Blackburn Introduces the Central 100 front and 20 Rear Lighting System Jul 29, 2014

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I was using my Central lights for a few months now, on multiple bikes before I lost them in all my travels. I particularly liked the rear, because I run a generator lamp on my tourer and it wasn’t annoyingly bright for people riding behind me. I even found the front to be exceptionally bright for what many would consider a “blink light”.

The Central lights mark a new push for Blackburn as they will slowly be releasing new products over the next few months, most of which I’ve had hands-on experience with and all of which I’m anxiously awaiting more testing time.

See more on the Central 100 Front and Central 20 Rear below!

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CENTRAL 100 FRONT & CENTRAL 20 REAR

Your own personal safety beacon of light. Blackburn’s CENTRAL light series signals traffic in all directions to watch out, and keep their distance. Take the lane and feel safe knowing you’re seen. These lights are built to the ANSI FL-1 standard, which provides consistent light performance guidelines and measurements.

Central 100 Front Lght Handlebar Detail1

Central 100 Front
• Built to ANSI FL-1 light standard
• Micro USB charging connection
• Extruded Alloy Shell
• 3 modes: High: 100 lms, Low: 50 lms, Blackburn Strobe: 50 lms
• Runtime: High: 3.2 hrs, Low: 7 hrs, Blackburn strobe: 21 hrs
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• Silicone mount, 1 size fits all
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MSRP: $34.99

Central 20 Rear Light Detail2

Central 20 Rear
Blackburn’s brightest rear safety light, with a very broad visible beam.
• Built to ANSI FL-1 light standard
• Micro USB charging connection
• Extruded Alloy Shell
• 3 modes: High: 20 lms, Steady Flash: 20 lms,
Blackburn Strobe: 20 lms
• Runtime: High: 25 hrs, Steady flash: 42 hrs,
Blackburn strobe: 76 hrs
• LED fuel gauge/charge indicator
• Silicone mount, 1 size fits all
MSRP: $34.00

  • recurrecur

    The Micro-USB charging port looks like it makes so much more sense than the weird, fiddly USB adaptor the Blackburn Flea series has.

    How’s the waterproofness?

    • disqus_KZD2FBYTyQ

      also curious on water resistance.

      also, how do these compare to the knogs for visibility?

      • Ultra_Orange

        Same here, what would be the best option for rechargeable lights? What sort of generator are you running?

        • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

          SON Edelux

      • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

        It never rains in Austin (or when it does, I’m out of town), so I couldn’t tell ya…

  • lenbot

    I don’t trust those silicone straps. The kong ones seem to go bad very quickly

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Mine have lasted for a while now with no wear FWIW.

    • Eric Hancock

      Yea, I’ve snapped three Knog straps before giving up on the company. I have never, however, snapped a Garmin mount’s rubber thing, so materials must matter.

      I’d be willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

      But has anyone mentioned whether the straps are replaceable? That would be a rather nice feature..