- 146 claimed lumens
- 5h 00min reported battery life
- 10h measured battery life
- 144 g
- flashing mode
- no pulse mode
- 2 brightness levels
- Included mounts: Slide-on
- Optional mounts: Helmet
Series review: Planet Bike's time-tested headlight series
Review by Nathan Hinkle, Sept. 12, 2013, midnight
All of Planet Bike's Blaze headlights share similar designs and features, and use the same mount. The main pros and cons apply to all three lights.
- Better side visibility than some other lights, due to the cut-away on the side that lets light through.
- SuperFlash pattern is very attention-grabbing.
- Has high and low brightness settings.
- Easy on/off mounting, but mount stays on bike, so it’s harder to transfer between bikes.
- Planet Bike donates 25% of their profits to cycling advocacy!
- Replaceable AA batteries.
- Non-rechargeable (unless you use your own rechargeable batteries).
- Mount is not as sturdy as some other manufacturers.
- Poor voltage regulation: light dims as the battery wears down. This is improved significantly in the Blze 2W Micro compared to the other Blaze lights.