see is real helpful.

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 19:01
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #325)

yummygooey wrote:
new battery kit from ifixit

How did you justify the cost on this?
I did one of the ifixit kits back in the day before there were so many device repair shops in town but looks like the repair shops are now comparable to the kit, additional tools (there seem to be many required for the iPhone 6) & shipping. I will gladly pay someone $5 to do the task for me while I grab some dinner.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 19:24
yummygooey

i see the iphone 6 kit is $40. i think mine was $25 with the tools and free shipping.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 20:29
VT regularbike
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Well once you break one and have the tools then you don't need the kit again. Tools are an investment or insurance.

Miguel wrote:
i mean as long as we're spending money, lets just set the wallet on fire ok

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 20:49
yummygooey

by tools they just mean a tiny torx screwdriver, tiny phillips, a suction cup, and a plastic tire lever looking device

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 21:52
lofarkas
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(Reply to #329)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
the point of the standlight is so you can still see shit when you have to stop in the dark. and if you're riding in the dark with any amount of regularity, you're going to stop sometime. and being able to see is real helpful.

LOL. I realize that the point of the standlight is that it works when stopped. It's not exactly a complicated concept. I'm not saying it's completely useless, but it's not even close to a selling point for me.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 03:05
buffoon
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(Reply to #330)

lofarkas wrote:
NOVELTYNAME wrote:
the point of the standlight is so you can still see shit when you have to stop in the dark. and if you're riding in the dark with any amount of regularity, you're going to stop sometime. and being able to see is real helpful.

LOL. I realize that the point of the standlight is that it works when stopped. It's not exactly a complicated concept. I'm not saying it's completely useless, but it's not even close to a selling point for me.

Lol I'm polar opposite from you
I found the USB charging to be a complete novelty on weekend trips, when a little lipstick battery does the job so much better
The luxos standlight cache battery makes it so that when you restart after a break, you get full brightness immediately instead of taking however many secs to kick in. It's particularly nice on the trail in the dark when you don't have other lights.

Lippy wrote:
a measured amount of muscle and hate when installing should keep that from happening.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 07:45
tamaso
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StarBike has IQ-X in stock, pricier than other euro sites but first place I've seen with inventory:
http://www.starbike.com/php/product_info.php?lang=en&pid=34463

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 10:25
lukasz
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pretty sure the point of the standlight is to be seen by drivers if you come to a stop at night.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:49
lofarkas
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It's really unlikely for a cyclist to get hit while stopped at a red light. Perhaps you could get hit from behind, but few people hook up their rear lights to a dynamo anyway. At least I don't so on my n=1 people use battery blinkies in the rear.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:28
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #334)

tamaso wrote:
StarBike has IQ-X in stock, pricier than other euro sites but first place I've seen with inventory:
http://www.starbike.com/php/product_info.php?lang=en&pid=34463

Any Seattle peeps want in on a group buy to save on shipping?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 14:29
lukasz
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(Reply to #335)

lofarkas wrote:
It's really unlikely for a cyclist to get hit while stopped at a red light. Perhaps you could get hit from behind, but few people hook up their rear lights to a dynamo anyway. At least I don't so on my n=1 people use battery blinkies in the rear.

I didn't say the cyclist had to be stopped at a light. My point is that I always thought it was more for being seen than seeing. Usually if I'm stopping at night I actually want that thing to be off because I'm looking for a secluded camp spot and don't want to attract attention. I'm sure that reading the stvzo, which I am under no circumstances going to do, would clear this up.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 15:24
mander
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I got that alert today too tamaso, came here to post it. Ouch, does cost a lot tho.

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 23:00
heavymetal
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Cheap dynamo advice:
Is the hub as seen here: https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;product=77654;menu=1000,2,140,141 okay?
I know it's an ultra cheapy, a mate is on a budget and bike24's built wheels are a great deal.

Any thoughts?

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 16:21
JUGE FREDD
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perfectly fine, just significantly heavier than the fancy stuff

DT rims are great, that's def a deal if they don't bite you on oversized shipping to prison island

It's a struggle, but you cut out his tongue, and his last words are "atmo atmo Atmo ATMO ATMOOOOOGORIHGGHRSHGGRLMGGMMGMgrrglegurglegrr....."
– akasnowmaaan

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:38
heavymetal
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Yeah they hit you for 40 euro bulky handling charge, but it still works out heaps cheaper than anything else. He's gonna get lights/hydroshakes etc, plus some stuff for me to spread out the shipping charge.

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 17:58
tamaso
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(Reply to #340)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
tamaso wrote:
StarBike has IQ-X in stock, pricier than other euro sites but first place I've seen with inventory:
http://www.starbike.com/php/product_info.php?lang=en&pid=34463

Any Seattle peeps want in on a group buy to save on shipping?

My plan is to wait until it's in stock at Bike24 and buy from there, if any other Seattle peeps want in lemme know.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 13:50
Andrew_Squirrel
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(Reply to #341)

tamaso wrote:
Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
tamaso wrote:
StarBike has IQ-X in stock, pricier than other euro sites but first place I've seen with inventory:
http://www.starbike.com/php/product_info.php?lang=en&pid=34463

Any Seattle peeps want in on a group buy to save on shipping?

My plan is to wait until it's in stock at Bike24 and buy from there, if any other Seattle peeps want in lemme know.

ok, maybe I can just wait for Bike24 and join forces with you

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 17:36
ergott
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Bike24 asked me for money from the order I placed end of Oct. Could be they have them now and will be updating site any time now.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 19:20
jdsmooth
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do yous get duty fees on $$$ b24 buys?

Five-foot drops at speed on unstable terrain? Yep.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 13:43
ergott
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I don't know yet.

Did get shipping notice.

Yeah mofos!

Busch + Müller Lumotec IQ-X LED Front Light 164RTSNDI-01 - black

Quantity: 1 67,14 EUR

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 14:25
blackholelectron
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Damn that's cheap! Nice work! Pls to report on standlicht and so forth when it arrives.

Quote:
if you're happily shuffling between rural corn dog purchases at 14mph, how are your needs not being met?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 17:47
Blakey
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(Reply to #346)

ergott wrote:
I don't know yet.

Did get shipping notice.

Yeah mofos!

Busch + Müller Lumotec IQ-X LED Front Light 164RTSNDI-01 - black

Quantity: 1 67,14 EUR

cripes. cheapest current option at bike24 is 92 euros once tax is removed from the silver model. black is 130 with tax.

I'm waiting.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 19:11
ergott
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Benefit of early adopter I guess.

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 21:13
ergott
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Yeah buddy!

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 16:48
NOVELTYNAME
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o dam

"Folks want options!"

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 17:29
jeffro
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Is overvoltage protector usually needed, or built into lights?

Thu, 03/03/2016 - 21:35

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