Knog Gator 605 light review

Versatile LED unit

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £220.00 RRP | USD $400.00
Gator 605 Light

Our review

Beautifully ‘blended’ organic design, but the light is too dispersed and feeble
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Knog’s outstanding organic design is a joy to fit, but this lamp’s performance doesn’t measure up. 


The rubber-wrapped and integral-strapped head unit morphs neatly into the front of the bars and a matching remote switch controls power settings for all three LEDs.

The hardcase stick battery wraps easily under top or down tube, with a long cable so you can drop it right down low, and the whole system weighs in at 472g,

Unfortunately, the LEDs themselves are only three-watt units. With the 18-degree ‘spot’ as broad as most floods and the 32-degree flood just giving a vague local haze, we fumbled through anything technical or faster than walking pace. 

That long cable ended up getting in the way too, and despite the light head unit there’s no helmet option.


The head unit requires a fair bit of space to fit and the silicone rubber fixing, though simple, doesn’t allow for much adjustment. Fit it on swept bars and it’ll be pointing into the hedgerow.

Product Specifications


Name Gator 605
Brand Knog

Description Burn Time 3 hours (optimum brightness) 2000 hours in flashing mode. Lumens: 18o Spot = 450 Lumens 32o Wide = 300 Lumens Flasher = 10000 millicandelas
Weight (g) 472
Features Charge time: Smart charge - 1hr. Modes: 1. Spot - low and high 2. Flood - low and high 3. Flasher - flash and constant.
Dimensions 60x42x55
No Of Batteries Required 1
Battery Life 3
Type of Battery Required Lithium-Ion Rechargable