Exposure Blaze acts as a bright, compact and easy to use rear light which our tester liked.
The unusual shape of Exposure’s Blaze reminds us of French fire hydrants or science lab gas taps – both reassuringly functional devices that have safety at heart.
Made in the UK from CNC machined aluminium, it’s a satisfyingly compact and classy little unit designed to be clipped directly onto your seatpost (the offset angle means there are few other places you might fit it). The mounting is incredibly simple and effective: a single strap holds the bracket tight to the post, while the unit itself fits steadfastly into the bracket’s clip.
Removing the light when you leave your bike parked or swapping the mount between machines is thus a cinch. A single button on top controls all functions – switching from off to on and through the three different brightness levels which operate in both constant and flash modes.
This button can get a little obscured if you ride with a saddlepack, or the silicon cap may catch , but these are nothing but minor, resolvable irks. The battery is built into the unit and charged via USB. On the powerful brightest setting in constant mode, charge is claimed to last six hours. Flashing on the lowest setting, it may go as long as 48.