|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||7 x 5 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||LT3045|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Planet Bike Blaze 2Watt LED Headlight
|Price:||$30.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details|
|You Save:||$29.99 (50%)|
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- Made using sustainable methods
- Made using high quality materials
- Tested to ensure quality and durability
- Bright, multi-mode 2-Watt LED Headlight with tool-free mounting bracket and batteries
- Features high and low power beams along with SuperFlash flashing mode that is visible in daylight
- High/low/flashing run times of 5/12/18 hours on two AA batteries (included)
- Bulb offers 146 lumens; light weighs 144 grams with batteries
- Limited lifetime warranty; 25 percent of the proceeds of this sale support bicycle advocacy
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Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt LED Headlight
Light up the road and let the cars know you're there with the Planet Bike 2 Watt Blaze LED headlight. Compact and affordable, the Blaze is a great choice for recreational riders and commuters. The light offers a super-bright high mode of 146 lumens, as well as low power beam to conserve battery life, and a SuperFlash flashing mode that is highly visible, even in daylight. The Blaze installs on your bike and adjusts in moments--tool free--thanks to its QuickCam bracket mount. The mount fits 25.4 to 31.8-millimeter handlebars and comes ready to use with two AA batteries included.
Features and Specifications:
- Modes: high and low power beam; SuperFlash flashing mode
- Run times: 5 hours (high mode); 12 hours (low mode); 18 hours (flashing mode)
- Requires two AA batteries (included)
- Lumens: 146
- Weight: 144 grams with batteries
Top Customer Reviews
I've been using the light a good deal for the better part of two weeks, and it does the business. It's the same size as the 1-watt version, save for its jet-black finish. Like all the Planet Bike lights I've bought, build quality is great, the now-renowned quick-release mounting system remains unchanged, which is a good thing, because (1) it's fantastic as it is, IMO, and (2) it allows quick interchange between two of my bikes, one using Planet Bike's Beamer 5 (itself an excellent urban light). You can purchase the quick-release mounts separately, allowing the moving of one light between several bikes quickly and easily.
Short of extreme, high-speed, off-road night-patrol rides, you're not likely to "over-drive" this headlight, allowing for safer road cycling on streets and roads. I don't have to try and remember the surface irregularities when rolling fairly quickly down a particular side street or path I don't often travel; the light offers a reliable heads-up, reducing the need for sudden evasive maneuvers (and pretty much eliminated the possibility of a snakebite flat, dented rim, or worse).Read more ›
I got this light specifically to be able to ride a rails to trails trail near my house in the early mornings. Had it mounted and on the bike within a minute of opening the box. The first ride was at 4:15 a.m. under a mostly moonless sky through my neighborhood and then onto the trail.
This light is more than adequate for cruising around and/or commuter biking. On the trail I found the beam to be narrow, but with enough spill to illuminate the wide trail sufficiently. The trail is all dirt with some minor bumps and ruts - mount and light didn't slip or move around at all. There is an appreciable difference between the brightness on high and low settings. I kept mine on low because I felt I had a little better vision to the sides without the real bright spot. I don't really have a need for the strobe, but it will definitely get you noticed.
I could see a racer overdriving this light, but it worked well for me at approx 10-15 mph on a familiar, wide trail. This works perfectly for what I wanted it for. I would look at other lights for night riding on tight singletrack or fast downhill descents, although this might be a nice helmet mounted light (perhaps a little bulky)to complement a bar mounted system. Planet Bike does sell a helmet mount accessory.
I do like that it runs on 2 AA batteries. I can always have backup power supply in my pack or pocket.
This is a good light at a great price. I'm glad I found it.
UPDATE 11/25/11: Have had and used this light over a year now. Still working fine, but I've gotten much faster and found I needed a brighter light. This is particularly true for riding "real" mountain bike trails, not just forest roads and wide bike paths. Am now using the light for a commuter light and a backup light only. Initial review stands - good light at great price. Excellent value for casual riders and commuters.
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All three lights in the video had fresh batteries.
*** EDIT a year later ****
Several commentators have insulted me for posting this video and having the nerve to donate my time to provide a helpful review to some. I appreciate the maturity of such individuals.
I realize that these bike are not comparable in price, but if I'm not mistaken, they are supposed to do similar jobs: to provide lighting to bicyclists. The point of the video is that the Planet Bike light is not a functional light. Period. At any price. It's no more functional of a bike light than is a pad of sticky notes. I wish other reviewers had been as frank as I am being about the limitations of this light, which would have saved me the wasted $50 (or whatever I paid at the time) and the year of unnecessarily risking my life with an unsafe bike light, because it took me that long to get over the frustration of the $50 sunk cost and throw it in the trash to replace it (that's my fault; I should have realized it sooner).
So yes, if you want to save $50 over the cost of a real bike light, then by all means, buy this toy, which is as functional as a pad of sticky notes, but consider yourself forewarned.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Brightest light I've ever used, but after a couple of years the switch is stuck on ON, no way to turn it off. Read morePublished 6 months ago by bweed
Excellent - very bright, I use on the strobe mode. Very effective for others to see you. Our local policeman, commented that he see us coming very well and like the visibility it... Read morePublished 9 months ago by LP
The light itself is great, but the holder never stays put on my handlebars. I would recommend a different light based on the irritation caused by the holder... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Commuterific
I love this headlight. I ordered two, actually. It's easy to install. My favorite part is the super-bright flashing mode. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sk