Back in May, the Blink Steady light was launched via Kickstarter with much success. The project was successfully funded with a total $82,367 coming from 777 backers. They were only asking for $35,000. The light was a hit, and the company had a lot of orders to fill. Those orders have been processed, and the light is ready for a full on retail assault. Ordering one can be done online, direct from Blink Steady for $125.
To find out what that $125 gets you, hit the jump.
What you get for your hard earned money is one very well designed, CNC’d aluminum casing that houses some fancy tech. First, the light secures to your seatpost via a 2mm allen bolt that implements a nylon tip so that it won’t mark up or damage your post, carbon or otherwise. The light them mounts to the bracket via two more secure screws. The Blink Steady light includes an accelerometer as well, which allows the light to turn on when it detects motion, and off when the bike is no longer moving. Depending on the orientation of the light when mounted, it will either turn on in the steady mode, or the flashing mode. I like the “set it and forget it” mentality here. My only wish is for a matching front light that operates the same.
As mentioned, the casing for the light is CNC’d aluminum. The two .5w LED’s are visible through a lexan window, and the main body is kept waterproof thanks to the rubber o-ring seal between it and the mounting plate.
200 Hrs Blink Mode*
80 Hrs Steady Mode*
Standby Time: More than a year.**
Materials: Machined Aluminum, Polycarbonate Lens, Stainless Steel Screws.
Power: (2) AAA Batteries
Weight: 60 Grams without batteries.
Lights: (2) .5W LED’s
Dimensions: 2.4” Wide, .5” Thick
Seatpost Sizes: 25mm – 31.6mm
Finish: Silver or Black Anodized
* Run times are not calculated, but are observed from real bench tests performed until a noticeable drop in brightness.
** Standby time is calculated from the power requirements of the electronic components in their sleep state.