Blackburn Quadrant Lights

4/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99


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Product Description

Four super-bright LED's and all the light and run time you could ask for. Optically boosted center LED's light up what's ahead, and wide angle side LED's with side light pipes provide 180 degrees of visibility. You'll see the road, and drivers will see you. 110 hour runtime steady mode, 300 hour runtime flash mode. Batteries included. Water resistant.
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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Don Thorn a Weekend Warrior from Arnold,Mo.

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    Great light , long battery life. Different modes...

Weaknesses:    The mounting system is bad ...This is our second set(mine and spouse) The lights will fall out of the mounting bracket.They were ran over by a car.That is why we had to buy second sets. We have put rubber bands around them to help keep them on..They are used only on the street and smooth trails, no mountain biking. I wish they had a better mount system because they are great lights..

Bottom Line:   
Super lights,, poor mounting

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Favorite Trail:   Grant and Katy Trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   internet/dealer

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn tail lights.. They are great. no problems with them or their mounting.

Bike Setup:   Raleigh cr40 /cross

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michaelk a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2010

Strengths:    Bright big lights make you feel safe, rubber seals make it waterproof.

Bottom Line:   
Compared to some other lights these are big. The front light takes 4AA batteries and has 4 leds. The back light has 5 leds and takes 2AA batteries. The front handlebar mount can be put on without tools. Then you slide the light on to the mount until it is secure. Sometimes it takes a bit of coaxing to get it off. The back lite has a clip and bracket for your frame. I was able to modify it a bit to get it to work on the back of a rack. The back lite simply clips in to the holder. It looks like it could easily clip into your back pocket or onto a backpack as well. Both lights have on or blinking choices by pressing the on button a few times. Blinking is attention grabbing and also may save a bit of battery life over constant on. The plastic is hard and durable and has held up but i don't expect it to last forever. Very bright lights.

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Favorite Trail:   around Vancouver

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Brodie 2009 Dynamo.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from Augusta, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2008

Strengths:    Very long battery life

Weaknesses:    odd shape, limited range of the beam

Bottom Line:   
Works fine for night commuting or any street riding. The drivers are sure to see you. Don't think I would tust it on the trail, just doesn't project the beam out far enough for that. It does shine in your eyes some, but some electrical tape or the cut and shaped inner tube can fix that.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marekpetrik a Cross Country Rider from Amherst, MA

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2008

Strengths:    Extra long battery life, I have not had to change the batteries in a year or so. Very bright.

Weaknesses:    Shines in your face a lot.

Bottom Line:   
A great product for in-city conditions with decent ambient light, but I find it almost useless in total darkness conditions on trails.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Bike Setup:   Ibex Section 29

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeromy Bishop a Weekend Warrior from Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2008

Strengths:    Good brightness, long runtime, waterproof

Weaknesses:    Rather large, not very wide or long distance beam

Bottom Line:   
This is a great light for low light conditions. I would mostly recommend it for road bikers in the city who just want a night light so drivers can see them. Runtime is incredible when combined with some fresh energizer batteries. Brightness never decreases until the batteries die. Overall not a good pitch black trail light but it will let people know your coming with its extreme brightness.

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Favorite Trail:   Caesars Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bass Pro Shops

Similar Products Used:   first light

Bike Setup:   Diamondback response sport '08

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by S M a Weekend Warrior from New York, New York

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2007

Strengths:    Bright, variety of settings

Bottom Line:   
Bright, waterproof, adjustable, with 3 different light settings and 4 LEDs. I got this in combination with the MARS light for the above price, a good deal. It does tend to glare up in your face as another reviewer noted but isn't bad. For the money and saved battery power these are a deal.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Amazon


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott K a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2007

Strengths:    Large frontal area and plenty of light to the sides make for great "be seen" visibility; water proof; my favorite AA-powered front light. I run two for better visibility.

Weaknesses:    Make sure it's clipped all the way into the mounting bracket. Bracket doesn't fit odd-size bars well. Blink mode can get in your eyes. Solution for that is pictured here:
http://www.vangelisti.com/prevention/Bicycle-Safety-Information.htm


Bottom Line:   
Best AA-powered front light for being seen on the market.

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Favorite Trail:   Surveyor's Ridge, Hood River, OR

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bike Gallery


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fred e a Weekend Warrior from indianapolis, indiana, us

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2007

Strengths:    -Extremely bright and focused beam
-Burn times are very good


Weaknesses:    -Side visibility is mediocre
-Design is from outer space


Bottom Line:   
You will definitely not be let down by this light. The light has a bright, focused beam that's adequate for riding on dark streets and paved trails. I do wish, however, that the beam was a little less focused and more spread out for better side illumination. Overall, it's a great light that's hard to miss both literally and figuratively.

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Favorite Trail:   thunder valley

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Dick's Sportting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Cateye, Trek, and Cygolite

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hamid from tavares, fl, usa

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2007

Strengths:    * easy installation / mounting
* options for lighting modes
* price


Weaknesses:    looks like something out of the jetsons or a batmobile light
looks like a structural defect as one of the joints on the mounting mechanism appears too narrow.


Bottom Line:   
purchased as part of a combo unit with the mars 3.0 for $20 from BeyondBikes. you can't beat that with a stick.

although the installation was easy, it doesn't appear to be too rugged. with the 4 aa batteries, it's a little heavy and i assume it will pop right off off road.

it is working fine for me on my road bike.

didn't want another cateye as have had too many problems with their products, esp. point of failure - the switch. too early to evaluate this product on reliability. but it is working well.

if you have a road bike, i recommend the nashbar brilliant headlight 2 over the quadrant.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   cateye and nashbar brilliant headlight 2

Bike Setup:   commuter

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mo-unit a Cross Country Rider from NY

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    bright LEDs, solid construction, great battery life

Weaknesses:    large, weird design, flashing mode blinds me while biking, which should not be the case, isnt extremely bright

Bottom Line:   
this unit is large and pretty ugly looking. however, it does its job quite well. on the trails, i feel safe with it in the dark. it does not allow me to ride too fast, because it just isnt bright enough, but bright enough to get me outta the trails.
for road biking, it does a good job.

great battery life, inexpensive, good quality!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   beyondbikes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Ashmore a Racer from Farmington, NM

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2006

Strengths:    Very bright for a small light. LEDs are perfect to use for commuting and night training. I use this for night training on the road and commuting. You will have to be careful if going too fast, due to limited distance of illumination. Anything under 20 mph is pretty safe. Mount is easy to remove, and batteries last so long, that I don't care about how long it takes to install them. Lights are also easy to see from the side by motorists. flash modes are nice in the daytime or twilight situations.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Nice light for $25 MSRP!

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Favorite Trail:   Colorado

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBD

Similar Products Used:   Cateye headlights, Niterider D Evolution

Bike Setup:   3D Racing Scandium, 3D Racing Cross Bike. Yeti ARC MTB

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Jones a Cross Country Rider from Louisville, KY, USA

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006

Strengths:    Highly visible to others
Bright enough to ride at night (in the dark) - I have ridden at 5AM with this light
Inexpensive (I bought two, still paid under $50)
Reliable


Weaknesses:    Difficult to open, close case. Hard to get cells in/out. Once they are in, it is okay, but still.

Bottom Line:   
There are two things you want to do, when riding in the dark - 1. see, and 2. be seen. This does both. I liked it so much I bought two of them. Long battery life. If you want HID or Hi-wattage Halogen, get them, but you will pay tons more, and this might be enough - it certainly is plenty for evening rides. Plus, it installs in seconds, easy to remove from your bar, or move to another bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   Galyan's Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Halogen headlight

Bike Setup:   Road and Mountain

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