Editor's Note: This article is part of Mtbr and RoadBikeReview's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index and the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index.
The Lowdown: Gloworm X2
There is a light company from New Zealand called Gloworm. They make extremely well-crafted lights that come in three configurations, the X1, X2 and XS. They are all honest with their lumen output claims and have very compact configurations for bar or helmet use. This year, they are including optional wide beam optics in the package to give the rider the choice of beams that suits their riding. The model reviewed here is the middle X2 one with two LEDs.
Gloworm is an Mtbr forum legend with the X2 model sitting in the sweet spot between the X1 and the XS. This year, the X2 raises its measured output from 1391 Lumens to 1545. Total weight and run time have stayed the same and the price dropped a bit to $255.