^ When you think of Knog, you may think about the Frog or Beetle models – little lights that were probably the first lights you ever had. At least that’s what I think about. I feel like I grew up using Knogs. The past few years, Knog has been making better and more powerful lights and The Knog Blinder Arc 5.5 is currently Knog’s most powerful light – clocking in at 550 lumens – more than enough to see whats coming up in front of you. Of course Knog made the Blinder Arc 5.5 USB rechargable and waterproof – it actually has an integrated USB plug which is designed to be exposed to the elements.
^ So back to that 550 lumens part.
There are a total of 4 light modes which will affect how long the battery lasts :
HIGH – 1.8 hour burn time
MEDIUM – 3.5 hour burn time
LOW – 8 hour burn time
FLASHING – 17 hour burn time
550 lumens is a lot of power which demands a lot of battery. So use that high beam sparingly. I’ve found that flashing and low are normally enough for most night rides. I seem to always be riding at night and have developed a routine of throwing the lights right back on the charger when I get home from the ride. It’s a little bit of extra effort but once you start using a high power light like this, you won’t want to NOT have it on a night ride ever again.
This isn’t the Knog you know.
The Blinder Arc 5.5 is a serious light that will fully illuminate your ride and absolutely blind people who look directly at it.
At $120, it’s well worth the investment.
Check em out on the Knog site at :
Also did a review of the Knog Blinder Twinpack :
If you care to check that out too…
Photos / words : Charlie Sears
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