September 7, 2012
FLO Cycling - Knog Blinder 4V Review
When Knog decided to call their new light the "Blinder" 4V, they weren't joking. This baby is bright! The Blinder 4V is a USB rechargeable light showing up in stores this month and Knog sent us an early model to review. We've been using the light for about a week and our thoughts are below.
Knog Blinder 4V Overview
|The Rechargeable Knog Blinder 4V|
The Knog Blinder 4V is a waterproof, super slim, and lightweight rear light weighing in at only 39 grams. It has a new clasp that is very quick and easy to use and a convenient built in flip out USB recharge system. It lets you select between five different light modes (Steady, Fast Flash, Organic Flash 1, Organic Flash 2, and Eco Flash) and its battery lasts three hours in "Steady" and up to 50 hours in "Eco Flash" modes. Yes, I said 50 hours! That means if riding your bike is your full time job, you'll be ready for the weekend 10 hours before your Blinder 4V even thinks about it. Pretty impressive! On top of all of that, the Blinder 4V pumps out 44 lumens using what they call "super smart LEDs". The super smart LEDs produce a 15 degree angle to produce excellent rear visibility at over 800m. Let's take a look at the full list of specifications below.
|Knog Blinder 4V Flip Out USB Recharge System and Clasp|
Knog Blinder 4V Specifications
Below are the Knog Boomer specifications taken from their website http://www.knog.com.au/.