I like the light itself I have had mine for about three months now and it has worked flawlessly I use it to commute to in from work about six miles each way. The rubber strap broke the other day on mine and I emailed blackburn to see if they would send me another and they said that part is on back order so I would imagine it is fairly common. They did offer me to send the whole light in and replace it for me so their customer service seemed fine I will have to buy a light to use while it is being sent off. I will probably give another brand a go just for comparison
This product pretty much exceeded my expectations. I was looking for something to take very early morning, pitch black rides with. I thought I was not buying enough lumens but I was proved wrong. I use the brightest, steady setting, it provides plenty of light and even some nice side lighting action. I have even taken this on a few non technical night rides and it has been plenty. Also, the light lasts longer than they claim. It does take a while to charge so do not wait to the last minute to do so.
1. Daylight flash extraordinarily bright for daytime. Great flash rate.
2 Straps under handalbars effectively.
3 Good size and waterproof.
1 rubber strap could be stronger
2 Heavier then Light and Motion light. Slightly larger.
3 Charging green light never shuts off when light fully charged.
4 Charging plug is too short.10 in. Only
Plenty of light, for dusk road riding and some night riding
Have used it especially well on rail trails cycling at night
3 hour burn time is accurate, toggling between light settings while riding at night with gloves is diffucult
For the $ I would recommend
Great light, lots of functions, holds a charge better than advertised. But the switch is coming apart and getting very hard to use. I see no way to fix it and fear the light will be useless just outside of the return period
I own a few Light & Motion headlights but they seemed to break down after about two years so I decided to try other brands. This Blackburn 800 is very bright and easy to use. The construction/design looks like might last longer than Light & Motion. Overall pretty happy with this light.