Hello everyone! It's been a while since our last update. We've been madly shipping lights out and I'm pleased to announce that all the lights are now out the door!
Well, nearly. If you were very late in responding to our survey, or had size selection issues and haven't been in touch, your lights are either shipping today or later this week. There are about 30 of you left.
Thank you all so much for all your patience and support. This has really been a great time.
Battery Funny Business:
We have discovered a small issue with the boards that most of you will probably never experience. Brand new batteries, at least the ones we're shipping, start out at 3.2 volts total. This is a little high for our board and for the first minute, some of the boards behave funny until the battery voltage gets down to 3. This doesn't damage anything and only takes literally a minute or two to go away. If you experience this weirdness, you can be assured that it goes away on it's own very quickly.
What the future holds:
We're already well into production on our second batch, this time with some minor software upgrades and some tweaks to the machined components. The second time around is running a lot smoother now that we've done everything once, and the guys we've hired to help us really are moving fast. Pre-orders from the website ship this week and soon after lights will be on sale.
We're in the early stages of developing a front light, so keep an eye out.
We'd love to hear from you if you got your light and how it's working out! Better yet send us a pic of the light on your bike!
Keep in Touch:
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PS - We've started experimenting with some cold weather conditions. The below pic is a light fresh from a bath of liquid nitrogen (-200deg F). Still works! (After the batteries warmed back up a bit).