BLT Lights Blitz Older Lights

4.46/5 (13 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Complete alloy hemet re-chargable light set
  • Compact light weight alloy helmet mounted light
  • 15 watt high output MR-11 sealed halogen bulb
  • 5.0 aHour SLA Panasonic battery in padded pack
  • Anodized red alloy CNC’d, light body
  • Custom helmet wire has coiled section at neck
  • Complete set includes deluxe LED charger

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    Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kilroy from Misty Mountains

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2004

    Strengths:    it's a helmet light, with bright long narrow beam

    Weaknesses:    6volt bulbs/batteries/chargers not as common as 12v, battery is heavy, coiled cable tugs at my head when it catches on camelbak, only one wattage setting

    Bottom Line:   
    Shines pretty bright, lasts a good amount of time. night riding is a must, and no better way than with a helmet light. if u can get one cheap go for it, u wont regret it.
    handlebar light complements it well.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Bike Setup:   To ride the night

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by wayne a Weekend Warrior from geraldton, western australia

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2003

    Strengths:    well built to take the knocks, compact and user friendly

    Weaknesses:    battery too heavy, no option for 5 and 15 watt on light.

    Bottom Line:   
    the light fits well on to the helmet and has a good spread on the beam,battery small enough to fit in hydro unit pocket.
    I still feel at $125.00 US dollars its a bit pricey for what they are, but hey if you want quality shut up and pay for it.

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    Favorite Trail:   the river

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Bike Setup:   stock dbr v6 with psylos,hayes disc, dice efd rim at front, dice smo rim at rear and wtb power saddle

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Colin a Weekend Warrior from Victoria BC

    Date Reviewed: October 18, 2002

    Strengths:    Great amount of light, easy switch, great mounting, smart charger. Excellent for technical trails and general riding. Plenty of light for riding on un-lit streets.

    Weaknesses:    Battery is heavy. (But run time is 1.75 hrs at 15 watts.)
    Not quite enough light for very fast fire road.

    Bottom Line:   
    Recommended. Usefull light, good run time, easy to use charger (plug in and forget.) Extend run time with lower wattage bulb. I'd buy it again.

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    Favorite Trail:   Easy rolling, hartland

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Russ Hay's Sidney Cycle

    Bike Setup:   Full suspension, road.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan Smtih a Racer from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 8, 2002

    Strengths:    amazing life, light stays put, very lite light. provides as much light as i could ever use.

    Weaknesses:    heavy battery

    Bottom Line:   
    This is an amazing light, haven't had a problem yet and i use it at least 3 times week. also an amazing value.

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    Favorite Trail:   dagmar and hardwood hills

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   Spoke 'O' Motion

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   2002 norco sasquatch

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Sebastian Rozkuszka a Cross Country Rider from Hamilton,Ontario,Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2001

    Strengths:    Very bright with a large spot
    Good battery life
    light on helmet stays in place

    Weaknesses:    Weak connection to the battery, gets loose way to easy needs tape everytime used or light flickers
    Very bulky and heavy battery

    Bottom Line:   
    A good buy for the money nice and bright.
    Strengths overall outweight the weaknesses.
    Dollar for dollar a great value.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   Brant Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   niterider owl

    Bike Setup:   Klein mantra 1999

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Bricklin k a Weekend Warrior from Port McNeill - BC - Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Very powerful and strong aluminum case. The light is very lite.

    Weaknesses:    cost way to much. The battery is a bit weird and heavy to ride with at first but you get used to it

    Bottom Line:   
    Helmet mounted lights are far better than handle lights because they go where you look and can shine in any place. This light has tons of power and works very well on trails. The battery is also good because it will last longer and you can charge it whenever.

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    Favorite Trail:   All of them

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   The Bike Cellar

    Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Roast with stock parts

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, BC Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2000

    Strengths:    Extremely light weight, compact and very durable, CNC Aluminum light housing. Well built, 1hr 45 min. burn time 7.2 volt Ni-Mh battery. Over volts the 6 watt lamp for incredible white light.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Simply amazing, wow, and incredible is how I would rate the new BLT Terminator. My first ride just blew me away at how bright this puppy is.

    A little history first. I have been mountain biking since 1988 and bought a Nitesun Endurance light set that same year. This was a 10 watt and 20 watt 12 volt 5.0 A/hr SLA set up which was the hot ticket back then. What impressed me was the beam angle, light output and burn time the Nitesun offered. What didn't impress me was the price and weight, the battery alone weighed over 4.5 lbs. I bought the helmet mount kit and mounted the lights, which were welded on to one plate, to the top of my helmet. This set up added over half a pound to my helmet which was not the greatest but offered 30 watts anywhere I wanted it.

    I ride twice a week in the Victoria area with a bunch of guys with various light sets. There are NiteRider's, Nite Hawk's, VistaLite's, my old Nitesun's and some BLT's. In my opinion, beam angle and light output are paramount in off road riding at night. Many manufacturers have built some nice systems like MR-11 bulbs, composite construction and Ni-Mh battery packs. What they have missing is a usable beam angle.

    About a month ago I took my BLT Terminator out on our ride. When it was time to turn on the lights I was dumbfounded at how much pure white light streamed out of this tiny light. All the other guys compared their lights with my Terminator and none could match it, they were all yellow with narrower beam angles. Some where downright pathetic in comparison. Even my beloved Nitesun's (which I had mounted on my handle bars) were in the shadows of the Terminator. The only exceptions were the guys with BLT Blitz lights which weren't as bright but had the same beam angle. What I couldn't believe was the white hot light combined with the best beam angle I've seen in such a small package. One guy who bought a very expensive VistaLight Ni-Mh set was embarrassed by the Terminator and cursed his lights.

    I didn't manage to drain the battery as I was using the bar lights alone some of the time and both some of the time. Overall, the BLT Terminator is the best set up I've seen and should be a real winner for BLT.

    Now, if you guys made a bar mount of this light with let's say a 9.0 A/hr Ni-Mh bottle battery, combined with the Terminator helmet light, you would own the night.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hartland

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $133.00

    Purchased At:   Russ Hay's

    Similar Products Used:   Nite Sun

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Altitude Team Only, 1995

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Keith Rowe a Weekend Warrior from North Shore

    Date Reviewed: May 24, 2000

    Strengths:    I ride with KAAB and this light like he said rocks

    Weaknesses:    Hard to find 15watt bulb

    Bottom Line:   
    This lite is wicked works super, average 1.40hrs of bright white lite. I also bought a single bar beam 10watt flood.
    If you havent tried night riding its a blast
    Do yourself a favor and buy a BLT Blitz Helmet light.
    Best light for the price ...
    P.s. if you need more run time buy a 6volt 7amp hour battery for around 25cdn dollars and you should get around 2.5 hrs of light ...YEHAWWWWW

    Gotta have 5 for both . This cannot be beat!

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    Favorite Trail:   ANY GOING DOWN

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   looked at them all

    Bike Setup:   K2 Flying Monkey with maggies

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by KAAB a Weekend Warrior from North Shore

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2000

    Strengths:    Nice product 15watt spot works super
    easy to set up

    Weaknesses:    MR-11 light 6 volts 2.5 amp equals 15watts hard to find other then from Norco

    Looking to find a cheaper source for the bulb

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the perfect setup . You really dont need more then this at least i dont. The battery lasts 1hr 40 minutes (uses 6volt 5amphr battery) I purchased a 6v 7amp hr battery and now get over 2.5 hrs ....This light cannot be beat for the 129.00cdn i paid with tax... Nobody can touch this light and with the battery im unstopable

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    Favorite Trail:   All Of Them Going Down

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   ALL OF THEM Vista , turbo,light and motion, niterider..and so on

    Bike Setup:   Kona Roast With lots of cool goodies inc race face North SHore Extreme Cranks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Hamilton, Ont. Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 2000

    Strengths:    Simple, durable machined aluminum, solid helmet mount, interchangable bulb wattages

    Weaknesses:    no beam pattern focus

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a well made durable system that can take the pounding of some good crashes without a wimper. the helmet attachment is versatile and rock solid and the beam is pretty clean. All in all a great system.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Nightsun, nightrider

    Bike Setup:   Trek 8900, Z.2 Bam, Rolf dolomite disc & hayes hydraulic.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Scott Coates a Cross Country Rider from Bangkok, Thailand

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2000

    Strengths:    Great buring time and great coverage. Attaches easily to your helmet and stays there.

    Weaknesses:    Not a. Just wish I had money to buy more of their stuff.

    Bottom Line:   
    The story is this. I got into mountain biking about a year and a half ago. I bought my BLT helmet system and have been loving it ever since. The best part about BLT is my story. I moved to Bangkok, Thailand to set up an adventure/corporate team building/tour company in Thailand and had my Giro helmet stolen. I bought a new helmet, but need the clip that holds the battery cord down the back of your helmet to the battery. I got on the computer and emailed BLT. The very next day I had a message back saying the two clips were in the mail. These guys really understand customer service and Peter Stace-Smith is to be commended. These guys are kings at taking care of you. Buy one today and be taken care of.

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    Favorite Trail:   Moosepacker's Trail - Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   On my helmet.

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Steve a Racer from New Brunswick Can

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 1999

    Easy to maintain, switch is easy to locate, spot the light were you want to go. Good burn time.

    Somewhat heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a good little light. It gives you a good entry level pricepoint. It is versitile you can use it for hiking or crosscounty sking. You can aim light were you want to go. Good for finding side trails. Loves to be charged so you cant overcharge. Same idea as a car batt always charge it.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   

    Bike Setup:   
    Schwinn Homegrown Judy xc Sunn 0 deg etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Van, BC,Canada

    Date Reviewed: November 26, 1999

    Wide bright beam

    Bottom Line:   
    Good durable lightset.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    1 Year

    Bike Setup:   
    C'dale Freeride

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