I've been following the Helios and X1 threads with great anticipation and envy. Those lights appear to be fantastic tools. I noticed in a recent post by Ken J. Good that the prices on the Helios would increase to $1695. Expensive yes, but still manageable for a light of this caliber. My plan was to get one in January. I just visited the Polarion Store and noticed the prices on both lights had "jumped" considerabley. The Helios is now listed at $2095 and the X1 is at $1795. Did I miss something here? I checked previous threads/posts to see if I could find any info, but could not. The present prices mean the Helios has gone up about 33% in a few weeks and the X1 has increased by almost 30%. I'm not whining, but could someone explain these recent price jumps. This will certainly postpone my purchase of either light, if not stop it altogether. My initial response to these lights was that finally someone had produced a very powerful high quality HID that was within reach to the general public, but this was obviously premature thinking. My current collection of lights might indicate that cost is no concern, but it's taken a few years to aqcuire them. I might have to rely solely on my much less expensive PL24 from now on.