Blackburn Quadrant Lights

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 15, 2015]
Greg
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Bright light,the LED is easy on the batteries I use rechargeables in mine, I like the flash options because the flashing light gets a driver's attention better than a steady light.

Weakness:

It has been my experience that the switch is a bit trouble prone. I've been through 3 of these so far and the switch seems to be the failure point.

This is a good safety light in a urban setting but on a night ride on a trail I don't think it will throw enough light to illuminate the path ahead to help you feel secure regarding whats ahead of you for distances over 40 feet. I use this light and a mars rear light if I'm riding after dark.

[Jun 05, 2011]
Don Thorn
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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..

Super lights,, poor mounting

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn tail lights.. They are great. no problems with them or their mounting.

[Dec 04, 2010]
Michaelk
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

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.

[Sep 24, 2008]
Jon
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Very long battery life

Weakness:

odd shape, limited range of the beam

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.

[Sep 07, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

Shines in your face a lot.

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

[May 22, 2008]
Jeromy Bishop
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good brightness, long runtime, waterproof

Weakness:

Rather large, not very wide or long distance beam

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.

Similar Products Used:

first light

[Jun 10, 2007]
mo-unit
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

bright LEDs, solid construction, great battery life

Weakness:

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

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!

[Dec 28, 2006]
Keith Ashmore
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

None

Nice light for $25 MSRP!

Similar Products Used:

Cateye headlights, Niterider D Evolution

[Dec 14, 2007]
S M
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Bright, variety of settings

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.

[Jun 06, 2006]
Michael Jones
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Halogen headlight

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