Knog Blinder Road3 front light

The third iteration of the Knog Blinder Road looks great and is a very cool light

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Score

8/10

Pros

  • Simple operation
  • Beams can operate independently

Cons

  • Battery life could be better on the highest setting

Price as reviewed:

£70

  • Trust the Aussies to come up with something as cool as this. The latest Knog Blinder front light caps its third iteration, and it looks absolutely great. This time, the light can push out a maximum of 300 lumens between its two Cree XB-D LEDs.

    At full power you’ll have an hour to get home, and while the amount of light provided isn’t enough to see a huge distance on dark country lanes, it is certainly enough to cruise along carefully at a gentlemanly speed.

    The operation of the light is simple enough, although it takes some fumbling between the two buttons to get the exact mode desired. It’s possible to operate each beam independently, having one flash while the other remains solid. You can have either lit individually if you’d prefer, or have them pulsating pleasantly.

    On the lowest setting, you’ll receive a very decent 10 hours of illumination before things go dark. As we expect these days, the Knog light is 100 per cent waterproof, and USB rechargeable, and being built from aluminium and very robust plastics the unit is more solid than most. We’ve yet to experience any problems several months on.

    Contact: www.todayscyclist.co.uk 

    Verdict

    A cool looking, bright and waterproof light. Easy to use, fairly trouble free.

    Details

    Lumens : 300
    Minimum run time : 1 hour
    Modes : 11
    Charge time : 5 hours
    USB : Yes
    Tool free : Yes