|Product||Olight BFL 900 Bike Front Light|
|Available at||Olight UK|
|Max Output||900 lumens|
|Max Beam Distance||150m|
|My Rating||9.3 out of 10|
Olight have released a new bike light to add to their ever growing collection… let’s see if it stands out from the crowd.
The Olight BFL 900 boasts a maximum output of 900 lumens and a 150-meter beam distance.
It has a built-in 2600mAh 18650 battery, rechargeable via the USB magnetic charging cable, which provides up to 13.5 hours of runtime.
In the Box
- BFL 900 (Battery Built-in) x 1
- MCC1AL USB Magnetic Charging Cable
- Handlebar Strap x 4
- Allen Wrench x 1
- Handlebar Mount x 1
- BFL 900 (Battery Built-in) x 1
- User Manual
- High Performance Cool White LED
Dimensions & Weight
- Length: 3.78 in/96mm
- Width: 1.26 in/32mm
- Height: 1.63 in/41.5mm
- Weight: 4.59 oz / 130g
- The manufacturer’s literature doesn’t specify what material the body is made of… however it looks and feels very premium and is probably made of an aluminium alloy like a lot of Olight’s torches.
- Built-in 2600mAh 18650 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
- IPX6 (Protection from water projected in powerful jets from a nozzle with a 12.5mm diameter opening in any direction)
Based on this both the light should be perfectly fine for use in even heavy rain.
- Olight’s 2 Year warranty
As with the RN 1500 which we have also tested, the beam quality is very good – providing a nice uniform wide spread beam.
The BFL 900 also has side light windows that increase visibility, allowing drivers and the like to see you more easily.
Charging occurs via the magnetic charging cable, which attaches directly to the tail of the light.
The magnet at the tail of the torch is very strong and easily attracts the charging pad, such that it can be done single-handedly.
The magnetic pad on the cable has a charging light next to it that lights up red when charging and green once fully charged and it takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery from flat.
The Olight magnetic charging cable is used on the majority of Olight’s torches and is a very unique and easy way to charge the torch, it has a standard USB on the other end that can be used with any USB plug or portable battery.
Power Button & Modes
The light is operated by a side switch that has an integrated battery indicator.
When the light is off, single pressing of the power button turns on the battery indicator to display the battery level as follows:
- Blue 100-21%
- Red 20-11%
- Flashing Red ≤10%
Long pressing on the power button turns the light on/off.
A single short click cycles through the brightness levels.
Mode memory function saves the last selected brightness level.
The handlebar mount comes with 4 straps in different lengths:
- No 2 – for handlebars with a diameter of 1″/25.4mm
- No 3 – for handlebars with a diameter of 1.1″/28mm
- No 5 – for drop and flat handlebars
- No 6 – for handlebars with a diameter of 1.25″/31.8mm
Conclusion & Exclusive Offer
The Olight BFL 900 Bike Front Light is a well-built and very functional bike light and I’ve come to expect nothing less from Olight.
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I have to say that Olight make some really great lights… You can read more torch reviews by The Camping Equipment here.
I hope you’ve found this review useful.
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