Knog is an Australian product design company excelling in making bells and lights for cyclists. From basic bells to the most powerful of lights, Knog makes them highly functional as well as stylish. From Knog’s ‘be seen’ range of lights, we got the opportunity to test out the Blinder Mob Kid Grid rear light and here is what we thought.
This is a rear LED light with a Surface Mount (SMT) LED panel which pumps out the bright lighting at a maximum for 90% of the charge time. When I tested it out on a road bicycle, I was visible to all traffic on the road behind me. Not only during the night, but this rear LED light is useful to be seen even during foggy day conditions. The light beam angle is 90 degrees and this rear light is also 100% waterproof.
There are 5 lighting modes, Steady high, steady low, strobe, fancy flash and eco flash. These modes can be changed by an easy rubber switch on the side. A long press will switch it on and switch it off. The battery time is 2.5 hours for the steady high mode and 59 hours for the lowest eco flash mode. This range helps a rider control the battery time especially on longer rides.
The Blinder Mob Kid Grid Rear Light can be attached to the seat post without any tools. There are 3 different sizes of straps given with it so as to fit both rounded and aero seat posts. The lithium polymer in-built battery can recharged by just plugging in the attached USB into your computer or laptops USB port. It takes almost 5 hours to fully charge the battery from 0% to 100% and this is indicated by a red light below the light panel which turns green. With a smooth black body casing and a sleek strap, this rear light is not just stylish by itself but also enhances the aesthetics of your bicycle.
This rear light is evenly bright because of its impressive LED panel and also has an easy to change 5 lighting modes. The 100% waterproof body and an in-built battery and USB for charging makes this light useful for long distance rides on rainy days and nights. With 3 different sized straps, this Blinder Mob Grid rear light from Knog can be fitted on to both the conventional rounded seat posts and as well as aero posts.
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