Gloworm X2 V3 bike light – in brief review

Powerful light in tiny package

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £170.00 RRP | USD $269.00
Gloworm X2 V3 bike light

Our review

Excellent power for the money, especially considering the low weight
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This review is a small part of our Best Mountain Bike Lights feature, where we tell you the three best lights – plus eight others to consider – after testing 24 different sets of lights.

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If you’re looking for maximum punch for your pound – or beam for your buck – in terms both of weight and cost, Gloworm’s updated X2 light is a knockout.

The tiny twin-LED unit comes with a flood and spot lens that give a very focused beam with a lot of intense light where it does hit but dramatic fall-off at the edges. You can fit two flood (or spot) lenses to tune the beam but it works great as a helmet light in its default set-up.

There’s a neat remote control switch that scrolls between high, medium and low – or medium and low, depending on which programme you choose – which we found very useful.

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The thermal throttle kicks in faster than on most lights, which explains long run times in the workshop and on the trail, but there’s enough juice in the hard-shell battery to last most rides at full chat.

Product Specifications

Product

Name X2 V3 (14)
Brand Gloworm

Description Lumens (actual) 1,500 : Run time 4hrs 5mins
Weight (g) 322