Blackburn

Shaun George Uncategorized

The cycling accessories market wasn’t all that hip 75 years ago… That is, until Blackburn was born! The Blackburn brand name was brought into existence by, Jim Blackburn.

Blackburn brought industrial design to cycling & set a new standard for the industry which meant designing from the user’s perspective and showing respect for materials and their functionality whilst also bringing about innovation.

WHY BLACKBURN?

You may or may not have heard of Blackbird. Chances are, you haven’t. Especially here in India. They’re are a new entrant to the market but have proven their worth for over 75 years in the overseas market.

On the other hand, if you have heard of them. You’ll know that they manufacture some of the best cycling accessories in the market. Blackburn manufactures and sells pumps, fenders, bags, cages, locks, mirrors, trainers, and even bar tape. Phew! That list was extensive – there’s more to that list but let’s get into what they’re really known for – their world-class lighting solutions for cyclists.

TECHNOLOGY AT BLACKBURN

What makes these lights special? Blackburn does a couple of things to ensure their lights are built to the highest standards and perform at the very best level.

1. STANDARDS

ANSI / NEMA FL-1 Guide – Nitecore Singapore
FL-1 light criteria

There aren’t many tests or requirements that lights are required to adhere to. Blackburn makes it a point to be completely transparent with their customers. All Blackburn lights are developed using FL-1 standards.

Some other brands that do not follow FL-1 often measure run time until the battery has 0% charge, despite extremely low light outputs (sometimes less than 1 lumen). The FL-1 standard requires the published run time to include only those hours and minutes where the light is useable.

2. RUGGEDNESS

Blackburn lights are thoroughly tested in all kinds of riding conditions to prove their build and go-anywhere, do-anything ability. Ingress protection rating or ‘IP Rating’, is a technical way to describe the level of water and dust proofing a product has. All Blackburn lights meet the IP-65 or IP-67 standards, to make sure they will live up to any adventure.

3. TIR LENSES

Total Internal Reflection (TIR) optics, use a refractive lens inside a reflector and have very high efficiencies in reflecting and controlling the LED’s light spread. They work in a manner that the lens directs light from the center of the emitter to the reflector, which then sends it out in a parallel controlled beam, whether narrow, wide, whatever your choice.

TIR lenses are rotationally symmetrical resulting in Total Internal Reflection. Additionally, a rounded light distribution provides better beam quality and clarity rather than having a sharply focused beam of only a small area.

PRODUCT LINEUP – FRONT LIGHTS

1. DAYBLAZER 1100

A super bright 1100 Lumen front light that makes you visible be it day or night. It can fit virtually any bicycle handlebar in the market (24mm-35mm). The light is IP-67 rated meaning it is fully protected against dust/grit and is fully protected against the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter for 30 minutes.

• Excellent side visibility
• 6061 aluminum construction
• Versatile angle adjustment
• Lithium-ion battery
• Micro-USB rechargeable, charging cable included
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• 5 hours full recharge
• 140 grams

2. DAYBLAZER 800

Another light capable of seriously lighting up the road ahead. A great alternative to the Dayblazer 1100 if you’re not in need of the additional Lumens and need more battery life. It’s a powerful headlight that packs a lot of punch in a small form factor.

• Versatile angle adjustment
• Lithium-ion battery
• Micro-USB rechargeable, charging cable included
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• 4 hours full recharge
• 129 grams

3. DAYBLAZER 400

A super capable city light that is great for night leisure riding, as well as nighttime/daytime commuting. The rotating mount allows the light to be adjusted to center on the road! This versatile silicone mount fits handlebars from 22–35mm and can be used to strap to some helmets too.

• Action-camera style mount (sold separately)
• Mounting strap fits some helmets
• Versatile angle adjustment
• Lithium-ion battery
• Micro-USB rechargeable, charging cable included
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• 3 hours full recharge
• 59 grams

4. 2’FER LIGHT (DUAL LIGHT)

See and be seen with this compact little light. The 2’FER Light is essentially a headlight and tail light all-in-one. MODES – Solid White / Red Solid / White Strobe/ Red Strobe. A 60-Lumen front light mode and a 20-Lumen rear light mode is more than sufficient for city usage. With around 5-hours of battery life the 2’FER is a great little light for all city riders.

• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• 180-degree visibility
• No tools needed
• 5 hours full recharge
• 18 grams

TAIL LIGHTS

1. DAYBLAZER 125

A bright 125-Lumen bright rear light that is super compact and light. It also has 4 different light modes that you can choose from.

• Unique & reconfigurable bracket interface
• 270 degrees of visibility
• Lithium polymer battery
• Micro-USB rechargeable
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• No tools required
• 3 hours full recharge
• 78 grams

2. DAYBLAZER 65

A 65-Lumen tail light that is a great addition to your city commuting setup especially if you ride on the highways. The light is also sufficiently bright to be seen during the day as well.

• 270 degrees of visibility
• Lithium polymer battery
• Micro-USB rechargeable
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• No tools required
• 2 hours full recharge
• 48 grams

3. CLICK

Blackburn’s most compact light yet. The Click is a 20-Lumen tail light that can be fit on almost anywhere. It has two modes and will last up to 3 hrs on a single charge which makes it a great companion for your long weekend rides.

• Silicone mount
• Lithium-polymer battery
• USB rechargeable
• LED charge indicator
• No tools required
• 3 hours full recharge
• 20 grams


Blackburn lights are the lights you and your bike need because they’re simply the best! It’s a no brainer for commuters and riders looking forward to their next night ride.

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