Blackburn USB Flea front light review£24.99

Convenient charging

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Don't be fooled by the picture, this is a tiny front light – it’s just 4cm long and weighs a mere 18g. Diminutive it may be, but the four LEDs put out a more impressive light than its size suggests.

Where the Flea really scores, though, is that you can recharge its internal lithium-ion battery on your computer using a supplied USB connector (a solar charger is available for an even more eco-friendly option).

A full charge supplies three hours on steady light and a flashing option is also available. And if white’s not to your taste, it comes in five other colours, including blue and pink.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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