Hands-on Gear Review

Seattle Sports Blazer Review

By: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief  ⋅  Jun 20, 2014
Price:  $12 List  |  $5.73 at REI - 52% Off
Pros:  Light, inepensive, lasts 30 hours.
Cons:  Lowest scoring light in review due to horrible brightness and beam quality scores.
Manufacturer:   Seattle Sports

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  • Brightness - 40% 0
  • Beam Quality - 25% 0
  • Battery Life - 20% 8
  • Portability - 15% 8
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Our Verdict

This is the least expensive light in our review along with the BV SuperBright. For $12 you get two: one to use for the front and one the taillight. The light is very portable and the battery life is decent. That said, the beam quality and brightness scores were the worst in our review. In fact, they were so bad we gave both metrics a 0/10 score. Unless you don't ride at night much and just want the cheapest way to make your bike "night legal," we recommend getting our Best Buy, the Cygolite Metro 360, which actually has impressive brightness and can be found for under $35.

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Our Analysis and Test Results


Beam Quality

Of 20 lights tested, this one had the worst beam quality. As you can see below, it barely even registered on our target. Even then, it casts a tiny little circle.

Beam Diameter and Pattern

Seattle Sports Blazer
Cygolite Metro 360


This was also the lowest scoring light for brightness. In our beam distance photos… it barely illuminated the bike path at all. In fact, you need the photo on the right to even know it's a bike path.

Beam Distance Photos

Seattle Sports Blazer
Cygolite Metro 360

Battery Life

This light lasts 30 hours with a CR 2032 battery. This is a solid amount of time and makes this one of the longest running lights. However, if you commute a lot, you need to keep a lot of batteries on hand, which negates some of the cost savings of the original purchase price. It's also a bit of the pain to replace the batteries.


This is one of the lightest and smallest lights we tested and weighs less than an ounce.


While one of the cheapest lights we tested, its hard to argue it has much value considering it barely provides any usuable light.

Chris McNamara

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