The New Planet Bike Blaze 140 SL vs. The Older Version
Besides changing its name to the Planet Bike Blaze 140 SL, this model now features amber side lenses for side illumination. According to the manufacturer, this addition increases the visibility of the light to 275 degrees. The new version is still the same size as its predecessor, as well as maintaining the same lumen output. Lastly, the price has dropped to $39.99, ten dollar cheaper than the original.
Check out the side-by-side comparison below, with the latest version, the Blaze 140 SL, pictured on the left and the older version shown on the right.
This light scores relatively low in brightness. We measured its maximum beam distance to be 490 ft, which is above average. However, other bike lights reach as far as 573 ft. Below, see how the brightness and beam pattern of the Blaze 2 Watt stands against the Light and Motion Urban 550.
Beam Distance Photos
Planet Bike Blaze 2 watt
Light and Motion Urban 550
Low performance + high battery cost = poor value.
Due to its poor performance overall, this is far from our top recommendations of bike lights.