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.
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
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
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.