FAQ Category: Product Support
What if I don’t like my light?
If you are not 100% happy with your purchase, return it within 14 days for a full refund. Plus we΄ll even refund the return shipping. However, we΄re pretty sure once you get hold of one of our lights you΄ll never want to let it go!
Can I use Gloworm LED Light Systems for activities other than Mountain Biking?
Absolutely! Whatever your passion is, be it riding, running, caving or adventure sport racing, Gloworm will be there to light up all your adventures!
May I also operate the lamp without a cooling wind?
Yes, without limitations. All our lights are absolutely heat-proof. Caution! Please be aware the enclosure will heat up during use, however this is completely normal so please take care when handling in order to prevent injury.
I used the lithium-ion battery only for a short time. Should I charge it again immediately? Or rather use it again and discharge it?
If you expect your next use to be no longer than the remaining capacity will last, do not charge the battery immediately. The life of a lithium-ion battery is also determined by the number of charging cycles. Each charging cycle, even the shortest, is recognized by the battery as such; therefore, rather avoid charging the battery unless it is really necessary.
How do I store a lithium-ion battery for several months?
Charge the battery ideally to 50-75% and keep the battery in a cool dry place for no longer than 3 months. Temperatures below 15°C are favourable. The fridge in an airtight container is a good option.
Storage of a fully charged lithium-ion battery at 30°C (direct sunlight) irreversibly damages the battery
it may even fail completely.
My battery won’t charge any more. What might be the cause and what can I do?
In many cases, the battery and the charger are in perfect condition, merely the battery protection has been triggered. To solve this, simply leave the battery connected to the plugged in charger and after a while (NB: it may take up to two hours) the battery will charge again.
How often can I recharge a lithium-ion battery pack, what is the life expectancy?
The life of a battery pack depends on different factors. On the cell type, on how much it is used and on how it is treated. In general, a life of 300-400 charging/discharging cycles can be assumed before the battery’s capacity decreases significantly (80% of the nominal value). This corresponds to a minimum period of use of approximately 2-3 years if the battery is used twice a week. With careful storage when the battery is not in use, a life of 2-3 years is realistic.
Are our lamps waterproof?
The Gloworm X series lights are designed to an IP67 rating. This means they can be submersed but it is not recommended. The CX series is designed to an IP65 rating which means they are dust tight and can be used in rainy conditions.
Which LEDs do Gloworm use in its lights?
Gloworm utilises CREE LEDs.
Cree is the market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs.
Currently we only use the XML2 LEDs and XPG2 LEDS in the CX Urban lights.