BBB Swat BLS-105K front light review

The BBB Swat is a compact unit with a quality feel, but unfortunately it's lacking in power and features

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Compact size but underpowered, inflexible and loose in its mount

Reasons to buy
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    Solid feel

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    Compact size

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    Road-specific beam pattern

Reasons to avoid
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    Only a single mode

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    Rattles in its mount

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    Mount requires allen key to fix to bike

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The BBB Swat is very much a road/commuting focussed light. With its single constant mode, no flashing mode and 120 lumens output, it’s only really suitable for riding on lighted roads. To add to its specialisation, it also has a square, downward facing beam pattern designed not to dazzle oncoming traffic.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.