It’s got all the same functionality, but is easier to maintain and is even cheaper!
That’s where the PhotonX2 plays its strengths; we designed it specifically for the Sieg X2 mini mill. It attaches around the spindle directly to the milling head using powerful Neodymium magnets. This way, the light moves with the spindle and is always shining on the work area. The cord for the light has a spring back coil to keep it neatly tucked up and out of the way. There is an inline switch that gets attached to the side of the motor controller box on the back of the column to easily switch on or off the light. This means the PhotonX2 is never in the way.
What makes the PhotonX2 ‘new and improved’? Glad you asked. The first generation of the mill light was a sealed unit; the lens was bonded to the housing and the ring light and harness were assembled in place. This makes fixing one tough to do without destroying the housing (for the record, the first one was sold over a year ago and it still works like it was new). The new design is a bolt together design. The lens is secured to the housing with screws and this is used to secure the wiring harness and the ring light. Removing the lens allows for complete disassembly of the unit. On top of that, we redesigned the housing to make molding of the plastic easier and more repeatable. This increases the quality of the finished casting, while reducing the amount of time it takes to make a unit. This savings in time is passed directly into lowering the cost of the finished mill light.
Since we designed the PhotonX2 to work with the Sieg X2 mini mills, installation is easy and fit is assured. Simply stick the light ring housing to the bottom of the milling head (the magnets are bonded to the housing) and route the wire harness to the controller box. Mount the switch and the tie down point and plug in the harness. Plug in the 12v power supply to a wall outlet and you are ready to make some chips!
Want more info? Check out our original blog post about the PhotonX2.