Blackburn X8 Lights review

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£149.99

Blackburn X8

BikeRadar verdict

60.0 out of 5 stars

"Bombproof and better priced than before, but bulky and low on light for its weight"

Friday, November 7, 2008 4.00pm By

The recent £50 price drop helps, but Blackburn’s X8 lighting twinset is still more about design than delivery.The twin LED lamps are mounted in futuristic winged and finned lamps on sturdy ‘gem’-decorated cam clamps.

A long split lead connects to a multi-angled hardcase battery for a nigh-on indestructible setup with a no-quibble warranty.

The lamps are on the dim side, so even with the flood and spot running at the same time, you’ll be cruising not charging when the going gets technical.

The casing detail adds masses of weight and bulkiness, too. Given the weight, the two-and-a-half-hour maximum run time is relatively short, but you can dim either or both if you just need to be seen rather than see.

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Specification

Name:
X8
Brand:
Blackburn Design
Price:
£149.99

Manufacturer's Description:
Two Luxeon powered lamps for 170 lumens
Weight (g):
546
Features:
Compact Li-Ion battery pack. 2.5 hours at 100% Intensity (2 heads). 10 hours at 30% Intensity (1 head). Constant Current Technology reduces dimming through run cycle and prevents battery damage. 100%-70%-30% and flash modes. Waterproof to IPX7 standard. SuperCharger provides unsurpassed battery charging and maintenance
Battery Power Supply:
t
Type of Battery Required:
NiMH
Warranty Length:
Limited lifetime
Position:
Front

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