HappyHumber wrote:Sorry lads. no progress.
It's all still in the pack, after the little bit of excitement yesterday with that "Achtung! Halt! USB-katzenjammer" extra piece of paper. I will say though, the new light has got as far as being taken down the shed. I spent yesterday afternoon working through a backlog of inner tube patchings after it came to a head after a particularly bad Audax run puncture wise on Saturday left me in debt to some fellow club riders tube AND tyre wise.
I'm not really doubting the light's beam, having ridden a number of times at night with just4thehallibut, since he's had his, on some quieter more isolated roads. And I am already sold on the dynamo technology, albeit with a cheapie SP-Dynamo hub ebay special in a wheel I built up. It's just that worry-wart, Aushiker and his relaying of doom & gloom from other corners of the interwebs that has got me a little concerned with regards to the product build quality.
I dare say my main feedback will come after at least one or two wet night rides. What with my amazing powers of procastination and our diminishing rainfall hereabouts in this corner of Aus..... my advice is.... don't hold yer breath!
 or J4tH could boot me up the ar5e and ask for his loaner light back. That might bring things forward.
Lots of people enjoying the SP dynamo hubs.
I made do for around 15 years with a Sturmy Archer dynohub and chrome switched headlight on the Moulton and still laughed at the battery heads knowing that I just didnt have the memory to try to keep up to date with when they need replacing. I'd end up away in the sticks with no lights so dynamo hub gear was always a no brainer to me (with no brain). Any working dynamo hub is a great dynamo hub so dont get hung up on the branding.
Those ebay prices are market entry prices and once they have some of the market just watch the prices rocket accordingly. Cheap now until they have built up the brands reputation.
As for the light, I seriously doubt that B&M would have released a bad product as it would ruin their reputation.
There might be a few bad uns in a batch and there might be an update to a usb plug if theres established a water issue.
No light on the market today is without its detractors.
All of them have given a few problems.
Some of the Edelux owners here have had water ingress issues as have some of the Cyo owners.
Theres always work arounds and updates to installation instructions.
I heard tales of woe on the net when I was looking at my Edelux purchase. Many of the issues turned out, like the cyo issues, were due to upside down installation, exposing the innards access to water ingress.
A good bit of night riding with the lights on usually sorts out any moisture due to the heat drying stuff out.
Relax and enjoy is my advice. Look up a few of Westcoastpetes posts about his Edelux, which to the best of my knowledge is still working fine, despite him thinking it was all over.