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This page is only maintained for reference. The Retro2 has now been replaced by the Retro XP i3 400lm.

Retro 2
  • 4 Modes: 30 Lumen, 100 Lumen, 150 Lumen, 200 Lumen (A standard Oldham bulb produces 48 Lumens)
  • Works from 1.3 to 7.0 Volts Input
  • Overheating Protection
  • Reverse Battery Protection
  • Battery Type Selection for Low Battery Alarm (2, 3, 4, and 5 Cell Alkaline / NiMH, 3.7V Li-Ion, 4V and 6V Lead Acid)
  • Audio Indicator for Mode, Low Battery and Over Heat
  • Remembers the Last Mode Setting
  • UK Designed and Manufactured

Using the latest LED, power supply and micro-controller technology, this LED retro fit provides 200 lumens of light output (a standard 3W Oldham bulb provides 48 lumens). The beam has a 10° angle which gives an excellent spread of light, illuminating a much wider area. The hue of the light is much closer to day light, without the yellow tinge bulbs produce. It runs from battery packs giving 1.3 to 7.0V DC output and has reverse battery protection. It will work with almost any battery combination and will provide light output when normal bulbs will not even light up. Installation into a cap lamp 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. There are 4 modes: 1/3Watt (pilot), 1Watt (for normal activities), 1½Watt (bright) and 2Watt (very bright). Mode changing is carried out by turning the cap switch on and off quickly. Audio feedback is provided for mode changing, low battery and for over heating if used in warm environments. If over heating occurs the RETRO 2 automatically drops its power level until the unit cools and then reverts back to the original power setting.

The RETRO 2 provides full performance with 2*, 3, 4, 5 cell NiCAD / NiMHD or 2, 3, 4 cell Alkaline, 3.7V Li-Ion cells and 2.4 - 6V Lead Acid battery packs. It will also work with single cell NiCD / NiMH's / Alkaline batteries at reduced light output. * With new cells that do not drop below 2.3V. If used directly with a standard Oldham 4V 16Ahr battery the run times for the RETRO 2 are approximately: 1/3 Watt (pilot) - 170 Hours, 1 Watt (for normal activities) - 51 Hours, 1½ Watt (bright) - 35 Hours and 2 Watt (very bright) - 23 Hours.

The RETRO 2 is a unique LED light, which combines the proven ruggedness of the tradional cap lamp with the latest technology.