Customer Reviews Of:
Knog Bl-1 Blinder LED Front Bike Light - USB Rechargeable
Closeouts. Enhance your visibility after the sun goes down with Knog's Bl-1 Blinder LED bike light, featuring a compact, waterproof and USB-rechargeable design.
Average Rating based on 4 reviews 4.000000 0 5
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Brewerbiker from Central Kentucky on Monday, August 1, 2016Shows up well, even in daylight. Easy attachment, seems well-made, time will tell on rechargeable battery life.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by chimivee from California on Tuesday, May 24, 2016Small, light and minimal. Provides a surprisingly bright "be-seen" type light. It'd not suitable to see by though. Currently, it lasts exactly 2 hours on steady as advertised. I've gotten about 3 times that on blink modes.
On a typical modern road bike the, the cables on the bar can make mounting the light a bit fiddly, but it's otherwise very simple to mount with the elastic strap. The integrated USB connector is great (no need for a cable), although depending on the location of your USB port, it might be difficult to plug in. For example, I have a MacPro tower at work, and the USB ports on the back of the computer are very close together, so plugging this in there, means removing and/or moving some other cables. Not really an issue, since I don't normally plug it in there.
I have two of these lights, and one has a positive "click" feel one pressing the on/off switch. The other does not, so it is difficult to tell if I've hit the button (the button must be held down for a couple seconds then released, so sometimes it takes a couple tries, since the vague button isn't clear if I've pressed it or not). Again, a minor gripe.
Overall, the light output, low profile and USB rechargeability make this a winner for me.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Karen the biker from New York on Thursday, May 12, 2016This is a really bright light but wow is it tiny. It is about 1inch square. It took me about an hour to find the button to start it. I had to go on their website to get the instructions. There was a tiny plastic leaflet directing me to check out the website for instructions.
If you want to save weight on your bike this is ideal.
It is easy to install and remove. I haven't needed to charge it yet but the instructions were clear.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Casual bike rider from Wisconsin on Sunday, May 8, 2016I love that it's USB rechargeable. I like the skull and crossbones design and the variety of blinking patterns. The battery seems good. I've been using it for a week on the original charge (with blinking, not solid light). Great for visibility, but I would like it to be brighter for a headlight.