2016 Lights Shootout

The Blaze Laserlight features nice machining.

The Blaze Laserlight features nice machining.​

Editor's Note: This article is part of RoadBikeReview and Mtbr's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index and the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index.

The Lowdown: Blaze Laserlight

We were instantly intrigued with this light as it incorporated a laser with a headlight. There's two separate switches to operate the two lights so they can be turned on independently.

The laser is a green image of a bike meant to be displayed on the road ahead of the driver to warn cars that there is a bicycle approaching. This is a visual reminder for drivers not to cross your path or merge in to your lane.

The Blaze Laserlight is a 300 Lumen light with a nice beam pattern. It is very good for commuting and appropriate for light trail duty as well.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAAYf0gWSFk

We demonstrate the Blaze Laserlight at 1:10 of this video above.

Claimed Lumens: 300 LumensCategory: Commuter Headlight
Measured Lumens: 305 LumensPrice: $200
Run time on high: 3:00 HoursRating:
4 Stars
4 out of 5 stars
Mounted weight: 222 grams
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Pluses

Minuses
  • Awesome laser implementation for safety
  • $200 is quite a bit for this output
  • Honest 300 Lumen output and nice beam pattern
  • Laser and high modes don't work when the light is
  • Excellent construction
    not on the mount
  • Very cool magnetized, smart USB cable

Full Review: Blaze Laserlight

Commuting by bike is all about being seen. The more obvious we are to cars, the less we get hit. Most drivers these days respect cyclists but often they are distracted or they are not trained to anticipate the presence and speed of cyclists. The Blaze Laserlight adds to the visibility of the cyclist so that is a great safety too.

The Blaze Laserlight has two switches to control the LED and the laser.

The Blaze Laserlight has two switches to control the LED and the laser.​

This light is sufficient for light trail riding and often there is some biking on roads to get to and from the trail head. That's where the Blaze laser comes in handy, as it makes the cyclist more visible without shining very bright lights on to the eyes of drivers.

Continue to page 2 for more on the Blaze Lazerlight, the beam pattern and Lumen measurement »



Blaze Laserlight laser and light can be both be on.

Blaze Laserlight laser and light can be both be on.​

The USB cable is an interesting affair as it has LED lights embedded in it and it is magnetized to making plugging in very easy. It is also polarity sensing so it figures out the correct charging state whatever direction you put the cable on.

This cable makes the light weatherproof without having to hide the port and putting in a waterproof rubber seal.

Blaze Laserlight Beam Pattern

Beam Pattern Photo

We photographed the lights in the same location setting with the same camera settings. The photo was taken in the back yard that is approximately 25 yards long. The backyard beam pattern allows you to gauge the throw and the width of the light. Compare all Beam Patterns on Mtbr here »

Integrating Sphere Measured Lumens

This light measured 305 Lumens in an integrating sphere. Claimed Lumens by the manufacturer is 300 Lumens. Compare all Lumen Tests on Mtbr here »

The construction and finish of the Blaze Laserlight is something to behold, as it has a very nice textured finish and attractive beveled edges.

Watch their Kickstarter video below explaining the concept.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCKgtdVTsf0

It is a great light that works as promised and is quite handy. It is very expensive though at $200 and the Lumen per dollar and Lumen per visibility factor can be outdone by other headlight and tail light combinations. After all, many bright headlights will project brightly on to the road and make your presence known as well. But it is a premium product and we appreciate its quality.

For more information visit www.blaze.cc.

This article is part of RoadBikeReview and Mtbr's 2016 Bike Lights Shootout. See the RoadBikeReview Commuter Lights Index and the 2016 Mtbr Headlights Index.