IS ALL GENUINE COMMENT FROM UNSOLICITED EMAILS OR WEBSITE POSTINGS NOT
SOMETHING I GOT ALL MY 'MATES' TO DO AS PART OF SOME 'CLEVER' SELLING
I was underground about 3 hours
on Friday, 1 hour on Brewery Shaft and then 3.5 hours on Saturday
afternoon (with you), 5.5 hours in Rampgill on Sunday and finally another
5.5 hours in Brownley and tatters string on Monday. This totals 18.5
hours. I started with the lamp fully charged. As I couldn't recharge it
from the car, and was camping, I used it adequately but sparingly. When
stopped in a group I often turned it off or just had it on the pilot
setting (of course in the interest of everybody else you don't want any
more than this), when proceeding along passages in single file I had it
either on the pilot or the focused beam lowest setting. But in stopes and
caverns like the Ballroom I was turning it on to maximum brightness on
either the focused or spread beam, and also using it on higher settings
for any SRT or scrambling. After the first trip it was still showing full
charge, after three days it was showing three-quarter charge, although I
suspect near the bottom of this range. Consequently on the last day I
used it more on higher settings, and finished with it showing one blue
LED. So it proved itself perfectly capable of 18.5 hours mixed but
perhaps typical underground use without recharging. Great stuff!
The Trigon did
comfortably outshine the Scurrion (which is a 2007 model). My friend kept
asking me to Turbo light various galleries to help wayfinding.
An 'interesting' trip in Cwmorthin last Sunday with
no one using LED lighting. I'd forgotten how good your lights are and how
I've come to depend on them. (Actually, it was even gloomier than I
intended because the wire to the main bulb in my Oldham broke off the
contact clip on the back of the reflector - so I did the majority of the
trip on the pilot bulb (just like caving 30 years ago).
Just to let you know that I am
getting on very nicely with the new lamp, its a delight not to have to lug
a lump of lead around with me.
the usefulness of the
Magnumstar for photography can be seen (2 second exposure with no flash).
recently Bought myself a Trigon Lamp from Roy Fellows. 1170 lumens max
power. I am so happy with it that I thought it might be useful to anyone
looking for a new lamp if I put a post up on here.
TW (on UK Caving) (This was the Mk 1, they are now up to 1950 lumens)
posted on darkplaces:
“I have witnessed Roy's latest lamp first hand in Browns. Bright does not
really describe it, on full beam it was akin to a 250W halogen output,
full flood. “
"So, after my first mine adventure and a caving
adventure with my new Fellows Ecostar, im loving it. Truly an amazing bit
of kit. Love it so much im guna buy another Fellows lamp as soon as i
start a new job..."
I was totally blown away by your lamps Roy. I have
never seen anything like it underground, including a 730 Lumen led torch.
Even my mate Ben's silly diving lamp (£500 ish - HID 50w) was nothing in
Every once in a while you see something truly epic and these were it!
I have the ECO star xml from Royfellows
have had it a while now and I love it very impressed mind you it did take
me a while to figure the settings and which setting was what but I would
recommend it anyday.
Just to say – used your lamp yesterday for a survey
we did at Hylton Castle Sunderland in a basement in the wing (under
confined spaces conditions – no light at all!).
Your lamp performed brilliantly and drew envious
comments from the Mines Rescue Service. Weedy LEDs were in evidence!
I honestly would have struggled without, fully lit
and workable areas at all times.
I will recommend.
All the best