page is only maintained for reference. The Retro XP i3 has now been replaced by
the Retro XP i3 400lm.
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: 50, 160 and 325
Lumen (A standard Oldham bulb produces 48 Lumens)
- Uses 2 x Cree XP-G-R5
LED's - one of 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 7.5 Volts
- Overheating Protection
and Reverse Battery Protection
- Works with: 2, 3, 4, 5
cell NiMH / 3.7V Li-Ion / 2, 3, 4 cell Alkaline and 4, 6V SLA 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 325 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
325 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.
Audio feedback is provided for mode changing, low battery and for over
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 £2.00 when ordered
with the RETRO XP, other wise £2.50.
The RETRO XP provides full
performance with voltage inputs from 2.3 - 7.5V. 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 (50lm) - 147 Hours, Mode 2 (160lm) - 46 Hours and
Mode 4 (325lm) - 21 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.