Blinder Arc 5.5
- Knog Pty Ltd
- Catalyst Design Group Pty Ltd
The Blinder “Arc 5.5” is Knog’s brightest high-powered, USB-rechargeable bike light so far. Equipped with one of the latest high-intensity XM-L2 Cree LEDs they deliver a colossal 550 Lumens in the brightest mode, giving riders total visibility and freedom at night. Weighing in at only 150g, they are compact, durable and waterproof. Two detachable straps allow for tool-less mounting of the light to your bike bars between 24-35mm in diameter. They have a handy USB plug that provides convenient recharging at work or at home.
The lens geometry has been engineered to provide an elliptical beam shape of 16 degrees vertical x 24 degrees horizontal to light the path ahead. This unique feature lights means that the area ahead is lit in a more intense and focussed way. Providing 3 brightness settings in steady and 1 flash mode it lasts up to 360 minutes in steady and a whopping 720 minutes in flash mode.
Intuitive user-feedback and convenience. Hold the button down for one second and release to switch on or off. Quick presses allow you to cycle continuously through modes. The integrated LED located at the front of the button provides beam level indication while the LED located at the bottom of the button functions as the battery low and charging status indicator.
Integrated thermal-management, adaptive-response design.
The incorporation of thermal-management through the use of a die-cast heat sink delivers a cooling mechanism that operates when the bike is in motion. Internal sensors monitor and regulate light output to prevent overheating when the bike is stationary. The combined use of these two features helps to ensure the light maintains optimum performance and reliability.
Made from high quality materials, the Blinder Arc 5.5 integrates nicely with the bike while taking up minimal handlebar room. UV-stabilised silicone, hard-wearing stainless steel, textured and anodised finishes all help to maintain a high-quality aesthetic for a long period of time. Intelligent battery storage is built into the design. Powered by industry-leading CREE LEDs and lithium polymer, the light pumps out 550 Lumens on its highest setting and maintains up to 80% of stated run times for at least 300 full charge cycles.