Jet Lites Blast 1000 – HID Review

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Review by: Robb Sutton (198)
Originally found on Mountain Biking by 198
Jet Lite Blast 1000 HID Bike Light Review

Light Price Claimed Lumens Runtime Battery Type Light head weight Battery Weight Installed Weight Lumens per gram Lumens per dollar
Jet Blast 1000 $550.00 1000 3hrs 6w 14.8v 3200mah Lithium Polymer 160g 590g n/a 1.60 1.81

Jet Lites Blast 1000 Review

In the world of bike lights, brightness is king. Prior to this test period on the Jet Blast 1000, I have had experience with Jet Lites halogen lineup as it was my primary light for several years. This little HID from Jet Lites pushes out a claimed 1,000 lumens (yes…you just read that right…1,000!) for 3 hours via a 14.8v lithium ion battery. These claimed stats were far above what I have been using in the past (HID, LED and halogen). So after months worth of testing…how did it pan out?

Jet Lites Blast 1000 Specs

From JetLites.com

JETs’ Shadow is the half brother to our Axis product. Its’ very slim profile and minimal weight make it ideal for the typical night rides. The waterproof and shock resistant case is designed with a nice anatomical curve just like a whisky flask. This allows the battery to lay flat against your body when stowed in a jersey pocket. Not bulky rectangular box. The 1.20″ profile is super slim in your pocket or when mounted to a seat post. Your legs won’t rub your battery. We paired this battery up with our super bright HID light head.

Larger/longer runtime battery was included with this kit.

  • MSRP – 550.00 US
  • 14w HID light head
  • 14.8V 36w lithium polymer battery
  • Light weight design
  • Anatomically designed case
  • 4 layer safety circuit
  • Low voltage shut-off
  • IP-68 rated thread lock waterproof connector
  • Waterproof hard shell case
  • Waterproof breather valve
  • Impact resistant hard shell case
  • Aim as you ride mounting system with safety breakaway
  • 2.5 hour smart charger
  • Adaptable to frame, seatpost, or jersey pocket storage
  • Light Head: 14w (rated @ 1000 lumens) HID lamp & ballast; 4.8 oz. (130g) light head; Dims. 3.5″ x 1.75″ x 1.70″; Beam color blue/white
  • Battery: 36w 14.8v 3200mah lithium polymer battery – Battery waterproof to 3 ft. shock resistant to 5 ft.; Dims. 5.16″ x 4.13″ x 1.20″; Weight 13 oz. (370g)
  • Charger Specs: Charge time 2.5 hours. 18v 1.3 amp smart charger with 2 stage overcharge protection
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Actual Weights (Ultimate Scale): Light w/helmet mount – 160 grams; Battery – 590 grams
  • Run Time: 5 hours with supplied battery – 3 hours +/- 5 mins with smaller unit
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