Review: Blaze Laserlight

It's a headlight with a laser

Lights Lights Shootout

2016 Lights Shootout

The Blaze Laserlight features nice machining.

The Blaze Laserlight features nice machining (click to enlarge).

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

Stat Box
Claimed Lumens: 300 Lumens Mtbr Lux: 31
Measured Lumens: 305 Lumens Mounted weight: 222 grams
Lumens per $: 1.53 Lumens Category: Headlight
Lumens per gram: 1.37 Lumens Price: $200
Run time on high: 3:00 Hours Rating: 4 Flamin' Chili Peppers 4 Chilis-out-of-5

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.

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

Blaze Laserlight has two switches to control the LED and the laser (click to enlarge).

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 »

About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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