RETRO XP i3 400lm is no longer being made, this page is only for reference.
With 500 units made, first available in 2006, this was the first high power LED
bulb replacement unit. With hardly anyone using the traditional Oldham /
Speleotechnics lamps anymore and the ambundance of off the shelf LED lamps I
have stopped production. The unit has served it's purpose for 14 years. Thank
you to all who have purchased it ! (01/01/2020).
RETRO XP i3 400lm -
LED Caplamp Bulb Replacement
in 2005, this is the latest version of the original and still the most
sophisticated LED caplamp replacement module for Oldham, CEAG and Speleo
Technic caplamps, which will work will all caplamp combinations.
- 3 Modes: 70, 185 and 400
Lumen (A standard Oldham bulb produces 48 Lumens)
- Uses 2 x Cree XP-G2-R5
LED's - the most efficient available
- Option of optics: 11°
spot, 13°, 30°, 40° deffuser
- 11° spot / 30°
deffuser is standard and gives good spot and flood
- Works from 2 to 6 Volts
- Overheating Protection
and Reverse Battery Protection
- Works with: 2, 3, 4 cell
NiMH / 3.7V Li-Ion / 2, 3, 4 cell Alkaline and 4.1V Oldham Lead Acid battery
- Battery Type Selection
for Low Battery Warning, covers all combinations
- Will work fully on FX2
- Low Battery
- Remembers the Last Mode
- Addtional Backup LED in
case of main LED failure
- Professionally UK
Designed and Manufactured with all components sourced in the UK
latest LED and electronics technology, this LED retro fit provides 400 lumens
of light output and gives new life to your existing caplamp. It will work with
almost any battery combination and will provide light output when normal bulbs
will not even light up.
Installation into a caplamp is straight
forward and can be carried out in less than 10 minutes using a small flat blade
screw driver, full instructions are provided, no soldering or permanent
modifications are required.
The lifetime of the unit is well over 20,000
hours, so bulb changing becomes a thing of the past. Light output is from 50 to
400 lumens with even the lowest setting being bright enough to use underground.
Mode changing is carried out by turning the cap switch on and off quickly.
There are 4 different optics to
choose from, if you want a spot beam, then 2 x 11° spots can be fitted, if
you want something like the older version (Retro2) the a 11° spot and
13° deffuser is a good combination that also gives some spill for yourt
feet. However if you want a more bigger flood then a 11° spot and 40°
deffuser is the one to go for. Still not sure? Then consider getting additional
optics and you can try the different cominations out. Additonal optics are
£2.75 when ordered with the RETRO XP, other wise £3.25. For an idea
of how the various optics look see:
RETRO XP provides full performance with voltage inputs from 2.3 - 6.0V. It will
also work with single cell NiCD / NiMH's / Alkaline batteries at reduced light
output. If used directly with a standard Oldham 4V 16Ahr battery the run times
for the RETRO XP are approximately: Mode 1 (70lm) - 90 Hours, Mode 2 (185lm) -
42 Hours and Mode 4 (400lm) - 19 Hours.
The RETRO XP is a proven unique
LED light and the ORIGINAL retro fit, which combines the proven ruggedness of
the traditional caplamp with the latest technology.
information on older versions, please see: RETRO 2
RETRO XP i1 and i2 RETRO XP i3