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Blackburn Central 300 USB Rechargeable Front Light

Blackburn Central 300 USB Rechargeable Front Light

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Product Description

The Blackburn Central 300 front bike light is a commuter essential for safe riding in low light conditions. The Central front light delivers a bright 300 lumen beam in a versatile package that comes with plenty of mounting options. Easily recharge the Blackburn Central 300 with any USB port.

Key Features

Meets ANSI FL-1 Standard

The Blackburn Central 300 meets this standard, created by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to ensure consistent performance measurements for handheld lights. Although bicycle lights are not required to follow this or any standard, Blackburn believes in offering full transparency in how the output, run time, water resistance and other performance claims are measured.

LED Fuel Gauge/Charge Indicator

A small built in LED light indicates the battery level. Green = >75%, Orange = 75-25%, Red = <25%

Dual Beam Pattern

Dual beam pattern allows crystal clear near and far visibility.

Replaceable Battery

Battery pack can be replaced in seconds.

Universal Light Mount

The silicone mount fits diameters from 22-35mm along with a clip for clothing, bags or racks.

Micro-USB Rechargeable

Charges via any standard USB port.

Details:

  • Micro USB rechargeable
  • LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
  • Charging cable included, no tools required
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Waterproof to IP-65 standard.
  • 5 hour recharge time
  • Lumens: High 300, Med 150, Low 80, Pulse 80, Strobe 80
  • Runtime: High 2 HRS , Med 4 HRS, 8 Low HRS, Pulse 20 HRS, Strobe 16 HRS
  • Distance: High 108M, Med 76M, Low 56M, Pulse 56M, Strobe 56M
  • 162g / 0.36lb

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Blackburn Central 300 USB Rechargeable Front Light Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.48
Build Quality
4.18
Performance
4.64
Value For Money
4.64

Customer Reviews (11)

4
Blackburn Central 300
by Anonymous user on 05/07/2019

This is an extremely reliable, bright & durable light. Great value for money and I would also buy this make & model, it does the job.

This is an extremely reliable, bright & durable light. Great value for money and I would also buy this make & model, it does the job.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Well designed front light
by Anonymous user on 28/06/2019

+ Good beam pattern, with bright fairly narrow main beam surrounded by area of lower intensity.. + Three levels of continuous light. + 8 hours from single charge at the lowest (continuous) level, which is bright enough most of the time. + Replaceable battery. - Silicone strap, while giving flexibility of fitting (to handlebars, helmet ...), needs to be tight enough to avoid wobble but can be easily damaged.

+ Good beam pattern, with bright fairly narrow main beam surrounded by area of lower intensity.. + Three levels of continuous light. + 8 hours from single charge at the lowest (continuous) level, which is bright enough most of the time. + Replaceable battery. - Silicone strap, while giving flexibility of fitting (to handlebars, helmet ...), needs to be tight enough to avoid wobble but can be easily damaged.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Exactly what was needed...
by Gavin T on 23/05/2019

I wanted something bright and USB chargeable - This is both of those things and currently at a price which stands out against competing brands (I bought this in a 69% sale). I partly wonder if people who are having trouble fitting this have not noticed the light can be rotated on the mounting bracket as well as have the angle changed? You just have to get a little creative with it. The strap itself can accommodate various girths. The quickest way once the strap is in place to dismount the camera is to just unscrew the connecting bolt (it's finger tightening/loosening). Anyway, I had no trouble fitting it to my stem by clicking the mounting bracket 90 degrees. The light is quite heavy weight and gives off a powerful beam which illuminates dark roads for winter commuting plus absolutely no problem being seen (just try to be careful not to blind pedestrians on any shared paths - there are a number of settings which enable you to lower the power of the beam). I have zero complaints!

I wanted something bright and USB chargeable - This is both of those things and currently at a price which stands out against competing brands (I bought this in a 69% sale). I partly wonder if people who are having trouble fitting this have not noticed the light can be rotated on the mounting bracket as well as have the angle changed? You just have to get a little creative with it. The strap itself can accommodate various girths. The quickest way once the strap is in place to dismount the camera is to just unscrew the connecting bolt (it's finger tightening/loosening). Anyway, I had no trouble fitting it to my stem by clicking the mounting bracket 90 degrees. The light is quite heavy weight and gives off a powerful beam which illuminates dark roads for winter commuting plus absolutely no problem being seen (just try to be careful not to blind pedestrians on any shared paths - there are a number of settings which enable you to lower the power of the beam). I have zero complaints!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent light
by Anonymous user on 16/10/2018

Brilliant light, easy to charge and throws out a very good lumen nice and wide. As people have mentioned about the movement of the rubber strap - I've found that mounting the light sideways onto the top of the down stem sorts that problem out. You lose a very small amount of light behind the brake cables but you can still see/be seen very well.

Brilliant light, easy to charge and throws out a very good lumen nice and wide. As people have mentioned about the movement of the rubber strap - I've found that mounting the light sideways onto the top of the down stem sorts that problem out. You lose a very small amount of light behind the brake cables but you can still see/be seen very well.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Bright light
by Lynn H on 15/10/2018

I purchased this for my new bike,after reading the reviews about the movement I purchased a go pro holder too. (Luckily only paid a few £ for it.) As I don’t think I need it. Just been out on the bike with light attached over bumpy ground and the light never moved. So 5* for this light and it’s fittings.

I purchased this for my new bike,after reading the reviews about the movement I purchased a go pro holder too. (Luckily only paid a few £ for it.) As I don’t think I need it. Just been out on the bike with light attached over bumpy ground and the light never moved. So 5* for this light and it’s fittings.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Very bright light
by Lynn H on 08/10/2018

This light is very bright, not used on bike yet as awaiting delivery of new one. Purchased a GoPro holder for it after reading previous reviews about movement.

This light is very bright, not used on bike yet as awaiting delivery of new one. Purchased a GoPro holder for it after reading previous reviews about movement.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
3
Great light , rubbish mount
by Michael F on 24/08/2018

I should have read the reviews and not just seen the score. The light is great , very bright and easy to charge, lasting a long time. The mount is awful and I am really struggling to keep it in a useable position, even tried taping the handlebar , hoping it would add resistance from slipping, sadly not. Tried to return but it's not covered for the unusable mount. Looking at other reviews I will have to purchase a go pro mount to use it now. You may want to add this into your budget.

I should have read the reviews and not just seen the score. The light is great , very bright and easy to charge, lasting a long time. The mount is awful and I am really struggling to keep it in a useable position, even tried taping the handlebar , hoping it would add resistance from slipping, sadly not. Tried to return but it's not covered for the unusable mount. Looking at other reviews I will have to purchase a go pro mount to use it now. You may want to add this into your budget.

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3.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 1.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
5
'Mind the voucher!
by Anonymous user on 07/08/2018

I've bought three of these using the tredz £5 off voucher. I've paired up two of them on a GoPro style double mount. This gives great results even on unlit canal towpaths. And I've got a spare, should I ever need to replace any batteries. Fantastic!

I've bought three of these using the tredz £5 off voucher. I've paired up two of them on a GoPro style double mount. This gives great results even on unlit canal towpaths. And I've got a spare, should I ever need to replace any batteries. Fantastic!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Excellent light. Not a fan of the mount.
by Andrew C on 02/05/2018

The light is excellent, with a good throw, lots of modes with memory, and easy recharging. At the discounted price it represents exceptional value for money. I'm not a fan of the rubber strap mount style, and this light hasn't convinced me otherwise. If you're on pristine roads, you'll not have an issue. Any undulations in the road, and your beam will likely move. A lot. Pulling the strap tight enough to stop it from moving will probably result in it failing prematurely. I've managed to bodge a solution using the stem bolts to jam it in place for now. The base is (according to the user sheet it's supplied with) GoPro compatible, so I've ordered a GoPro/Garmin combo mount for this and my computer. I ordered 3 of these for myself and my kids - at the discounted price it's well worth the purchase. I wouldn't consider this light at or near RRP, though. If you have a GoPro mount spare, it's a no-brainer.

The light is excellent, with a good throw, lots of modes with memory, and easy recharging. At the discounted price it represents exceptional value for money. I'm not a fan of the rubber strap mount style, and this light hasn't convinced me otherwise. If you're on pristine roads, you'll not have an issue. Any undulations in the road, and your beam will likely move. A lot. Pulling the strap tight enough to stop it from moving will probably result in it failing prematurely. I've managed to bodge a solution using the stem bolts to jam it in place for now. The base is (according to the user sheet it's supplied with) GoPro compatible, so I've ordered a GoPro/Garmin combo mount for this and my computer. I ordered 3 of these for myself and my kids - at the discounted price it's well worth the purchase. I wouldn't consider this light at or near RRP, though. If you have a GoPro mount spare, it's a no-brainer.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Good light, rather let down by mount
by Anonymous user on 11/04/2018

The title says it all really - the beam is good, though not as well cut-off (to avoid blinding drivers) as some. Its excellent value too. Unfortunately I'm finding it impossible to stop the light rotating on my handlebars, not matter how tight I pull the fixing strap. I've put some fairly 'grippy' tape around my handlebars and mounted the light over that, but it still rotates. Its not that difficult to rotate back, but it is rather irritating to have to keep on doing this on bumpy roads.

The title says it all really - the beam is good, though not as well cut-off (to avoid blinding drivers) as some. Its excellent value too. Unfortunately I'm finding it impossible to stop the light rotating on my handlebars, not matter how tight I pull the fixing strap. I've put some fairly 'grippy' tape around my handlebars and mounted the light over that, but it still rotates. Its not that difficult to rotate back, but it is rather irritating to have to keep on doing this on bumpy roads.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
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