Blackburn Grid Front Light

December 11, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog

I have been using the Blackburn Grid front light for a year now and I have been very impressed. It is bright enough for a city commuter light at 100 lumens but not too bright to blind our fellow bicyclists when you meet them on the path. The beam pattern is a circle about 3 feet in diameter at 20 feet out. The battery lasts me 4-8 rides on high so that fits right in with the 4 hour charge that it is in it’s specs since my ride is 30-40 minutes.  I like the fact that it is somewhat theft proof. It is attached with two allen head bolts. Yes someone could use a tool to take it off but it is much better that the quick release brackets that are on most lights. I wish it had covers for the bolts then I would run the light upside down on my bars to get the light closer to the ground for a better light angle and for less clutter on the bars. If I did this without allen head covers it is obvious how to take it off with a tool. It takes about three hours to get a full charge with the usb cord. To charge it you twist the front part of the light and pull it out. This leaves the light case on the bike. Someone could steal it this way but most would not know how to remove it. It is very easy to take off so sometimes in the winter I remove it to bring it inside to keep it warm and make the battery last longer.

Blackburn Grid Light mounted

Blackburn Grid Light mounted

Blackburn Grid light mounting bracket

Blackburn Grid light mounting bracket

Blackburn Grid light out of the handlebar case

Blackburn Grid light out of the handlebar case

 

Kingston