| REVIEW - Roy Fellows Trigon 1750|
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First off can i say, this is my true opinion of the trigon 1750 that roy fellows is building / selling, i havent been asked to write this, roy doesn't know i'm writing this, I don't know roy and i have in no way gained anything by taking the time to post this.
Trigon on high
Trigon on turbo
Trigon on daylight
Trigon on emergency light
Oldham on side light
Oldham on main light
Chineese lamp (quoted 150lm)
So a quick list of the things i found as a down side.
I dont like the battery, the shape and wire makes it look awkwardly mounted, when your hands are thick with mud, changing light mode standard/high/turbo is a bit hit and miss and just cos they are there, i would love to turn the 1750lm light AND the 920lm light on at the same time, but you cant! (i guess this would distory a charged set of batteries very quickly though)
And on the plus side
For the cost of the light, it is amazingly bright, it looks very well built, the charger is a great idea, Roy is very easy to deal with and you get a good burn time even when switching between modes a lot.
to sum up, a very good light at a sensable price, functions that are useable and built to a good standard, when you think that this is half the price of most other lights that are around the same spec, you can live with the couple of small isues that it has, i would guess that roy has made the switch the way that he has to make it more reliable, and while there may of been other ways to switch the light, i suspect this would of impacted on the cost and reliability of the unit. Are there better lights out there, probably, but i doubt you could find better off the shelf in this price bracket.
overall, i would rank this light at 9.5 / 10 and would recomend it to anyone.
This is my lamp after it's first outing, you will notice the battery looks a bit awkward.
And the Oldham lamp i got from work, yes i work for VP and these cost £14 a week to hire (with hat, charger and belt)
M.E. Foot Soldier
|just a note to say your Oldham is a GL16, halogen lamp, the DL16 is the LED vesion...apart from that very thorough, I'm a fan of Roys lamps although I dont have one |
yet (saving up), I tend to think what he does is rather like overclocking computers, done right the results
are impressive! and half the price of the Oldham as well
|I'm awaiting delivery of mine and am pretty excited. |
I have a Cree Q5 in an Oldham and went into a local mine with Roy and Roy, who were wearing a Trigon and Magnumstar respectively. I thought my light was broken.
Having been underground with people wearing every type of gucci, boutique cr*p on their helmets. Roy's stuff is in a totally different league.
Looking forward to mine and I will also go down Cornwall's biggest stope to do a few comparisons.
|I don't think you'll be disapointed.|
Location: somewhere underwater
|i have had a trigon for nearly 3 years in our club its know as the bat fryer |
its great cheers roy
|Thanks for that review! Looks a great lamp indeed. |
Incidently I just bought four of those GL16's for work. Ideal for what I do.
|i will say those GL16's can take a beating, I have literly just dropped this one down a flight of stairs, it still works and doesnt have a mark on it, i'm not sure i want to venture into a big slate mine with one though, but i'm guessing they work quite well in a metal mine, or somewhere that doesnt have huge caverns to light|
M.E. Foot Soldier
Reddood - 12/6/2012 23:18 i will say those GL16's can take a beating, I have literly just dropped this one down a flight of stairs, it still works and doesnt have a mark on it, i'm not sure i want to venture into a big slate mine with one though, but i'm guessing they work quite well in a metal mine, or somewhere that doesnt have huge caverns to light
Oldhams were tailored for faceworkers really, up close to the job. bear in mind the lamp head you have there is basically the same as miners were using when halogen bulbs that size were introduced! I dont know how much that is true for the LED DL16, presumably they just made it to stand up against the other production lamps out there like HALOlite, or NLT caplamp, both decent production lamps, as you say its just not enough for slate caverns! (although very good 'throw' for the size of lamphead) they are hard as nails but that reflects in the price..and then some!
Reddood - 12/6/2012 23:18
i will say those GL16's can take a beating, I have literly just dropped this one down a flight of stairs, it still works and doesnt have a mark on it, i'm not sure i want to venture into a big slate mine with one though, but i'm guessing they work quite well in a metal mine, or somewhere that doesnt have huge caverns to light
Well mine-tourists want and need the biggest brightest light their neck can support, but at work for me it's different requirements. I'm often face to face with customers balling their eyes out or watching people like a hawk from above a pitch as they descend. I don't want to see my wellies lit up like neon saugages, I want a tight center spot on the client below so I can see if they slip and lock the rope quickly. I'm not there to look at the mine and go "ooooh!", in fact one lamp I use sometimes is only 9 lumens and is perfectly adiquate.
Waist battery for me every time at work - dim wide spill, tight focused spot. 48 Lumens of Oldham is plenty.
However - on the increasingly rare occasion I'm off on a Jolly somewhere - brighter the better! Bring on the chicken cookers
Just to say I treated myself to one of Roy's Trigons only belt mounted which is an option and considerably reduces the akwardness of helmet mounting and fits more like an Oldham
M.E. Super Ninja
Miles - 13/6/2012 11:46
I want a tight center spot
This is where the old Q5 XRE still does its thing, although the miners lamps are tighter still
|My Trigon 1750 finally got to me and it's great. I am really pleased. Thanks|
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