Blackburn Flea Rear Safety Light Review

4.50 out of 5
By 2leftfeet    on Dec 15, 2008

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Pros: Deceptively small but powerful, light weight, very bright light, water resistant. Takes about 15-45 minutes for a recharge and can last anywhere from 3 hours on full charge to 9 depending on the mode you use (standard—5hrs, full— about 3hrs, flash—about 9hrs). Comes in one of two recharge systems, either usb or folding solar pad (old system used cable terminals to connect to 1.5 volt AA, AAA and D batteries to recharge); all systems are easy to use. The clip on its back is incredibly strong and can be mounted on anything that has a flat surface like the back of your helmet band, behind your jerseys collar, on a bag or belt, you get the idea...

Cons: The light is not reflective and can only be mounted on flat surfaces, however, you can use a small bungee cord to wrap it around the back of your helmet or mount it on your bike rack.

Recommendation: The Flea rear light is nice; it’s water resistant and easy to use

December 16, 2008

Pros: Super small, Extra Strong Clip, Simple Seatpost mount that works, lightweight, good flash mode, exceptionally bright.

Cons: Does not seem reflective when off.

Recommendation: This has quickly become my favorite tail light. I usually use the clip on a hydration pack or on the back of my saddle wedge (road bike). It is very light and it is very bright. Recharging only requires a alkaline cell type battery.