How much does it weigh?
Ulaoops LED Hoops are amongst the lightest Smart hoops available. The overall weight of the hoop depends on the size, tubing diameter, etc.
34″ hoop with 19mm tubing= 0.28 kg (9.9 oz)
34″ hoop with 16mm tubing= 0.23 kg (8.1 oz)
(Weights include battery).
Does the hoop have a counterweight?
Our hoops do not have a counterweight. During testing we found the added weight would hinder the speed and performance of the hoop. The 16mm hoops are more balanced overall due to the smaller battery.
Hoop Size Measurements: Outer Diameter (OD) or Inner Diameter (ID)?
We measure/size our hoops by Outer Diameter (OD). If you are used to ordering hoops from the USA you are probably more used to Inner Diameter (ID) measurements so when ordering from ULA you should consider one size larger.
How long does the battery last?
This will vary depending on things like pattern, colour, brightness, etc. For example, a pattern where all LEDs are lit continuously will drain power much faster than one where only a few LEDs are lit. It is also dependent on tubing size as a smaller battery is required for the thinner 16mm tubing.
For a 19mm (3/4″) hoop on full brightness, a single 900mAh battery lasts on average 2-3 hours of continuous use.
For a 16mm (5/8″) hoop on full brightness, a single 600mAh lasts on average 1-2 hours of continuous use. However some settings will drain the battery faster/slower than this (Examples: Full rainbow chaser: 30 mins, Graphics demo mode: 55 mins, chaser fade 1h 30mins, 3 LED chaser: 3 hours.)
Battery-life can be extended by turning down the brightness & the removable battery design means you can instantly replace the battery with one that is fully charged. (We provide 3 spare batteries with the 16mm hoop & one spare battery with 19mm hoop, plus charger.)
Is there a battery gap?
The Ulaoops ‘Classic’ and ‘Draw’ LED hoops both have a minimal battery gap which is just the size of the battery (approximately 6cm / 2 inches). The removable battery design means you can instantly replace the battery with one that is fully charged.
Multiple hoops: How do I synchronise the settings/sequence?
1) Place the hoops (not moving) with the connectors together.
3) Now navigate to the setting you want.