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The website says they aren't available yet, so how'd you get yours and how much are they going to cost? Is yours a working model? Beam shots?

Looks cool and I like that you can use a wide range of battery voltages.

Thanks for the info and keep us posted. :thumbsup:
 

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fevans said:
The website says they aren't available yet, so how'd you get yours and how much are they going to cost?
Thanks for the info and keep us posted. :thumbsup:
They emailed me this info $300 without the battery - no thanks otherwise sounded good.:
Thank you for your enquiry into Superstar LED lights. Superstar Components
are the UK distributor for a new brand of high power UK made LED Bike
lights. We offer full spares and repair facilities and a comprehensive
warranty for peace of mind.
The current date for release is end of February, but this depends on the
arrival of certain parts.

They use 4 Seoul P4 LEDs and use microprocessors to regulate the voltage and
temperature, rather than crude and inefficient resistor setups used by other
companies. The boards will be machine manufactured in a specialist factory,
to keep quality control perfect every time. 1000 Lumen output, on full
power, with a selection of lower power settings for longer life.

The headunits can be purchased separately for use with a wide band of
voltage batteries, for around £150 and the complete kit with Li ion
batteries will be around £250.

They will be packaged in a CNC aluminium casing and will come with a
comprehensive selection of accessories like car chargers and helmet mounts
as standard.

Please sign upto the shop newsletter for the latest news.

All the specifications and details can be found on our website as soon as
they are released:
www.superstarcomponents.com
 

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Seeing as the P4 is only good for 240 lumen on a good day, I think they need maths lessons.

Will be more like 800 lumen in practice, with a good battery and assuming they got good LED's too.
 

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For 250 quid I'd sooner buy the new Hope LED light (also not out yet). Reason? I'd have more trust in Hope to honour warranty claims, provide upgrade options etc. Plus I've seen some Superstar brake pads and they weren't great...but that's another story.
 

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RedBlueGreen said:
For 250 quid I'd sooner buy the new Hope LED light (also not out yet). Reason? I'd have more trust in Hope to honour warranty claims, provide upgrade options etc. Plus I've seen some Superstar brake pads and they weren't great...but that's another story.
Tha Hope looks interesting, but isn't out for another couple of months which is towards the end of the night season.

I've just gone with the iBlaast. This has a proven 4 year record with plenty of excellent feedback here, and it's upgradeable. For a helmet mounted HID bar mount complement I'm sure it'll be fine...
 

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Tha Hope looks interesting, but isn't out for another couple of months which is towards the end of the night season.

I've just gone with the iBlaast. This has a proven 4 year record with plenty of excellent feedback here, and it's upgradeable. For a helmet mounted HID bar mount complement I'm sure it'll be fine...
Chain Reaction say the Hope 4 LED will be out in 12 days from now: "Due In Stock 30/01/2008".
I agree with you Bonesetter, the iBlaast is a Blast :)
 

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Copied from Singletrackworld forum ealier today

Reply from fruit, owner of superstar components to This Thread

Everything with "1000 Lumen will be using 4 seoul P4 Leds

Everything is availible off the shelf to fit these parts

The complicated bit is to regulate the heat build up. You can do this
really crudely and never get the full light output. or use sophisticated
microprocessors to measure the current and voltage draw to regulate them.

Our lights are built with the latter method and so are lupines, Im waiting
for a set of hopes to investigate them

Cheers, Neil (superstarcomponents)
My response

Using the Seoul P4 LED's, the lamp will not achieve 1000 lumen output. The P4 Will achieve a maximum 240 lumen at 1 amp drive current, that is assuming that they are the highest bin emitters too. A likely average will be more like 225 lumen as the Seoul binning range is quite large compared to the much tighter Cree. Only the latest Cree R2 emitters can achieve approximately 245-270 lumens, per LED at 1 amp.

Also when you take into account the inefieciency of the optics, that takes off another 5-10%.

A more realistic output for a quad P4 setup is nearer 850 lumen, which is what lupine claim for the Wilma, also using Seoul P4 emitters.

The above also applies to the new Hope.
 

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RedBlueGreen said:
Chain Reaction say the Hope 4 LED will be out in 12 days from now: "Due In Stock 30/01/2008".
I agree with you Bonesetter, the iBlaast is a Blast :)
I was speaking to Chain Reaction a few days ago about something else and asked about the Hope release date. They said Hope (and other manufactures) are usually optimistic about when product will be ready.

They said it likely the new Vision will not be out for another couple of months PAST the 'due' date of the 30th...

Another reason I went with the iBlaast

RedBlueGreen said:
I agree with you Bonesetter, the iBlaast is a Blast :)
Thanks for the thumsup BTW
 

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I've never been a fan of tiny companies that make very bold claims for brand new products...especially when their claims aren't technically capable of being achieved. I might be being overly cautious but if the math doesn't add up...it doesn't add up. Plus I don't like being a beta tester when paying top dollar.

Good job I'm not in the market for a new light atm, but by September time I'll be looking to build my own with all the satisfaction that will bring.
 

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RedBlueGreen said:
I've never been a fan of tiny companies that make very bold claims for brand new products...especially when their claims aren't technically capable of being achieved. I might be being overly cautious but if the math doesn't add up...it doesn't add up. Plus I don't like being a beta tester when paying top dollar.

Good job I'm not in the market for a new light atm, but by September time I'll be looking to build my own with all the satisfaction that will bring.
Yes, I've been following the DIY threads with some interest. It does look fun being able to build your own, might well have a go...
 
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